AECOM Talent Acquisition Lead, UK and Ireland in St Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Talent Acquisition Lead. The main purpose of this role will be to support the UK and Ireland business to achieve their growth plans and ensuring that the regional Talent Acquisition Team provide a service that is fit for purpose whilst maintaining best practice at all times. With a team of 5 direct reports, you could be based from St Albans, Croydon or Basingstoke and will work very closely with the EMIA Talent Acquisition Leader and UK&I Human Resources Leader. This role will also require a very high level of collaboration with key stakeholders and compliance. It is essential that this role instills a level of consistency in approach and methodology with best practice methods being utililsed at all time in line with AECOM’s regional and global standards.

Job Duties:

Manpower planning:

  • Supporting the Talent Acquisition End Market Leads by working with them to engage with key stakeholders and the wider Human Resources teams in order to understand future manpower forecasts on a regular basis to ensure the team is able to service the business and take into account ever changing needs.

Live roles:

  • Enabling and working with the Talent Acquisition End Market Leads and stakeholders to prioritise their teams positions where there are peaks and troughs in order to manage the expectations of the stakeholders

  • Managing the mapping and life cycle process of regional strategic hires using the best practice search and selection process

  • Participate in providing innovative ideas for recruitment strategies as well as being fully responsible for ensuring that all local advertising mediums are kept up to date and available recruitment tools are used to their full potential

  • Champion diversity by ensuring that a diverse pool of candidates is provided in all sectors and supporting local initiatives

  • Ensuring that there is 100% compliance at all times throughout the life cycle recruitment process ensuring appropriate interview techniques and process is being used for each position consistently

  • Always be one step ahead on talent competition and industry trends

  • Fully responsible for the Preferred Supplier list of Recruitment Agencies ensuring compliancy at all times

Team Leadership:

  • Lead the UK&I Talent Acquisition Team by using coaching and learning techniques

  • Ensuring that the UK&I business is fully supported throughout the HR Transformation process

  • Hold regular, meaningful and agenda led team meetings with not only the Talent Acquisition Leaders but the whole UK&I team combined

  • Hold regular meetings in person/technology with key stakeholders to ensure the partnering relationship is maintained, relevant data is provided and that service levels are being met. This also includes the wider UK&I Human Resources Teams and EMIA Talent Acquisition

  • Supporting and leading local decisions for the Talent Acquisition Team on complex issues. Where required, engage the appropriate personnel prior to making key decisions e.g Human Resources, Compliance, Legal.

  • Contribute and participate on EMIA Talent Acquisition initiatives and adhoc projects ensuring that the local team is kept fully up to speed on these priorities

Data Integrity:

  • Advocate and ensure data integrity can be reported on in real time

  • Provide accurate weekly reports to the UKI stakeholders, Human Resources and EMIA TA Lead

  • Work to AECOM’s KPI’s


  • Ensure a safe working environment at all times by leading from the front

  • Engage in demonstrable behaviour, including safety observations and hazard identification, to reinforce your commitment to safety

  • Report any safety hazards or risks in a timely manner

Specific Skills Required:

  • Demonstrable track record of delivering effective results

  • Proven leadership experience and strong experience of building and engaging teams

  • Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems and highly proficient in social media tools

  • Ability to be “hands on”

  • Problem solving and solutions orientated person

  • Ability to manage complex situations

  • Ability to work in high pressure situations

  • Possess the experience, confidence, and presence to manage change

  • Excellent influencing skills

  • Should be willing to travel throughout the UK&I as and when required

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable successful track record of full life cycle recruitment. Ideally with a mix of in house and recruitment agency experience

  • Experience of recruiting for Professional Services would be preferable

Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant internationally recognized degree or industry qualification such as F/MIRP (or equivalent) would be preferred.

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 Human Resources

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group DCS

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 192296BR

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.