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AECOM Head of Dilapidations in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company Description

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

Job Description

AECOM is seeking to hire an Associate Director Building Surveyor who will sit within our national Building Surveying Professional Services team and lead AECOM’s dilapidations service line.

Location is flexible but you will need to be able to travel extensively around the UK (and occasionally further afield) to carry out your job duties.

We are looking to appoint an Associate Director Building Surveyor who specialises in providing dilapidations services. You will become part of a close-knit national Building Surveying community of over 70 extremely capable people who carry out a wide range of building surveying survey and project work for public and private sector clients around the UK and further afield.

This role will suit someone who has specialised in dilapidations for most of their professional career, and who is excited about an opportunity to lead, grow and develop these services within AECOM. As Head of Dilapidations for AECOM, you will be an important part of the UK building surveying leadership team, part of a close-knit national Building Surveying community of over 70 extremely capable people working around the UK and further afield.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive experience of practising and delivering dilapidations management services to landlord and tenant clients in a commercial building consultancy.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the relevant RICS and legal aspects impacting dilapidations around the UK.

  • Demonstrable experience across individual and portfolios of properties in:

  • bidding, winning and delivering dilapidations instructions for a broad sector range of landlord and tenant clients

  • preparing dilapidations assessments

  • preparing and negotiating interim and terminal schedules of dilapidations on behalf of landlord clients

  • defending and negotiating interim and terminal dilapidations claims on behalf of tenant clients

  • Demonstrable experience in supervising and training colleagues

Wider experience required:

  • Experience in a variety of core building surveying work areas.

  • Experience of networking with, working in and project managing multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Strong client relationship management and business development skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent report writing abilities.

  • Experience of managing and coordinating multiple surveying projects at once.

  • Ability to performs a variety of senior level tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Awareness of new technologies and legislation, as appropriate.

  • Experience of all aspects of financial management of professional instructions.


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

Have been a Full Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) for a number of years.

Ideally, you will have experience of delivering reports via a range of software options, and you will be excited about bringing digital innovation to dilapidations 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: J10071582

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Survey & Estimation