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AECOM Head of Asset Management and Advisory in Glasgow, 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.

AECOM is seeking to hire a Head of Asset Management and Advisory for Water, Europe. This role is flexible on location. You will have an established industry profile and be a strategic-thinker with talent for relationship development with experience at, or working directly with, c-suite level.

Our Water and infrastructure clients face pressures in customer care, resilience and strategic resource options, ESG, cost efficiency and optimisation. All of these are advisory access points to the delivery chain at an earlier and higher level and provide the platform for whole-life services from our established teams.

In this pivotal role leading our established water asset management service, you will drive the growth, development and delivery of our Asset Management and Advisory services. This is a key strategic development area within our Europe water business, with objectives including growth of client relationships, service capability and sales.

Job Duties:

Drawing on a significant industry profile and track record in the regulatory, strategic or tactical asset management space in the water sector, you will share our passion for collaboration and delivering solutions that meet client, societal and environmental challenges, both now and in the long term.

You will operate across the Europe region, primarily focused on services to UK and Ireland water companies, but also to analogous clients in sector and in support of our global client base across our Europe operations. We anticipate the successful person will become a key figure in our international network of Asset Management and Advisory service leaders.

Person Specification:

  • You are likely to be a recognised professional in the regulation, strategic or tactical asset management area or have management consulting experience

  • You will have strong technical understanding of asset planning or management in the water sector and the ability to think at strategic scales

  • You will need an appetite for building and shaping our business and will be given considerable support from our management team to achieve this.

  • You will exhibit strong collaboration and leadership skills

  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of long-term trusted industry relationships

  • Create and lead AECOM’s strategy for this business, drawing on our existing expertise but expanding the depth of services and clients

  • Maintain and grow trusted key client relationships

  • Grow the pipeline of asset management and advisory work, enabling team capability and capacity growth around a reliable pipeline

  • Personally deliver high level advisory work to clients and guide our teams during the delivery of projects as Project Director

  • Champion innovation and tools, integrate digital and advanced analytics and form partnerships

  • Ensure a cohesive team, which draws upon resource from multiple locations, sectors and disciplines, leveraging this for the benefits of our clients and our team members’ development

  • Maximise opportunities to feed into delivery programmes, enabling AECOM to provide our broader range of engineering, environmental and commercial services

  • Work to raise the AECOM asset management and advisory brand as a thought leader

Minimum Requirements

  • UK water industry background, ideally water company or consultant.

  • Experience leading a team or specific function within a previous organisation.

  • Your discipline/background is based in 'asset management’ or ‘asset planning’ or similar.

Preferred Qualifications

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 Management

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263646BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cardiff, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Exeter, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - St. Albans

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.