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AECOM Senior Construction Manager in Leuven, Belgium

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 – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

As part of the Project and Cost Management team with AECOM Belgium, the Senior Construction Manager will be able to deliver end-to-end project services within programme deadlines and be responsible for the construction delivery (time, cost, quality) of a new project (labs/research and office building) for UCB in Braine-l’Alleud. This includes managing the delivery of General Contractor and our HSSE requirements and delivering savings on build projects and Programme where appropriate.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a track record in operational delivery of quality and HSSE processes and communication since they are amongst the most important of the construction KPI’s. It is essential to have a strong interaction with the Construction Team to maintain seamless communications and client confidence throughout the project delivery progress.

With strong management and leadership skills to motivate contractors and colleagues you provide excellence in execution and to cope with the fast moving and extremely demanding programme!

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Manage progress and quality productivity and reporting of the construction and fit-out works on Site.

  • Drive the project close out, incl. snagging and de-snagging process.

  • Leading Construction Meetings to deliver all the stages of project’s construction; delivery and close out, for example: post tender meetings; cost plan reviews; pre-start meetings; regular site progress meetings; high-quality handovers; financial close meetings; and safety audits

  • Managing the General Contractor actions and the interactions of work site activities with the current users of the surrounding buildings will form a large part of this role; the candidate’s duty is to ensure that they perform to required and agreed project execution plans to meet the clients desired outcome

  • Daily site presence on-site during construction activities

  • Ensuring that work is delivered within the agreed values of AECOM and the client.

  • Providing leadership and management for the project allocated to the required schedule, to budget quality and environmental standards.

  • Act as the Client representative for all day-to-day Contract matters with the Contractor during the program execution.

  • Build and maintain a well-functioning team and relationships with the various parties involved within the project: e.g., client representatives, design, procurement, environment, (sub)contractor(s) and other stakeholders such as technical advisors, operator(s) and end users.

  • Delivery of the project against all HSE metrics.

  • Attending regular safety meetings, ensuring messages are conveyed to the operational staff and contractors and managing the safety messages into the projects and audit to give confidence that safety is being implemented in accordance with client and AECOM HSSE processes and procedures.

  • Feedback safety learnings to the Safety Manager to provide continuous learning for the whole team.

  • Providing safety training for operational staff and looking for opportunities to give training to the supply chain.


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in project and construction management

  • Experience in projects around pharma, chemical sectors or similar.

  • Fluent English and French language skills

  • Ability to work on-site up to 5 days a week

  • HSSE Leadership skills

  • Confident and capable individual with strong client focus, able to operate and grow a performing team

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • A leading example in compliance and ethics

  • Confident and capable individual with strong client focus

  • Strong track record in delivering projects in a fast moving and challenging environment

  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

  • Good grasp of IT, particularly Excel and Word

  • Valid driving licence

  • VCA certified

Additional Information

AECOM employees around the world enjoy a wide range of benefits and competitive compensation package. AECOM is much more than just a place to work. It's a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. Come grow with us!

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: J10090222

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: Hybrid