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AECOM Associate Director - Technical Due Diligence Specialist in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. 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.Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking to hire an Associate or Associate Director Chartered Building Surveyor with technical due diligence and dilapidations specialist interest. Location is flexible but the nature of the work will require regular travel around the UK (and occasionally further afield) to carry out your job duties.

This role will suit someone with a strong technical background who has carried out numerous technical due diligence and dilapidations instructions in more than one UK jurisdiction. You will specialise in these services and help grow our business by participating in work winning and client management initiatives.

As an Associate or Associate Director Chartered Building Surveyor, you will be an important part of the team’s leadership structure, working alongside others to help grow and develop our people and our business.

Job Duties:

This is an opportunity to join a unique team that is on a fantastic journey. We survey all kinds of commercial building from hotels to warehouses, offices to student accommodation, and we work with some of the world’s biggest organisations.

This job requires that you support the Head of TDD and the Head of Dilapidations to deliver the TDD and dilapidations business plans by:

  • Leading and managing others on individual TDD and dilapidations commissions around the UK, including carrying out surveys and report writing.

  • Working with the team to develop business with existing clients as well as new work. This includes networking, preparing submissions and attending interviews as required.

  • Working with the team and others across building surveying to deliver continuous improvement to our standards, processes and knowledge and to develop our more junior team members.

  • Line managing team members, including mentoring, goal setting and associated operations tasks such as managing absence requests, etc


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of practising and delivering technical due diligence and dilapidations management services to landlord and tenant clients in a commercial building consultancy in more than one UK jurisdiction

  • Experience in all core building surveying work areas especially TDD and dilapidations

  • Familiarity with a wide range of construction types and understand the common issues and defects associated with these from a building fabric perspective and (albeit to a lesser degree) from a building services perspective

  • Experience of participating in business development, sales and marketing activities, and bidding and winning new work, ideally in both public and private sectors

  • Experience of managing and coordinating multiple surveying projects, and project managing own projects whilst overseeing those of junior staff

  • Experience of all aspects of financial management of professional instructions, from preparing fee proposals, to entering into contract, to managing fee budgets, to final invoicing

  • Awareness of new technologies and legislation appropriate to the fields of TDD and dilapidations

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the relevant RICS guidance notes, particularly those relating to TDD and dilapidations

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Hold a relevant degree, such as an RICS accredited Bachelor’s degree in building surveying

  • Have been a Full Member of your professional body, eg the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

  • Ideally, you will have experience of delivering reports via a range of software options, and you will be excited about how you will seek to bring digital innovation to TDD practice

Additional Information

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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10071627

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Survey & Estimation