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Job Information

AECOM Ground Engineering Lead in Croydon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

AECOM's Ground, Energy and Transactions Business are looking for a Ground Engineering Lead to join the team.

The Lead will play a key role and have responsibility to:

  • Instill a sense of identify to the UK&I practice and consistency in delivery

  • Be visible in the ground engineering community and represent the AECOM brand as a thought leader

  • Define the Ground Engineering agenda and approach for driving net zero into infrastructure

  • Create an inclusive group of senior Ground Engineers in UK&I

  • Drive the Ground Engineering digital strategy

  • Provide technical and management leadership to the Ground Engineering Team

  • The Lead will play a key role and have responsibility to make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative.

  • To Initiate and maintains extensive contacts with senior- level scientists within the company and with key science officials of other organizations and companies

  • be persuasive and negotiate critical issues

Minimum Requirements

At this level, individuals will have demonstrated creativity, foresight, and mature scientific judgment in anticipating and solving both routine and unusual problems, determining program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for diverse scientific activities.


  • Analyzes and manages complex and difficult organizational challenges

  • Conceives, plans and conducts consultation in areas of considerable scope and complexity

  • Directs and leads strategy to address very complex technical projects

  • Plans and develops segments of projects with unique or controversial problems that require development of novel concepts and approaches

  • Applies senior level of expertise, knowledge and judgement

  • Senior technical lead for technically complex and unique projects

Technical Excellence

  • Drives innovation within region or business unit to deliver technical and operational excellence and marketplace differentiation

  • Plans and leads customer technical engagement activities including client technical trainings and workshops

  • Externally recognized as a national expert in one or more elements of technical discipline

  • Engages with project technical teams within field of expertise to confirm project approach and review deliverables

  • Regularly reviews/audits projects to confirm appropriate technical quality activities are implemented to prevent rework and legal claims

  • Performs independent expert reviews of high risk project(C0/C1) proposals and deliverables


  • Accountable to achieve annual/quarterly results against targets

  • Develops technical services/products to meet market needs or processes to improve project technical execution

  • Broad latitude in making decisions guided by organizational strategy

  • Receives guidance and direction from senior members of leadership

  • Trains, mentors, motivates, and evaluates less experienced staff

  • Recruits and helps retain staff at all levels

  • Delivers effective management communication and directs active communication engagement by subordinates

  • Contributes by driving the success of a large business segment, technical discipline or client program

  • Contributes by advancing their area of the business in light of industry and market trends and delivering improved results

  • Develop proposed budgets and resource plans or investment strategies to grow new capabilities

  • Collaborates with client and business managers to promote technical services

  • Demonstrates leadership attributes that help drive the success of the business

  • Advises national business managers on growth, staff recruitment and retention, and technical excellence strategies

  • Leads teams to develop multi-disciplinary technical strategy for large and complex proposals

  • Demonstrates leadership attributes that provide a role model for others

Preferred Qualifications

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250745BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Leeds, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

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.