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AECOM Senior Design Manager - Mission Critical in London - UK, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

Overall Purpose of the Post:

  • To Lead, direct, manage and support Design Teams in the successful delivery of major multi-disciplinary design projects in London, the UK and internationally.

  • To help grow the Design Management team in the UK throught he exemplary delivery of major projects and by demonstrating value at every opportunity .

  • To assist the Design Management Director in developing the Design Management offer, ensure technical excellence, best practice and quality of service

  • To forge relationships with architects and engineers, build relationships which enable business development and growth, securing a strong pipeline of work.

Summary of Duties:

  • Develop the Design Management Offer

  • Manage the Design Management Team

  • Lead the successful delivery of projects, undertaking all design management duties including but not limited to:-

  • Managing Sub-consultants

  • Establish and Implement Design Management procedures

  • Monitoring Design Schedule and Progress Reporting

  • Agreeing the format and content of Documentation/Deliverables and quality management.

  • Monitor and control project finances

  • Organising Project Meetings and the Decision Making Process


  • This is a Client facing role and demonstrable skills in maintaining and developing both internal and external relationships are required.

  • The jobholder will be expected to convey a positive attitude whilst maintaining the highest standards in undertaking their work and acting with integrity and professionalism at all times. They should comply with the firms laid down standards, procedures and processes and implement these effectively.

  • Responsible for the overall management administration to project and assists in establishing project specific objectives and policies.

  • Provides management and guidance to subordinate managers, enforces company and project policies, and a primary liaison between AECOM and client interface.

  • Oversees and ensures all facets of the project are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule through subordinate managers and supervisors.

  • Responsible for administering the project from budgeting/schedule stage through procurement and contract closeout. Position has significant profit/loss responsibility for assigned project.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in major multi-disciplinary projects

  • Comprehensive understanding of the design process, underpinned by technical excellence

  • Excellent leadership, management and communication skills.

  • A proven business development capability.

  • A collaborative, partnering approach

  • Robust financial management capability

  • Project and design scheduling skills.

  • Experience in the development and implementation of design management tools and procedures

  • In depth construction knowledge/experience

  • Enthusiasm, Commitment, Energy and Integrity

  • Proficiency in MS Project/Excel/Indesign and other relevant PM/DM softwares

  • Ability to secure UK security clearances.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in architecture or engineering discipline

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241478BR

Additional Locations IE - Dublin - 24 Lower Hatch Street

Clearance Required No

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.