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AECOM Associate Director, Transport Planner Development (flexible working) in Cork, Ireland

Job Summary

AECOM Transportation is seeking an Associate Director to lead the Development Transport Planning team based in the Republic of Ireland. We are flexible with the location being based in Dublin, Cork and Galway offices. We at AECOM offer flexible working as well as multiple career pathways whether they be structured or unstructured. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in a similar position and will be part of the Transportation Consulting management team with a focus on growing the business, project delivery and team management within the Republic of Ireland. We have the luxury of being a smaller team backed by a Fortune 500 company for six consecutive years.

With 600 staff on the island of Ireland, AECOM has a strong local presence with a long history of excellence in delivery. In transportation, our largest sector, we have an extremely capable team focused on working in partnership with clients as trusted advisors across the transportation project lifecycle from planning to construction,

AECOM believes that infrastructure creates the opportunity for everyone. With over 56,000 employees, we are the world’s premier infrastructure firm - planners, designers, engineers, consultants and construction managers driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we partner with our clients to build legacies for generations to come. Across the globe, we embrace sustainability by striving to make a positive, lasting impact on society and the environment through ambitious commitments, such as our science-based emissions reduction targets.

Job Summary

Our Development Transport Planning team work on projects in Ireland and continental Europe. These are frequently multi-disciplinary projects, undertaken in collaboration with colleagues from across AECOM.

Our Development teams work with private and public sector clients, architects, planners and other property professionals across all sectors throughout the development life cycle; providing services from site feasibility through to completion. We undertake transport assessments, travel plans, support our environmental colleagues in preparing environmental impact assessments, and provide key transport inputs to the development of travel demand management strategies, spatial plans and masterplans

Development Planning clients include multinational technology companies, property developers, house builders, retailers, the National Development Finance Agency, the Land Development Agency, universities, local authorities and contractors.


  • Leading business development and work winning in the Republic of Ireland for development clients;

  • Expanding the AECOM Development Transport Planning business and taking responsibility for delivering the business targets;

  • Liaising with current and proposed clients to develop repeat and new business for the company;

  • Establishing strong working relationships with other internal teams within AECOM particularly the development planning teams in Northern Ireland and Great Britain and the local Transport Planning team;

  • Take overall responsibility for delivery of projects to contractual arrangements and the financial outcome agreed;

  • Facing and liaising with senior stakeholders, including the clients’ project directors (or equivalent) to resolve issues early and safeguard our interests;

  • Presenting to clients and key stakeholders in a professional, responsive and client focused manner;

  • Undertake Health and Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design;

  • Mentoring and supporting the development of team members

  • Act as a Project Manager/Director (once accredited) as necessary including monitoring financial performance;

  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief;

  • Attend Project Progress meetings along with necessary client meetings; and

  • Prepare detailed client briefs or fee proposals for client submission and contribute to major bids

Minimum Requirements

  • Successful track record of building client relationships and identifying, pursuing and winning work;

  • A highly motivated individual with a passion for succeeding and the potential to develop an industry-leading transportation team;

  • Solid experience working at a senior level;

  • A senior professional with proven experience in the successful delivery of transportation planning projects for both public and private sector clients;

  • Experience in the preparation of development-related transport assessments, travel plans and access studies, with some wider experience in policy implementation, modelling, masterplanning and/or technical design

  • High degree of competence in project management and commercially aware;

  • Excellent communicator (both written and verbal) with good negotiation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in an analytical subject such as engineering, geography, mathematics, economics, planning or similar.

  • Membership of a relevant professional institution (CIHT, CILT, TPS, ICE, IPI, etc).

  • A masters degree in a relevant subject is desirable but is not essential

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, a 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, diversityand overall employee well-beingthrough programs supported by company leadership. Our core valuesdefine 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 neighbourhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours

What We Offer

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

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ireland

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271625BR

Additional Locations IE - Cork - Montrose House, IE - Galway Technology Park

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.