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AECOM Associate Director Building Surveyor in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Midlothian, Edinburgh

Job Summary

The AECOM Building Surveying Team, have an exciting new opportunity for an Associate Director (AD), to build and lead their Edinburgh team. The individual must therefore have as a minimum the following experience, knowledge and attributes detailed below.

Build and Lead

We need an experienced mature professional Associate Director who can;

  • lead a team

  • build a team

  • formulate a strategy for building the team

  • lead, mentor and nurture the team

  • promote the RICS APC and support junior team members during their APC

  • build for the long term to create something special which will ultimately be one of the best Building Surveying teams in Edinburgh

Market Knowledge

We need an AD who;

  • has extensive knowledge of the Edinburgh market

  • has operated in its environment for a number of years

  • the Edinburgh market knows, and has a good positive profile and reputation

Business Development

The candidate will have the following attributes;

  • the drive, desire and experience, to develop a BD strategy for the “new” team

  • the drive, desire and experience, to execute the BD strategy for the “new” team

  • established client briefs, appropriate fees, and cost control through to completion.

  • delivered fee bids and tendering

  • the drive, desire and personality to reach out and meet new and existing external Clients

  • experience of working and building relationships within the private and public sector

  • the drive, desire and personality to collaborate and build internal relationships throughout the wider Edinburgh AECOM team

  • the drive, desire and personality to build internal relationships throughout the wider AECOM BS national team

  • confidence preparing and presenting to a Client/audience


We need an AD who is;

  • able and content to manage/deliver all the operations tasks that AECOM demands

  • able to manage all financial, commercial and risk management tasks from project inception through to completion

  • able to comfortably deal with all PMR and HR challenges

Minimum Requirements

Day to Day Building Surveying

The AD will have extensive experience and knowledge of delivering all types of Building Surveying projects and services on their own. These services will include;

  • all construction project services

  • all professional survey services

  • adhering and looking to continuously improve our standards, processes and knowledge to deliver to our core clients

  • experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams

  • management of sub consultants and contractors

  • excellent client and team interpersonal skills.

The AD will deliver, lead and assist by example to all other team members

Preferred Qualifications

In terms of qualifications, the AD must;

  • be educated to at least degree level or equivalent, in a Building Surveying RICS accredited degree

  • have extensive post Chartership experience

  • NEC3 Supervisor experience desirable but not essential

  • have excellent client facing experience.

  • be passionate about Building Surveying, developing a team and furthering your long term career with a leading construction consultancy.

  • have an open willingness to support developing surveyors and respond to their demands and questions.

  • be a strong leader and communicator.

  • be looking for the next step in building surveying leadership.

  • be a role model to the team, setting high standards and expectations.

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 Building Surveying

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 204778BR

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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