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AECOM Design Automation Manager in Croydon, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM’s Design Automation Manager will work closely with the Digital team to manage the development and implementation of design automation solutions (including parametric modelling) in the Transport and Water sectors. You will work with Europe’s Digital leadership, including the AI/ML Director, Sector Parametric modelers and Digital Design & Operation lead in developing standardised workflows. You will also be required to lead a working group aimed at ensuring consistency, identification & development of automated modelling workflows. As part of this role you will be expected to problem solve issues, generate rectifications, and enable a training pathway for AECOM Europe staff. You will be responsible for the adoption of design automation solutions within the AECOM Civil Infrastructure Europe business, working closely with the Digital Lead to drive real change.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About Digital @AECOM

As a manager you will work with leaders from around the world to define and position AECOM, to share best practices, leverage global capabilities and to support opportunities and projects.The Design Automation Manager will work closely with regional and global digital leadership to share, develop and implement solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and run parametric scripts to assemble 3D BIM model components for Buildings, Bridges, Tunnels, Roads and Rail.

  • Lead a Europe working group to prepare script libraries for technical production team use.

  • Provide advice to the design teams on complex geometry and create advanced parametric families using geometric parameter formulas and adaptive component templates.

  • Production of 3D BIM project models aligned to project specified BIM requirement.

  • In collaboration with the Digital Design & Operations Lead Europe, engage on computational design initiatives and design automation for civil engineering disciplines with Sectors.

  • Help support and enable design teams integrate civil design driven data and develop automation procedures for the production of 3D BIM models.

  • Audit and curate library for parametric families, customisable and adaptive.

  • Advise and provide support for interoperability procedures between CAD/BIM & Analysis software packages.

  • Provide periodic progress reports to senior management.

  • Financial and project management responsibilities

  • Responsible for the creation of work plans and task definitions, oversees data collection and develops solutions to business/client problems with a focus on financial analysis and improvement.

  • May provide solutions to business/client challenges developed from a foundation of understanding or analysis of business practices and goals.

  • May lead/mentor team of consultants and/or other staff.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in digital project and solution delivery

  • Strong knowledge of parametric modelling applications (Dynamo, Generative Components

  • Knowledge of Python, VBA or C#

  • 3D design software experience

  • Experience of working with global teams

  • Ability to build advocacy for the role of digital technology in business delivery across diverse groups of individuals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Information Management or related field

  • MBA, MSc or other business degree (desirable)


  • Knowledge and experience of solution development, implementation and refinement to meet user needs.

  • Demonstrable experience in consultancy, IT/ Digital or Engineering, ideally within the infrastructure industry

  • Relevant experience in at least one of transportation or water sectors desirable

  • Knowledge of and practical insight into the latest digital processes and tools across infrastructure design, delivery and operations

  • Broad understanding of organisational transformation (people, technology, process)

  • A strong customer-centric perspective that focuses on outcomes and whole-life value

  • Demonstrable passion for digital and delivering social, environmental and economic outcomes

  • Strong communication skills and confidence presenting

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 Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251618BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park

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.