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AECOM Cost Management Director - Commercial Office in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

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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

Our London + South East Cost Management plans to continue to grow our existing 120 strong team, as we successfully secure projects with many high-profile clients and as a direct result, we are currently seeking a Senior Director in our London Cost Management team, with a strong and proven track record in the Commercial Office market . The role is market facing, including leading client engagement, business development, marketing and PR, to continue to raise the profile of AECOM and specifically the London Cost Management team. It will include taking responsibility for the care and growth of both new and existing clients and development of revenue on behalf of the business.

As a Senior Director, the ability to successfully manage and deliver complex, high profile projects and the Client Relationships those entail, will be absolutely key. The role will cover the whole project lifecycle from identifying opportunity, initial inception and through the design and procurement process and onto the site delivery, final accounts and post completion aftercare. You will be ultimately be responsible for the technical delivery of the schemes that you are leading for your Clients.

You will possess the skills and experience to actively support the internal team and manage both senior and more junior staff (including Project Directors and Associates) on technically complex projects, typically ranging between £50m to £200m. You will help develop collaborative relationships with our clients and other professional colleagues within the industry. You will have day to day client point of contact responsibility for projects and indeed escalation where appropriate. The successful candidate will be connected in the London market, organised and self-motivated, being able to successfully work with fellow Senior Leaders in a collaborative manner.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of AECOM's London + South East Cost Management Leadership team and the wider Buildings + Places Commercial Sector leadership, working with other key disciplines across the business.

Main aspects of the role are:

  • Assist in the leadership & growth and Profile of the London Cost Management team and the wider Commercial Sector, working collaboratively with colleagues and driving key industry thought leadership on topics such as the ESG Agenda

  • Engage in and contribute to thought Leadership to grow your own and AECOM’s profile

  • Identify new work opportunities in the commercial sector and lead / contribute to bids and generate Revenue to set and agreed targets

  • Play a key instrumental role in advising, mentoring and developing capabilities within the team

  • Lead from the front driving technical excellence, client satisfaction & a people-focussed culture

  • Contribute to leadership of cost management discipline within the sector (e.g. knowledge leadership, data capture, benchmarking, best practice etc)

  • Key sector client account management

  • Lead significant Cost Management Commissions, taking overall responsibility for their successful delivery

  • Responsible for delegated business development / marketing tasks

  • Manage and be responsible and accountable for your key financial metrics of the CM team – workload, utilisation, billings

  • Assist in the implementation of a people-focused growth strategy to enable and support recruitment, career progression and staff engagement

Minimum Requirements :

  • Extensive sector experience across Commercial Offices and Commercial Real Estate

  • Extensive Cost Management experience of construction projects.

  • Experience at a leadership level in a comparative cost management business.

  • Experience of managing, leading & growing teams.

  • Demonstrable track record of winning new work from new clients & repeat work from existing clients.

  • Extensive experience of successfully delivering complex projects.

  • Extensive experience in all aspects of pre and post contract services including: feasibility studies, cost planning, tender document preparation

  • Demonstrable strong client relationships & network of contacts

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

  • Excellent industry network and reputation, including development of Thought Leadership and personal profile

  • A passion for first class service delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement.

  • Possess the ability to work across service lines

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrate your dedication to driving our inclusion and wellbeing strategies by instilling a culture of respect and care within your team, role modelling behaviours aligned to these strategies.

  • Build a diverse and inclusive workforce by recruiting and retaining the best talent and nurturing the next generation of leaders who will do the same.

  • Lead with empathy, respect and understanding, actively seeking out diverse points of view and creating a psychologically safe environment where these points of view can thrive.

  • Provide all employees the freedom they need to grow, develop, innovate and be their whole selves at work.

Qualifications

  • Construction Related Degree

  • Relevant professional qualification (F/MRICS, etc.)

Additional Information

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. 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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

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About AECOM

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 aecom.com 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: J10087140

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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