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Job Information

AECOM Project Director in Cambridge, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Job Summary

Are you a current Project Management Project Director or Associate looking to work on building projects or infrastructure that can change the world, projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last?

If so, we are looking for a Project Management Project Director to join our team in Cambridge to work across various projects in the public and private sector. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.

About Us:

AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Sports, Defence, Education, Government and Healthcare.

We are friendly, busy, flexible and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering regional/London and UK projects.

Our Cambridge Project Management Team:

A team of 12 Project Managers who deliver complex and exciting projects throughout the region and beyond, in a range of sectors.

The team forms part of the wider 24+ project management team in our Eastern region across our Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough offices, which is, in turn, part of our 925-strong national UK&I Programme, Project & Cost Consultancy business unit.

Some of the flagship Client work that our Cambridge office Project Management team have been involved in recent years include:

  • University of Cambridge framework – an excess of £400m

  • Addenbrookes Hospital

  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital

  • Public Health England, Programme of Science Works

  • Various private schools – Theatres, Sports Centres, STEM centres

  • RAF Marham – F35 fighter project

  • Queen Mary University London – new build and refurbishments

  • University College London - – new build and refurbishments

  • Stansted Airport

  • Defra

  • Churchill College, Cambridge University

Job Responsibilities:

You will:

  • be the right-hand person to the Project Management Team Director, running and managing the team day-to-day.

  • be required to lead full multi-discipline commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery with the support of other Directors.

  • need to provide oversight / strategic guidance/audit & review of a portfolio of projects at any one time.

  • ensure commissions are managed to the highest quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time.

  • develop strong relationships with clients and members of cross-functional teams.

  • seek out and secure new work opportunities with new and existing clients and working alongside the Project Management Team Director to grow the portfolio in the Cambridge and Regional Offices.

  • oversee the team of Project Managers, assisting them with their projects as well as mentoring and developing their careers.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant professional qualification (MRICS, MAPM, MICE etc)

  • Significant experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of JCT & NEC contracts

  • Demonstrable ability to lead, mentor and grow a team

  • Demonstrable success in winning new work and growing client relationships

  • Demonstrable track record in successfully delivering complex projects

  • Willing to travel to London or across the Eastern region as needed to meet Client requirements

  • Proactive and team player

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally you will live locally to the office or be willing to relocate

Your Benefits Will Include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242766BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.