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AECOM Associate Project Manager - Defence in Manchester, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

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

Job Description

Experienced Associate Project Manager required to join our Defence sector team to work on a mixture of both UK and Overseas projects. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions. While you will be UK based there may be a requirement for short duration Overseas visits.

About Us

AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Work Places, Education, Healthcare, and Government. In addition to your Defence sector role there will also be opportunities to gain experience in other sectors.

Flagship Ministry of Defence Projects include Project Wellesley at Worthy Down, and the new Gosport Oil Fuel Depot, Marham Aviation Infrastructure as well as other major schemes such as the £2bn Programme at Heathrow – Future T2, Lower Thames Crossing and HS2.

The Defence sector team is located across the UK and you will be based out of one of our regional offices to suite you such as London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Norwich, Plymouth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast. Our team is growing to support our work in Defence and we are currently delivering a number of exciting projects both in the UK and Overseas for the UK Ministry of Defence.

Job Responsibilities

As an Associate Project Manager, you will be expected to work within and or lead a team to successfully manage and deliver capital investment projects. You will be responsible for the day to day management of projects, inclusive of; contract administration, client management, management of the wider project team and project finances. You will be required to positively engage with the construction and design team and work collaboratively to mitigate risks, avoid claims and disputes whilst maintaining meticulous records to allow you to quickly respond to issues arising and from an informed and balanced opinion having due regard to the building contract.

This role involves providing client-side project management support during all stages of the project delivery lifecycle from option studies, option development, construction tender support through to NEC or JCT contract administration.

You will have a strong professional network and will enjoy being active/attending industry events within the region. You may also be required to undertake Line Management responsibilities, where you will thrive from motivating and mentoring members of your team.

Key Skills

  • Client side project management, including stakeholder, schedule and contract management

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with clients, stakeholders and members of the multi-disciplinary project team

  • Manage the efficient delivery of project management team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards

  • Support the co-ordination and sign-off of all management information produced by the project management team prior to issue


  • Good working knowledge of NEC3 / NEC4 contracts or similar, and commercial awareness

  • Collaborative management skills

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Specific industry and project experience for Government Sector (including UK MOD)

  • Flexibility to work at sites across the UK (including UK MOD sites requiring DV Security Clearance)

  • Flexibility to deploy for short duration International visits (including UK MOD Overseas Operational Theatres)Valid UK driving license

Preferred Qualifications


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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW way of working. 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.

Additional Information

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.

ReqID: J10068852

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Program & Project Management