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AECOM Commercial Project Manager - Environment & Sustainability in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Start here. Grow here.

In your new role as Project Commercial Manager - Environment & Sustainability , in AECOM's Environment, Water & Energy (EWE) Business Line, you will play a crucial role in enhancing project commercial outcomes and driving commercial best practice and learning. By leveraging your expertise in consultancy, engineering construction contracts, program, and change management, you will support and uplift project managers (PMs) in commercial matters. This includes mitigating risks, minimising lost margin, and fostering commercial best practices to boost project performance and client satisfaction.

Reporting to the Assistant Commercial Director and working under the direction of the Business Unit Operations Director or commercial team, your responsibilities will span across multiple projects.

Each team member has a development plan to provide a clear pathway to personal development and career progression. The team provides technical leadership of project throughout the infrastructure lifecycle from feasibility, preliminary and detailed design stages. Our clients are many and varied from both the private and public sector and include custodians of the UK’s Rail network, numerous local authorities, and major contractors.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Collaborate: Assisting PMs, Project Directors, and Lead Verifiers in the commercial management of projects to ensure successful delivery.

  • Provide Expertise : Applying your knowledge of contract management to enhance project performance, focusing on critical aspects like insurances, programme, delay damages, and key contract dates.

  • Ensure Quality: Using contract administration platforms such as CEMAR and Asite to oversee and act on client communications and instructions. Identifying and managing Early Warnings, participating in Risk Reduction meetings, and facilitating Compensation Events and their implementation. Applications for Payment, Forecasts to Complete, and project programs.

  • Oversee: Participating in project reviews, commercial discussions with clients and suppliers, and ensuring the execution of action items.

  • Mentor: Coaching technical staff to heighten their commercial awareness and expertise.

  • Deliver: Working to reduce disallowed costs and efficiently manage expenditures from AECOM and its subcontractors. Contributing to Go/No-Go decisions for new projects or significant changes to existing projects.

Scope of projects:

  • Energy transition projects including green hydrogen / ammonia, offshore / onshore wind, solar farms, battery storage, pumped hydro schemes

  • Water engineering, water scarcity

  • Carbon advisory – ESG, energy utilisation

  • Digital tools

  • Environment Impact / Biodiversity Net Gain

  • Ground investigation programmes (road; rail; carbon capture hubs)

  • International projects: Latin America, Middle East, Asia, India

Come grow with us.

We develop projects from concept through operation providing engineering and construction services for multiyear, multimillion-dollar projects for major rail and transit agencies. Our specialists provide analytical and strategic expertise for every stage of a project

And let's not forget about the perks at AECOM. You'll enjoy a range of core and personalised benefits designed to support your future and well-being, customized to fit your lifestyle. Take advantage of career development opportunities, our flexible hybrid working model to ensure a work-life balance that suits your lifestyle , technical practice networks, AECOM University, and volunteering days

This role is part of a dynamic commercial team within the Environment & Sustainability (E&S) Business Unit of the EWE Business Line. Our E&S team fosters a culture of trust and collaboration, comprising 700 professionals, including Scientists, Engineers, and Project Managers. We specialize in providing consultancy services across diverse sectors, serving clients in the UK, Europe, and worldwide, with our projects reaching as far as the Middle East and Africa.

The EWE team is at the forefront of AECOM’s strategic purpose and acts as a global centre of excellence – to provide leading consultancy and infrastructure services in the fields of sustainability, social equity, net zero, carbon advisory, renewable energy and water scarcity.  As such, you will be involved in negotiating and supporting various projects, where AECOM’s UKI team is a leader.

There are multiple future career development opportunities , from Project Management through to Operations or Commercial functions, or taking commercial responsibility for a Practice or Business Unit.

As well as all the above, we offer a flexible hybrid working model . As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, well-being and more.


Ready to push the limits of what’s possible?

Here’s what we’re looking for:

As CPM, you will be experienced at directly communicating with clients, subcontractors, and subconsultants to proactively resolve any commercial performance concerns/risks. Additionally, you will be conversant and familiar with contract governance under principally NEC NEC3 EEC and PSC frameworks (all main Option types) and preferably JCT and FIDIC suites.

Furthermore, you will support the Project Manager and Project Accountant by addressing commercial and financial risk aspects. You will possess outstanding skills in managing stakeholders and provide guidance on these matters as necessary, including reporting on internal projects to AECOM Operations, Finance, and Risk/Commercial stakeholders, in addition to Directors.

In addition to the above, you will need the following:

  • Degree in engineering / quantity surveying (or equivalent qualification).

  • Experience in project, commercial and risk management, including client facing roles.

We celebrate diversity, including neurodiversity, and believe it enriches our team. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and abilities. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us at

At AECOM, we value everyone's unique contributions and perspectives.

If you meet some of the requirements above or have transferable skills you believe would benefit us, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Additional Information



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10104043

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Corporate Development

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