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AECOM Principal Project Manager in Croydon, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a creative, motivated and ambitious Principal Project Manager for employment in our Aldgate office to support the growth demands of the Rail sector.

AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities, and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. From design and engineering to construction and management, AECOM's technical knowledge, local connections and broad market experience allow us to deliver specialized services across the entire project life cycle. We are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we mobilise for several key opportunities across a broad portfolio.

We are looking for a Principal Project Manager to join the team to work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects. You will be joining a growing team of like-minded people that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions. As a Project Manager, you will be expected to work within a team to successfully manage and deliver a wide portfolio of projects ranging from research, consultancy, survey, design etc.

This role involves managing our internal technical delivery staff to deliver projects through all stages of the project delivery lifecycle from feasibility studies, option development, outline and detailed design and construction support.

Job responsibilities:

  • Ownership of and responsibility for the successful delivery of projects

  • Managing projects to time, cost and quality

  • Preparing and maintaining schedules, including dependencies and resources

  • Identifying and monitoring project risks and opportunities

  • Quality management processes for project activities and outputs

  • Managing stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests

  • Managing teams from across the business

  • Managing subcontractors

  • Building strong relationships with clients and members of the cross-functional team

  • Previous rail sector / project experience

  • Understanding of National Rail GRIP processes

  • Proven track record of leading complex, multidisciplinary projects

  • Understanding and awareness of NEC suite of contracts, particularly the Professional Services Contract (PSC) and Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)

  • Experience of working as part of integrated, multi-organisation, collaborative teams

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

  • Strong stakeholder management experience.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Degree qualified

  • BA/BSc in engineering, business management, accounting, or similar

  • Work experience in a project delivery environment

  • Relevant project management accreditations

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Skills in Power BI reporting

  • Knowledge of the UK Rail Sector

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

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 - Rail

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 272758BR

Additional Locations 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.

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