AECOM Real Estate Program Manager (location flexible) in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for a dynamic Program Manager to work with the EMIA Director of Real Estate to oversee the tenant improvement construction program across the region, especially in the UK& Ireland.

AECOM’s corporate real estate team leads portfolio management and reporting, transaction management, lease administration, construction and project management, workplace and facilities management, and general real estate processes and policy for AECOM’s 150 offices in the UK and Ireland, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

Based from any of our UK offices the Program Manager will be responsible for managing a team of insourced and outsourced project managers and will oversee all phases of the project life cycle.

The role will be responsible for managing a range of projects – from minor office refreshes to MEP replacements to full fit-outs. Projects will be located across the region but much of the focus will be on the UK & Ireland.

The Program Manager will develop systems and processes to help plan and monitor projects and increase the likelihood of great outcomes which are on time and on budget.

This is a highly collaborative role, requiring appropriate integration between services lines such as transaction managers, facility managers, finance, design, internal clients, project managers and suppliers.

The successful candidate will:

Collaborate closely with project managers to develop and maintain a master project schedule and then ensure adherence to it.

Drive continuous improvement of real estate project management processes and procedures. Routinely audit and improve functions’ processes, procedures and support tools.

Manage both primary client (executive level) and local client expectations, and balance the needs of the company and clients to ensure satisfaction for both.

Monitor and report on program Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), service standards, and service goals.

Establish early high-level construction project cost estimates; ensure the estimate advances in alignment with scope and design progression and highlight cost variances along with mitigation plans in regular project and program reporting.

Contribute to the development of the annual capital expenditure budget.

Work closely with project managers, Finance, Treasury and Accounting teams to provide monthly reporting for cash flow forecasting.

Support the development and management of competitive bidding processes, sourcing/supplier programs, master service agreements, vendor performance management and streamlining of internal processes. Coordinate with Procurement as necessary.

Evaluate existing and proposed project sites and facilities with the Transactions team during the acquisition process.

Support lease transactions by reviewing tenant improvement lease terms.

Work with stakeholders to negotiate and resolve conflicts, disputes, and potential claims on behalf of the client.

Coordinate with internal business units to understand project needs and priorities. Establish strong relationships with AECOM stakeholders and employees as clients. Focus on relationships by building trust, through honesty and transparency of communication.

Coordinate workplace change management activities and support project managers and clients with associated communications to employees.


Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates with a proven track record in a progressive corporate workplace, interior experience that includes knowledge of all project phases: planning, design, pre-construction, construction, commissioning, and turnover to operations.

You will have experience managing projects and/or project managers to coordinate an integrated and collaborative team, along with working knowledge of construction contracts, budgets, schedules, quality and risk.

The chosen candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to travel as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.

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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 195227BR

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.