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AECOM Project Manager, Water in Exeter, United Kingdom

Job Summary

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.

Are you a Project Manager or Engineer with strong analytical skills and experience in management and direction of infrastructure and/or water engineering projects?

If yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our established Water teams in the South West and Wales where we are looking for people who make expert project management their focus and profession.

What can we offer?

Opportunities to work with some of the UK water industry’s largest clients managing the delivery of design projects with a focus on providing innovative and sustainable solutions delivered on collaborative platforms

You will have the opportunity to work on some of the most high-profile projects for the UK’s largest water companies such as;

  • Thames Water – AECOM has positions across all scales of delivery including major projects such as Mogden STW upgrade, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Deephams STW upgrade and ‘Capital Delivery’ infra and non-infra schemes across the Thames region.

  • Wessex Water – AECOM has been appointed on several AMP7 frameworks, including the Capital Delivery framework.

  • Severn Trent Water – AECOM has been appointed on major schemes Lot 1 of Severn Trent Water’s new Design Services Framework for AMP7. Our portfolio of projects is building rapidly.

Opportunities for professional development, growing your career whilst contributing to AECOM’s delivery excellence from day 1

Key areas of accountability:

  • Manage the project design and delivery cycle of water and wastewater network and treatment projects, taking delivery and budgetary decisions, identifying the need for design resources and specialist input across AECOM and our supply chain;

  • Ensure the technical quality of project deliverables to our client through appointing the correct resources and ensuring compliance with QA procedures;

  • Work closely with our Water and other supply discipline teams nationwide to manage and coordinate internal multi-discipline design teams and interfaces with clients and other project delivery stakeholders.

  • Take ownership of delivering projects to programme and budget from conception to handover, driving efficiency with responsibility for overall delivery to AECOM and our client. You will be supported and work alongside our operational and commercial teams.

  • Lead and contribute to proposals, from small scale discrete projects to supporting delivery of large scale infrastructure and framework bids;

  • Be a core member of the regional water engineering team, ranging from graduates to industry experts, that deliver design work for water company AMP8 requirements and beyond.

  • Be part of our wider project management and technical practice networks, enabling you to build your knowledge, skills and career with like-minded engineers globally.

Support growth of our regional water engineering team by bringing your individual strengths and passions

Minimum Requirements

  • Manages portfolio of clients with multiple projects.

  • Responsible for delivering revenues assigned from specific clients as a result of repeat business caused by flawless execution of projects.

  • Consistently delivers profit margins planned.

  • Consistently completes project without write-downs or multiplier erosion.

  • Typically manages projects involving RTF (Risk Triggering Factors).

  • Manages more complex clients and projects.

  • Has decision-making authority and directs other Project Managers in recognizing risk and uncertainty with plans to mitigate and eliminate such.

  • Directs staff to operate and minimize exposure to claims.

  • Supervises and directs Project Managers with multiple projects or program of projects.

Preferred Qualifications

We are looking for you to;

  • Be a degree qualified professional, with a degree or equivalent in a related engineering subject (e.g. civil, electrical, mechanical) and/or a project management background;

  • Have significant experience in managing the technical delivery of large scale infrastructure (ideally water and wastewater network and treatment engineering) projects;

  • Be experienced working for contractors in a design and build environment

  • Have strong commercial, risk management and contractual skills and experience, e.g. NEC4;

  • Have an understanding of programme planning software e.g. Microsoft Project or Primavera P6;

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 267458BR

Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cardiff, UK - Exeter

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.