AECOM Associate Director - Traffic & Local Roads in Bangalore, India

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146091BR

Position Title Associate Director - Traffic & Local Roads

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country India

State/Province/Region IN - Karnataka

City Bangalore

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About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

Our Transportation division has a vacancy for an Associate Director in the Traffic and Local Roads team in our Telford office with experience in leading the delivery of a broad range of highway engineering and traffic management disciplines.

Our team is growing and you will have significant opportunity to develop your career in a fast moving environment. We are looking for creative and flexible individuals to develop strong working relationships with local clients and help us grow our business throughout the West Midlands region.

You will join a dynamic team that provides a full range of traffic engineering technical services and undertakes a wide range of projects for local government clients both in the region and for key clients nationally and internationally.

You will have a proven track record of team leadership, project delivery and business development within a consultancy environment. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.

AECOM is passionate about bringing global knowledge and experience to bear at a local level. As a result a requirement of the role is to be flexible to support project delivery across the business and in different geographies as the need dictates.

Key Responsibilities

Work winning

  • Establish strong working relationships with local clients in the West Midlands region through business development and being the key point of contact for meetings and client liaison;

  • Develop strong working relationships with other internal teams within AECOM’s Transportation division, working with colleagues to deliver marketing and business development objectives in both the local region and nationally;

  • Prepare detailed proposals, client briefs and fee proposals for approval by senior colleagues and contribute to major bids as required.

Project delivery

  • Following successful accreditation on the AECOM project management system, act as a Project Director and Project Manager including monitoring financial performance. Comprehensive training on AECOM’s project management system will be provided;

  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief;

  • Oversee the preparation of feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs for traffic engineering schemes;

  • Oversee the preparation of detailed technical reports providing specialist technical contributions as required.

Team management

  • Proactively contribute to the management of the West Midlands Traffic and Local Roads team, deputising for Traffic and Local Roads District Leader as required;

  • Proactively support recruitment activity to continue to grow the local team.

Staff development / mentoring

  • Manage career progression of line reports;

  • Monitor team skills and ensure they are up to date with current best practice, techniques and innovation;

  • Promote a health and safety focused culture by undertaking mandatory duties, ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members, and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.

Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent technical and communication skills;

  • A successful track record of work winning including preparation of high quality technical bids and proposals;

  • Demonstrated experience in developing business and forming strong client relationships including an ability to deal directly with clients and engage and influence at a senior level within client organisations;

  • A successful track record in the management and delivery of a portfolio of traffic engineering projects including an ability to effectively manage project commercial risks;

  • A proven ability of managing and growing a team, with strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and maintain a highly motivated project delivery team;

  • An ability to demonstrate high level of experience and technical expertise in some or all of the following areas:

  • Highway design;

  • Traffic engineering/management design;

  • Cycling and walking design;

  • Traffic signal design;

  • Bus priority and BRT;

  • Road safety audits, analysis and design;

  • Traffic signing and wayfinding;

  • Parking, road safety and public transport design;

  • Traffic Regulation Orders and parking.

  • A flexible approach to supporting project and business development activities across UK and Ireland plus wider AECOM geographies;

  • A successful track record of work winning including preparation of high quality technical bids and proposals;

  • A proven ability of managing and growing a team, with strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and maintain a highly motivated project delivery team;

  • A good industry profile with the gravitas to represent AECOM with major clients.​

Preferred Qualifications

  • Whilst not essential, any of the following skills would be desirable:

  • Project Management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2);

  • CSCS Card holder.​​​

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.