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Job Information

AECOM Associate Director - Highways in Cork, Ireland

Ireland - Dublin, Dublin

Job Summary

AECOM is a leading global consultancy in infrastructure. AECOM’s Roads Team in Ireland has over 100 professionals operating from 3 locations across the island. We are seeking a highly driven Associate Director to join our Ireland Roads Team delivering projects across the country. Working within a well-established group the candidate will provide technical and commercial leadership to our in-house multidisciplinary teams based on strong track record in the Roads consultancy sector.

The successful candidate can be based in either Dublin, Cork or Westmeath and will be provided with a lap-top and software that supports the individual’s work-life balance requirements and flexible working.

The candidate will be confident in preparing feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed design and administration of contracts through construction and handover Road projects of various sizes, with a particular focus on TII Phase 1 - 4 delivery of National Road scheme. The candidate will be responsible for working with internal and external clients, in an effort to cross-sell our service capabilities.

The candidate will play an active role in preparing reports and tenders and demonstrate strong project management skills and commercial acumen. The candidate will be recognised by peers and clients as a subject matter expert in Road Design, municipal infrastructure or treatment systems

Job Duties :

  • Drive a culture of optimal safety in design and construction

  • Manage a wide portfolio of Road projects from pursuit through to completion or single large scale commissions

  • Mitigate and manage contract risk associated with scope creep

  • Monitor key project performance indicators and ensure that project data is accurate and provided in a timely manner

  • Provide technical scrutiny and verification of project deliverables

  • Confidently perform as a client interface

  • Demonstrate team leadership skills

  • Prepare reports and communicate with senior management in a clear and concise manner

  • Bring innovation and new ideas to clients and project teams

  • Understand and implement best practice

  • Mentor other staff in setting and developing career goals

  • Achieve continual learning and professional development in the area of expertise

  • Champion AECOM quality assurance and quality control standards

  • Actively participate in thought leadership in the industry, contributing to publications and new standards Specific Skills Required

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in Road and Highways engineering.

  • Experience of being expert witness at an Oral Hearing/Public Inquiry for a road development scheme

  • Experience in TII Standards, Project Management Guidelines, and Project Appraisal Guidelines.

  • Good working knowledge of either of contracts including PWC/GCC/ NEC/FIDIC

  • Experience in operating an enterprise project management system

  • Experience in a role that involved client management responsibilities.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills;

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, and the ability to contribute to bid development;

  • Familiarity with the highest levels of HSSE compliance at all design stages

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Masters will be preferred

  • You will be chartered with a relevant institution (e.g Engineers Ireland, ICE or similar)

  • Experience of delivery of major infrastructure through the Irish statutory processes including ABP/SID/Part 8 & associated EIA/AA processes

  • Full driving licence

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.

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 Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ireland

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 227204BR

Additional Locations IE - Cork - Montrose House

Clearance Required 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.


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