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AECOM Technical Director, Bridges - South East in Croydon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Surrey, Croydon

Job Summary

We are looking for an individual who can combine the technical engineering challenges of a fast-paced engineering sector and demonstrate significant leadership and people management of multiple bridge design engineering teams, based at the Croydon office. The office has one of the largest bridge design teams in the country, with over seventy engineers and technicians and a strong pipeline of exciting and challenging design and asset management projects. Your skills profile will include excellent leadership qualities and a strong track record of managing large technical teams.

This is a new senior leadership position within our bridges and structures sector, and you will have the opportunity to help to shape the dimensions and challenges of this new and exciting position.

In addition to the office leadership role, you will be expected to be involved in the delivery of bridge and structures projects. There is a wide variety of challenging and exciting new-build design and asset management projects being undertaken in the Croydon team and you will be expected to be available to undertake a number of possible project roles, such as Technical Lead, CRE, Lead Verifier, Project Manager or Project Director as appropriate.

We are looking for someone who is as passionate about design as well as mentoring and developing collegues and junior members of the team

Job Summary

You will provide day-to-day leadership of the multiple teams in Croydon to ensure that their performance supports the Southern Region plan.

You will be responsible for:

  • The team safety culture and performance. You will ensure safety is the primary concern of all team members working in the office or on-site. This will include regular cascading of safety briefs to their team, ensuring risk assessments are carried out for all work and safety control measures implemented as appropriate. You will encourage the reporting of incidents and near misses by team members and will report regular safety observations and senior management observations.

  • Stakeholder relationships. You will coordinate and contribute to the local work winning and business development activities, actively developing and maintaining relationships with local government and contractor clients and stakeholders. You will be required to assist with the production of proposals for new commissions and undertake reviews of commercial proposals matched to resourcing schedules

  • Accuracy of data provided to the Operations Lead and Regional Lead for projects led by the Croydon office. Information reported on will included leading and lagging indicators of both technical excellence performance and financial performance of the team.

  • You will play a key role in defining and influencing the workplace culture. You will set the tone for communication and collaboration within the team, raising morale and job satisfaction, increasing productivity and efficiency in a positive and supportive environment.

  • You will set a clear ethos and values for the team, foster collaboration and communications and create an inclusive work environment. You will create clear goals and rewards for the team.

  • Office resource plans. You will maintain resource plans, matching the pipeline of project work and future opportunities with resources in the team. You will ensure future opportunities are identified and tracked and that records are kept up to date within the tracking software.

  • Project management performance. You will work closely with the Operations Lead and with the Project Managers in their team to monitor project performance and identify early interventions to maintain or exceed project performance goals.

  • Utilisation of individuals in their team. You will collaborate with other office leads in the region and across the UK to ensure project resource requirements are met and utilisation targets for the office are maintained.

  • Recruitment. You will work with Talent Acquisition team.

  • Contribute to the management of the overall Croydon Office. You will join regular meetings with other discipline leads for the Croydon Office to ensure a cross-divisional approach to the management of the office. This will include work winning meetings, joint presentations to the overall Croydon team and other meetings to set the standard and ethos of the office.

Minimum Requirements

You will be required to have excellent professional communication skills both oral and written and the ability to understand and challenge design outputs from computer modelling and design software associated with the design and assessment of bridges.

You must be experienced in the management of multiple teams and have had involvement in the production of detailed design and assessment information, technical reports, drawings, tender documents & specifications for public and private developments, and familiar with the UK and international design and assessment standards such as Eurocodes, AASHTO, Network Rail Standards, DMRB, etc. that are commonly used for design and assessment of bridges and other civil engineering structures.

Chartered status with a relevant professional body and a strong CV confirming performance in a similar role.

Preferred Qualifications

MSc level or equivalent in Civil/Structural Engineering.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Bridges

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245301BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.