Recruitment fraud warning: Click here for more information.

  • Good engineering is about observing, questioning and communicating to truly understand what's at the heart of each project. Amy Koerbel, Structural Designer, Buildings + Places
    Serpentine Pavilion, United Kingdom
  • In my work, I cross vast continents in search of new frontiers in bridge engineering. Bridges connect peopel and places, both physically and emotionally. - Dr. Robin Sham, CBE, Managing Director, Transportation.
    Taizhou Bridge, China
  • We must consider the possible and not to be limited by the tools and the solutions available today. Our imagination and technical skills drive our solutions. Veronica Siranosian, Director, AECOM Ventures
    Connected and Automated Vehicles, United States

Job Information

AECOM Associate - Programme Management in London, 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.

As an Associate you will be expected to work independently or with a Director to successfully structure, lead, manage and deliver capital investment and business transformation Programmes.

The role covers the whole of Programme lifecycle from initial inception, identification and definition; blueprint and business case development; Programme establishment and delivery; managing the tranches and benefits realisation; through to Programme closure.

In addition to core Programme Leadership, as an Associate within the Programme Management team, you will be expected to identify areas of specific interest and capability in the delivery of programme advisory services to clients.

Role Duties:

  • Support the Programme Management team in the delivery of its strategic goals in relation to capability, growth and commercial targets;

  • Lead and deliver large, complex Programme Management commissions involving multidisciplinary teams and diverse stakeholder groups;

  • Ensure commissions are managed and delivered to the appropriate quality standards and commercial expectations;

  • Ensure a robust approach to risk identification, evaluation and mitigation is applied to all commissions;

  • Demonstrate leadership in the implementation of AECOM health, safety and environment requirements;

  • Develop strong relationships with clients and members of the cross-functional teams to support successful Programme delivery;

  • Identify and act upon Business Development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross-selling opportunities within and without the Programme Management team;

  • Lead and support the development of proposals throughout the entire bidding process;

  • Ensure all direct reports are engaged, developed and supported along their own career journeys; and

  • Identify opportunities to share knowledge and best practice and promote the Programme Management team both internally and externally with clients and relevant industry bodies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive public and private sector infrastructure, urban regeneration, sustainability, commercial, residential, government, healthcare, education or science experience;

  • Complex, multi-disciplinary Programme experience essential;

  • Proven track record for delivery;

  • Demonstrable client engagement at senior levels;

  • Experienced in a client management role – able to manage the account in terms of ‘live’ Programmes while seeking new opportunities;

  • Line Management experience in a comparative consultancy business;

  • Highly motivated with excellent industry network;

  • Possess the ability to work across service lines (including a track record of cross-selling); and

  • Commercial experience is essential along with a proven track record of winning and retaining new clients.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree level education, ideally Project or Programme Management/Construction/Engineering.

  • Managing Successful Programmes accredited (or international equivalent) preferred.

  • Prince 2 or APM accreditation preferred

  • Experience using Business Information tools preferred.

  • Location: flexible within the UK

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW way of working. 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 B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 264466BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Peterborough - Clarence House

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.