AECOM Associate Director in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Alternate Locations UK - London

Job Summary

Lon 1 – Civil, Structural and Façade Discipline – AECOM, UK&I Buildings and Places

This is a great opportunity for a highly experienced structural engineer with a proven track record in project delivery, team development, work winning and client management. The post will be based in London Aldgate, where we have the principle AECOM campus, delivering work at a local, national and global level.

This is an exciting time for AECOM as we continue to build on the successful integration of URS into our global business. We are experiencing significant growth with an interesting and expanding pipeline of projects across London. We are a significant presence in the London Design and Construction industry.

As an Associate Director you will have the opportunity to contribute leading and shaping the structural engineering team. You will also be a key member of the Buildings + Places team with an opportunity to grow into a role to help drive the growth of the business across the South East and London Region. A significant part of your role will be client facing, and running projects. You would also be expected to contribute to the identification of new leads and securing new and repeat business. You will therefore need to be adept at engaging with clients and other professionals at the inception stage of projects and use your engineering expertise to make a significant contribution to emerging design concepts. We would expect you to hold existing expertise in delivery of projects from inception through to completion, an ability to run and manage resource in the delivery of these projects, hold existing client knowledge and have emerging as well as selected established relationships with the hope of exploiting and growing these relationships to secure opportunities for AECOM.

Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques and procedures

  • Current experience of leading, managing and running – as the principle point of contact - structural engineering design projects

  • Wide ranging experience in Building Structures across a number of market sectors, in particular a proven ability to establish structural design concepts and deliverable design schemes

  • Established coaching and mentoring skills.

  • An understanding of project management principles and practices

  • Emerging leadership skills, including skills in business development, client relationship management, technical leadership, team building and motivation

  • Sound knowledge of construction contracts and professional agreements and experience fee preparation and the agreeing of scopes of service.

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to write compelling proposals and deliver engaging presentations to existing and prospective clients

Desirable attributes:

  • An network of contacts with clients, professional practices, architects and contractors in the London Market and South East region.

  • A good appreciation of the construction property market in London and the drivers for growth in the Region

  • Experience in selling Civil and Structural Engineering services, as well as multi-disciplinary consultancy services and in leading and managing multi-disciplinary project teams comprising internal teams and sub-consultants

  • Experience of managing complex design projects ranging from £10m to £100m in construction value

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), Member of either the Institution of Civil Engineers and/or the Institution of Structural Engineers.

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 have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. 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 - Engineering Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201607BR

Clearance Required 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.