AECOM Director - Cost Management in London, United Kingdom
Requisition/Vacancy No. 144922BR
Position Title Director - Cost Management
Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services
Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy
Country United Kingdom
State/Province/Region GBR - London
Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About the Business Line
Program, Cost, Consultancy
We provide cost and project management services, and specialist consultancy services, to public- and private-sector clients around the world, with a strong presence in Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.
AECOM is recruiting for a Director of Cost Management to join and lead the London cost management team. To continue to build and develop on it's successes and growth.
As Director you will lead the cost practice across the London region, where it has successfully carried out cost management work with many high profile clients and some of the largest projects within the Greater London area.
The role will entail direct client liaising, lead as commission / account managers together with overseeing the overall project management team with their duties
The role will require a passion for first class service delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement and promoting AECOM externally
Contribute to the overall and operational management of AECOM across the Northern Region and the UK
To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met
To be specifically responsible for delegated business development / marketing objectives. Duties and Responsibilities: To lead significant Cost Management Commissions, taking overall responsibility for their successful delivery
To provide oversight / strategic guidance /audit & review, to a portfolio of projects being lead within the cost centre
To be specifically responsible for delegated business development / marketing tasks
To provide effective Line Management to AD’s, SQSs, QSs and AQSs
As Director you will be assessed by the extent to which:
Commissions are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time
General line management responsibilities are effectively discharged and the cost management team is led effectively
Strong relationships are developed with clients and members of the cross-functional team
Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross- selling opportunities, are identified and acted .upon.
Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (New and Existing)
Provide leadership within project management business and provide leadership and mentoring to the team
Ensure all staff members within the team have current and relevant training
Manage the delivery of team outputs, in accordance with agreed time-scales and quality standards
Co-ordination and sign off on all management information produced by the teams prior to issue
To ‘win’ clients through strong business development skills
Management of tender documents, appraisals and negotiations
Experience at a leadership level in a comparative business;
Extensive experience acting in a leadership capacity
Track record of managing teams
Excellent communication and organisational skills;
Highly motivated and with excellent industry network;
Possess the ability to work across service lines (a track record of cross selling would be useful)
Commercial experience is essential along with a proven track record of winning and retaining new Clients
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.