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AECOM Head of Estimating 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

Our UK&I Infrastructure Commercial Services team continues to grow, with a specific growth demand for our Estimating team across Transport and Energy sectors. As a direct result of this growth, we are currently seeking a full time Head of Estimating to support our business growth. The position is for our London office but other offices across UK&I will be considered.

You will be part of an exciting team supporting us to successfully manage and deliver various capital projects across UK&I, and the wider global AECOM.

The ideal candidate will provide leadership, organization and coordination to oversee the Estimating team. Key activities on Water sector projects including;

  • People Management

  • Estimating, Cost & Commercial Management

  • Governance, Best Practice and Standard Approaches

  • Experience developing AAEC Class 5 through 1 estimates through the whole project lifecycle

  • Communication and information management

  • Management of the technical aspects of design, procurement, implementation and close-out in accordance with the programme

  • Co-ordination of all relevant parties of the project from inception to closeout

  • Assist clients in defining project requirements

  • Establishing effective processes and systems to be utiliSed throughout projects.

  • Preparing formal project progress and other reports

  • Liaising with the client, contractors and designers

  • The successful applicant will be the day to day face of some of our largest Infrastructure projects across Aviation, Rail, Highways, Water and Energy sectors.

  • The ability to present to clients and at industry specific and client forums are important attributes.


  • A proven track record in Estimating within the Infrastructure sector.

  • Have excellent business development experience and skills.

  • Having Estimating & Cost Management experience with a Contractor would be an advantage.

  • Be articulate and confident communicator with excellent presentation skills.

  • As a practice line leader, you will have proven business development skills and a network within the UK&I construction sector.

  • Proven track record in delivering on-time, on budget and to the prescribed standards

  • Track record of meeting targets on daily, weekly and monthly basis

  • To direct a multi-disciplinary team through the project to ensure deadlines are met ensuring that detailed programmes are drawn up for each stage

  • To ensure that all stakeholders are kept up to date with works progress

  • To identify any aspects of the project which have significant potential to cause disputes or additional costs to be incurred and resolve as appropriate.

  • To plan works thoroughly to maintain a safe system of work specific to each project


  • Motivated and enthusiastic – can work on own initiative without direction

  • Strong Planning and implementation skills

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills

  • Creative and strategic thinker

  • Business Aware and target focused

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and follow through skills

  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing skills

  • Creative problem solver with the ability to juggle multiple projects.

  • Strong networking and relationship building skills

Willingness to travel to London as and when required



  • Degree level qualification or relevant experience, ideally civil engineering

  • Professional membership of relevant Professional body such as RICS

  • 15+ years PQE in management of complex projects in a fast paced environment

  • Post graduate qualifications construction management or engineering would be an advantage

Additional Information

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: J10084533

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: Hybrid