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AECOM Graduate Design Manager - Summer / Autumn 2023 in London, United Kingdom

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 – 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.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at www.aecom.com and @AECOM.

At AECOM we recognise that the management and coordination of the design of major, complex, multi-disciplinary projects, presents a number of significant challenges. Our Design Management service, which is part of AECOM’s Asset Advisory business, is tailored specifically to meeting these challenges and enables the designers to focus on the design, whilst we establish and implement the systems and procedures that facilitate successful delivery. This includes ensuring that there is clear definition of scope, promoting good communication, driving coordination, monitoring design quality, actively managing the client and stakeholder approvals processes, monitoring progress and ultimately delivering reduced design risk, greater programme certainty and increased quality of service

Job Responsibilities:

Working alongside a Design Manager to provide support to AECOM Design Teams and external architects by providing assistance with the management of the design process in London, the UK and internationally.

The Graduate Design Manager will be expected to support the Design Manager with the following tasks:

Managing Sub-consultants

  • Prepare responsibility matrix to identify sub-consultant responsibility for each area of scope.

  • Draft and distribute sub-consultant back-to-back contracts so that all scope is accounted for.

  • Manage updates to sub-consultant contracts and prepare final documents.

  • Prepare and update cash flow projections.

  • Establish procedures for invoice submission for sub-consultants and monitor.

  • Track and report on the progress of all sub-consultant invoices and prepare a monthly Financial Report.

Establish and Manage Design Procedures

  • Establish and implement design procedures and protocols to be followed by the Design Team necessary for successful project delivery.

  • Procedures shall be collated in a project handbook called ‘Design Team Procedures’. The Design Team Procedures document will include information such as organisation charts, Project Directory, communication routes etc. We propose that the document is issued to the Client team also.

  • Management of any information exchange including monitoring of deliverables issued by sub-consultants to determine whether submittals are as per agreed scopes.

  • Monitoring Design Schedule and Progress

  • Produce an integrated design schedule following liaison with all Design Team members and including key milestones laid out by the Client. Internal milestones, co-ordination sequences and delivery dates will be shown.

  • Monitor design progress and identify areas of risk/ concern that are approaching

  • Identification of design deliverables, who they will be prepared by and when they need to be delivered.

Documentation and Deliverables

  • Prepare reports in the necessary format as required.

  • Monitor and collate comments from the Client on design submission and manage responses from the Design Team.

  • Track and monitor status of all comments affecting design stage and final close-out.

  • Prepare and maintain drawing register.

  • Manage project websites where necessary.

  • Organising Project Meetings and the Decision Making Process

  • Prepare and agree with the Architect a schedule for all project workshops and meetings, including a preliminary outline agenda, location etc.

  • Prepare in advance a formal timetable and agenda for all project workshops and obtain all necessary input from the Design Team to ensure all key issues are addressed.

  • Prepare and issue minutes of all major project workshops and meetings, circulate these minutes for comment before formal issue to the Client where applicable.

  • Establish procedures and processes to assist in the briefing and information gathering process such as a Request for Information (RFI) system. Responsibilities and roles of decision making to be identified

  • The Graduate Design Manager will be mentored by a Design Manager and fully supported on a training and development programme.

The Quality Assurance/Quality Management System

  • It is expected that the jobholder will contribute and participate positively in the Performance Review process, which underpins the firms approach to developing all staff. This will include taking ownership of agreed actions, including pursuing any training opportunities identified. Similarly, specific objectives will be agreed with the jobholder as part of the performance review process and they should assume responsibility for the delivery of these.

Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in Architecture or a relevant degree that that demonstrates an understanding of the design and construction process.

Skills:

  • Understanding of the design process

  • Project and design programming skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Commercial awareness of projects

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position

Qualifications

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. 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.

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.

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.

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: J10075448

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

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