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AECOM Decentralised Energy - Associate Director in Manchester, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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

AECOM’s Sustainable Development Group are leaders in the field of Decentralised Energy, including District Heating, District Cooling, Renewables and energy storage.

The team specialises in low carbon sustainable energy network design, from initial opportunity identification, feasibility, business case development and design to commercialisation, procurement support, construction support and post construction monitoring. We have a significant number of projects across UK&I and globally within the Middle East and Europe. We also heavily support UK government in the delivery of a variety of low carbon heat network schemes, including being technical advisors on both the HNIP and GHNF grant schemes.

We are looking for someone with an excellent grasp of the market, and how buildings, estates, towns and cities can be decarbonized through the use of low carbon energy networks.

We are looking for a driven and client focused District Heating professional to lead and grow a team.

Job Duties

  • Build upon and grow our DH work

  • Lead in the bid activities, project delivery and team management

  • Growing and manage the team as required

  • Grow a portfolio of clients

  • Interface with wider DE team in the management of resources and projects

  • Help the Government, local authorities and private sector clients deliver on their climate objectives.

Examples of the Skills Sought

  • Excellent client facing skills

  • A good understanding of the UK energy market

  • Knowledge of Heat Networks

  • Knowledge of renewables (PV etc)and low carbon heating technologies

  • Knowledge of energy storage, EV and Micro grids

  • Knowledge of building services, their design and operational requirements including controls and utilities and commissioning


Minimum Requirements

  • Track record of project delivery from concept stage through to operation

  • Track record of managing teams

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MEng / BEng in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred

  • CEng status would be beneficial

Additional Information

AECOM Manchester has created a vibrant office community that goes beyond the confines of daily work tasks and meetings. The office itself is modern, in a great location and provides everything you could want from your office environment including a wellbeing room, prayer room and great breakout spaces to collaborate.

The Manchester office have cultivated an environment where wellness, learning, and social engagement are integral to its culture. Our Green, STEM and Sports and Social team are regularly updating their colleagues in Town halls and Viva Engage pages with the great work they have been doing in the community and upcoming events. Our vibrant social calendar includes events like terrarium making, pasta making, cinema club, hikes, Italian classes run by our Italian colleagues and more! These varied events create opportunities for employees to connect on a personal level, build lasting friendships, and enjoy a sense of belonging. By integrating these diverse activities into our workplace, we ensure that our employees feel valued, engaged, and part of a dynamic and supportive community.



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 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: J10106508

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid