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AECOM Facades Associate Director in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

AECOM has a new job vacancy for an Associate Director a to be based in London, Aldgate. You will work as part of our team to produce designs and calculations for high profile and interesting international facade projects. We are a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy so as well as taking on the role of an engineer you will also act as a consultant with some project management and client facing responsibilities.

This role is ideal for someone who can manage their own projects, line manage engineers and have a hand in project delivery and business development. You will be looking to push yourself and develop in an engineering specialty which is both challenging a rewarding. We will support you as your progress and will aim to nurture your talents in what is a fast pace and professional business.

About Us:

AECOM Buildings & Places is built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures in the world. Our collection of 2000+ consultants offer a one stop shop to complete some of the country’s most challenging building projects by leveraging our world-class talent, scale and unique service offering.

Our industry leading and award-winning Civil & Structural Division consists of over 500 people nationwide. Our Engineers work on projects within residential, commercial, aviation, defence, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, sports, and leisure. We are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and effective project management and Engineering solutions.

About Our Team:

Although AECOM is a large entity, we are still a small and agile team. We work on projects together and gain a wide variety of experience which keeps our days varied and full of interesting challenges and successes.

We are looking to expand because of our success, we have a full order book and need to grow to meet the demand. You will be joining an established team of around 20 engineers all based in our modern and stylish Aldgate tower office. Although there is a lot of work to do, we recognise the importance of a good work life balance, we have an open culture where people can come and go as needed depending on what works best for you and the business.

Job Responsibilities:

We offer design and calculation consultation as well as specialist design review and third-party assessments for large organisations and public entities. You will be involved in providing these services with the support of the team. As you develop you will take on more responsibility which will be rewarded.

With support from our Directors you will take responsibility for all design, documentation, administration and compliance with project constraints undertaken for facades, structures and Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) systems, the below gives an outline of your day to day responsibilities.

  • Provide facade engineer design and build-ability consultancy, including material knowledge and installation techniques.

  • Provide detailed engineering computations and analysis as required for report submissions.

  • Coordinate with client consultants such as architect, structural, sustainability, and acoustic engineers to determine best facade design outcomes.

  • Provide design sketches and reports as required for schematic, design development and constructions phases of projects.

  • Act as project leader you will be involved in and organise, site meetings, design workshops and site inspection as required and/or as project planning stipulates.

  • Assist with preparation and coordination of expressions of interest, tender submissions and similar consulting proposals.

  • Liaise with other staff, project teams, associated consultants and clients and assist in building and maintaining relationships with all of these.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant civil or structural degree or professional qualification and you will be professionally recognised, which normally means chartered.

  • You will have experience of line management, project finances and business development and tendered procedures.

  • Work experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business.

  • Proven experience within the facade engineering industry or a demonstratable interested in starting a specialisation in facades.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally good freehand sketching ability for use in technical facade detailing.

  • Knowledge of relevant structural software, e.g. Strand 7, Spacegass, Therm, Autocad, Revit.

  • A clear work history and proof of professional development and learning.

  • Ideally you will live locally to the office or be willing to relocate.

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

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 233418BR

Clearance Required 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.


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