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AECOM Associate Project Manager in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

As an Associate Project Manager you will need to have proven experience gained within consultancy or client organisation (Life Science, Tertiary Education or Defence sector preferable) with the ability to undertake a lead role on medium to large sized projects, with minimal support whilst providing line management support as part of your duties.

As an Associate Project Manager you will be expected to work as part of an integrated team on a significant component of a large complex project, that will be led by a Director.

The role would cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception and business case development, through the design process, procurement process, site delivery, commissioning phase and defects management.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following;

  • Lead Project Management Commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery

  • Undertake Line Management and or supervisory responsibilities, where you will support, motivate and mentor members of your team. Ensure all staff members reporting to you have current and relevant training

  • Lead internal AECOM Project Team Meetings for the purposes of coordinating the AECOM Project Team in addition to the wider AECOM Project Management Team..

  • Lead the management of the delivery of project management team outputs, in accordance with agreed time-scales and quality standards

  • Positively engage with the construction and design team and work collaboratively to mitigate risks, avoid claims and disputes whilst maintaining meticulous records to allow you to quickly respond to issues arising and form an informed and balanced opinion having due regard to contract obligations.

  • Co-ordinate, review and ensure that there has been a sign off of all management information produced by project management teams prior to issue

  • Lead the development of strong relationships with clients and members of the cross-functional team

  • Lead the delivery of Project Management Commissions ensuring their successful delivery.

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

  • Lead the management of design on large complex projects

  • Lead the management of tender documents, appraisals and negotiations on large complex projects

  • Lead the formulation and management of construction contracts on large complex projects

  • Progress business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross- selling opportunities.

  • To support ‘winning’ clients, being responsible for the quality of work outputs, effective communication and demonstration of professional behaviors

  • Provide leadership within project management business and provide leadership and mentoring to the team

  • Manage project finances, resourcing, audits, and reviews, to a portfolio of projects being led within the cost centre

  • Formulate fee proposals

  • Support Project Managers through their Professional Chartership

  • Active involvement in recruitment and retention activities

  • Ensure you complete all relevant training


As the successful applicant you will have the but not be limited to the following qualifications and experience.

  • Professional Qualified – ideally Project Management/ Construction/Engineering/Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Chartered Status with the RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institution

  • Proven experience gained in the Life Science or Tertiary Education construction sectors.

  • Knowledge and experience of the Life Science and Tertiary Education sector (including current issues and business drivers) and local construction market.

  • Excellent understanding of construction contracts

  • Excellent understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10086981

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid