AECOM Director, PCC Leader for North of England in Manchester, United Kingdom

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Position Title Director, PCC Leader for North of England

United Kingdom - Manchester


Job Summary

AECOM is recruiting for a Director to lead our team in the North of England providing cost, project and programme management and other related consultancy services, know internally as Programme, Cost, Consulting (PCC).

You will lead the PCC practice line across the region, ideally based in Manchester whilst also managing the PCC teams in our Liverpool and Leeds offices, totalling some 70 staff.

We have many high profile clients in the North, and have worked on some of the region’s largest and most prestigious projects. You will continue to build and develop on these successes and to drive further growth.

Geographically you will report to the North Business Unit Leader, who manages all of AECOM’s built environment services and staff across the three offices. You will also liaise closely with our PCC practice line lead for the UK&I regional business.

The role:

  • Provide effective leadership and management to the 60+ PCC technical staff across three offices​

  • Provide effective line management to the senior PCC team members across the three offices.

  • You'll be a key member of the regional Business Unit leadership team contributing to the overall and operational management of AECOM across the North of England region.

  • Act as a key member of the national PCC leadership team

  • Manage the PCC team to meet financial income, utilisation and profit targets.

  • Direct client liaison, leading as commission / account manager on large and/or complex projects

  • Oversee the overall PCC team with their duties, driving technical excellence in all that we do

  • Play a key role in marketing and promoting AECOM externally.

  • Lead the business development activity for PCC in the North.

  • Manage / lead the production and submission of bids for new work

  • Collaborate with our PCC Infrastructure lead to develop an integrated PCC team working across the region

  • Collaborate with the wider PCC business supporting national and international bids, sharing knowledge and resource.

  • liaise with the non-PCC parts of the AECOM business to develop and deliver an integrated multi-disciplinary offer.

  • Provide oversight / strategic guidance / audit & review, to a portfolio of projects.

  • Ensure commissions are managed to the AECOM quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time

  • Build strong relationships with clients and members of the wider AECOM business

Expected candidate attributes:

  • Expertise and experience across a range of building and property sectors including commercial, residential, education and leisure.

  • Passion for first class service delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement

  • Proven business development acumen and ability to seek out and secure new clients and work

  • Successful client account management securing repeat business.

  • Excellent knowledge of the property and construction industry and clients in the North of England, especially the markets in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds with an extensive business network in those markets

  • Experience at a leadership level in a comparable consultancy business

  • Extensive experience acting in a leadership capacity and track record of managing teams

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and highly motivated

  • Proven commercial acumen and track record of running a successful and profitable business.

Business overview:

PCC North staff

  • Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds

  • Buildings and Infrastructure

  • Mix of project management, cost management, cost intelligence, building surveying and principle designer

PCC North current / recent notable projects

  • Exhibition Centre Liverpool

  • Anfield Main Stand Extension

  • Project Genesis (MBDA)

  • Echo Arena

  • Tower Wharf (RICS award)

  • Manchester Town Hall Complex (Central Library and Town Hall Extension)


  • HOME Theatre, Manchester

  • Salford Gateway

  • 2 St Peters Square, Manchester (base-build, Ernst & Young fit-out, DWP fit-out)

  • Robinsons Brewery Conditions Survey (268 public houses)

PCC North older notable projects

  • Lowry Centre

  • MEN Arena


  • Liverpool One

Minimum Requirements

• Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (New and Existing)

• Provide leadership within project and commercial 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally Degree Qualified: Quantity/ Building Surveying, Project Management or similar qualification and hold Chartered status. ​

  • Preferably significant experience across the North of England.

  • Experience and training within a PQS business.

  • Proven 10 years post qualification experience.


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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Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150445BR