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AECOM Project Controls Director in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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Job Description

We are currently looking to recruit a Project Controls Director within our Integrated Programme Controls team to join us here at Aecom. This is a lead role where in which you will be able to demonstrate experience in the delivery of PMO best practice in a consulting environment.

Focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects and programmes, you will be able harness your client relationships to generate new and existing business opportunities.

You will have a keen interest in the future of Project Controls, as the infrastructure and construction industries adapt and harnesses digital transformation tools such as AI.

Leadership role within the IPC team

  • Experience gained within a consultancy setting, on large, complex infrastructure or construction projects / programmes.

  • Knowledge of major infrastructure or construction projects (under NEC Forms of Contract), and of the context specifically surrounding Client and the consultation process.

  • Ability to manage stakeholders and information flow in a matrix environment, possessing an aptitude to work across business areas and provide specialist advice as required.

  • Experience of leading and motivating a team within a large-scale project environment.

  • Possessing attention to detail always, with ability to solve complex problems / mitigate risks.

  • Knowledge of public sector policies, processes and procedures and associated political impacts

  • Possesses proven knowledge in commercial strategies.

  • Participates in negotiations when requested and appropriate.

  • Responsible for staffing decisions to meet project objectives and seeks appropriate talent through prescribed Company processes and procedures.

  • Addresses and/or documents employee performance issues and takes lead role in resolution.

  • Willing to assume mentoring and training role and works within Company guidelines to establish appropriate department programs to support the process.

  • Serves when called upon as a key participant in client and/or subcontractor negotiations.

  • Prepares and maintains an accurate budget and ensures that all project participants are aware of their budget.

  • Expert understanding of Schedule critical path analysis, resource loading and levelling.

  • Assists the Project Manager in the management of funds and funds reporting.

  • Assists appropriate management in budgeting and managing incentive programs.

  • Oversees administrative aspects of the project controls programme.


As the ideal candidate you will have experience working within our primary markets along with having the following preferred experience and qualifications.

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised and accredited university or hold a project controls or management qualification (APMG Planning and Controls, Prince2, RICS, APM, MICE, CIOB).

  • Proven experience and excellent working knowledge gained in a multi-discipline project environment in Cost Control or Planning & Scheduling.

  • Experience in the implementation of Earned Value Management based Project Control systems, in accordance with relevant national standards.

  • Practical ability to utilise critical project management concepts (e.g., EVM, project planning, risk analysis, configuration management.

  • Proficient in Primavera P6, MS Project or other Planning software and PowerBI.

  • Flexibility to travel and work in different sectors.

  • Good people management and task facilitation skills.

  • Technical professional with extensive project controls experience.

  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management.

  • Working knowledge of current methodologies and tools related to managing projects.

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10103124

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid