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AECOM Technical Director, Water Major Projects (Design & Build) in Leeds, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

What your new role will entail;

AECOM’s growing portfolio of work includes work for contractors both in the regulated water sector and the industrial sector. We are looking for candidates who have experience in managing and providing technical leadership on design work in the design and build environment including infrastructure and non-infrastructure schemes. Some of your responsibilities will include;

  • Technical Leadership: Be a technical authority providing technical direction on frameworks and major projects and be a go to person for technical reviews. Lead technical solutions to deliver best possible solutions for clients including contractors through active engagement and collaboration with AECOM global experts within Environment, Water and Energy (EWE) and other business groups.

  • People Development & Mentoring: Provide mentoring to more junior staff supporting their technical development in project delivery and in appreciation of risks including how to manage and eliminate these on projects. Support junior staff development in ensuring they can offer value solutions to clients. Support building and development of project delivery teams and act as an ICE SCE for trainees if applicable.

  • Design Management / Governance: Act as lead verifier (in accordance with AECOM’s quality assurance process) on major design projects and programmes providing technical direction on solutions ensuring these meet clients brief and expectations with risks adequately managed. Be able to lead design of large and complex projects including design and build projects with significant commercial risks.

  • Commercial & Technical Support: Support and work closely with project managers, project directors and the commercial teams in ensuring successful delivery of projects and frameworks. Be able to demonstrate commercial awareness with regards to project delivery with an understanding of technical risks and how to manage these to offer value to clients and AECOM.

  • Bid Support: Support technical development of bids including development of technical bid strategies working closely with the bid team and producing engineering estimates and technical proposals. Be able to lead and review engineering estimates produced by others supporting this during bids and project delivery. Where required, be able to support and participate in technical inputs into bid interviews.

Being part of the team;

  • The AECOM team consists of a multi-disciplinary project delivery team with experience in delivering large water and wastewater programmes and projects through an end to end project life cycle from asset planning to project definition, feasibility to detailed design and construction and commissioning support.

  • Our project portfolio includes a number of major Capital Delivery frameworks and projects with water company clients including Thames Water, Wessex Water, Severn Trent Water, Scottish Water, South West Water to name a few.

  • AECOM works with a number of contractors both in water and wastewater projects as a designer for design and build and in Joint Ventures.

  • All AECOM staff have the opportunity to be part of a number of global Technical Practice Groups which creates a platform for knowledge share and technical support.

  • Our UK&I delivery team are connected to global expertise and hence able to draw on specialist capabilities to support project delivery.


Here's what we will need from you;

  • Be a degree qualified professional in with a BSc, BEng or MEng or equivalent in an engineering field (civil, mechanical, electrical etc)

  • Hands on and demonstrable experience in leading multi-disciplinary engineering design teams in project delivery preferably in the water industry

  • Be proactive in proposing new approaches or ways of working to solve problems, for example through using modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments

  • Have strong communication, influencing, and interpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues, clients and stakeholders

  • Deliver continuous professional development and take an active approach to drive development of more junior staff in the team

  • Be a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer or be actively working towards this status

Additional Information

Here's what you will get from us!

Freedom to grow

Freedom to grow is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite! It’s the permission, or empowerment, for you to find the working style that suits you best, balancing that with other commitments in your life, so you can thrive and bring your best self to work.

Flexible working options

We offer flexible, hybrid work options through our freedom to grow philosophy, which supports you in finding the balance you need to thrive and deliver your best for your team and clients. With us having flexible working arrangements in place, we are more than happy to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements.

Equity, diversity & inclusion

When we feel free to be ourselves, we thrive. Equity, diversity and inclusion are core to our vision, and we are focused on taking action by bringing together a multitude of voices, ensuring that everyone is heard and cultivating equitable opportunities for all.

Compensation & Benefits

We provide a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. Whether you’re looking for Private Healthcare cover for you and your family, A competitive Employers Pension, Dental Cover or Income Protection cover, we have got you covered!

From our Global Employee Assistance Program & Help@hand, for your health and wellbeing, through to our learning platform Degreed where you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills, we’re here to support you.

Bring your bold ideas and big dreams.

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10095751

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid