AECOM R & D Manager in London, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151853BR

Position Title R & D Manager

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - London

City 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

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.

Job Summary

The London office are looking fopr an R & D Manager to join the Fiscal Incentives team.

This individual will be an integral member of the R&D Team focusing on identifying and winning work and the successful service delivery for existing and future client engagements. This includes the provision of support to the R&D Tax Director in respect of support with deliverables and Client interaction as well as support in technical client presentations.

It will involve strategic thinking, discussion with and education of the technical teams within the business. It will also entail the working up of processes and efficient & effective delivery of the claims. The role is a mixed role with emphasis on a technical/ scientific background.

You will also be required to:

Work with the engagement team to develop claim methodologies and prepare R&D tax relief claims for submission to HMRC (manage technical aspects of client engagement)

Identify, agree and target client opportunities to build a robust pipeline of future work

Draft proposals and assist with bids and client presentations

Draft technical collateral and assist with thought leadership

Work with client technical and tax teams to prepare and submit robust and eligible R&D tax claims.

Work with the team in responding to HMRC enquiries into R&D tax claims

Help to establish and maintain strong client relationships with both existing and new clients

Work with the client's finance and tax teams to ensure that eligible R&D tax expenditure is identified.

Assist the team to develop claim methodologies and prepare documentation for submission to HMRC


Minimum Requirements

  • Solid experience in R&D tax credits and additional relevant engineering sector experience

  • Good technical understanding of UK tax legislation

  • Good IT skills

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as part of broader national team

  • The ability to work to tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in a related field

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.


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