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Job Information

AECOM Regional Director, City Masterplanning in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - , London

Job Summary

Regional Director, City Masterplanning

AECOM is seeking a world-class, ambitious designer to take on the role of Regional Director of City Masterplanning based out of its London Headquarters

About AECOM:

AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services across the project lifecycle – from design, planning, and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies and cityscapes for generations to come. We work on projects in UK cities and internationally; spanning place-making, transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment; our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

We have an exemplary record of achievement in creative, commercially viable and technically deliverable masterplans, reflecting the quality and sustainability objectives of our clients. Our architects, urban designers, landscape architects and environmental planners work to create engaging, safe and beautiful places to enjoy. Whether working at the city-scale, developing a new multi-modal transportation hub, regenerating a neighbourhood or creating a new corporate or educational campus, our masterplanners carefully consider the site, our client’s needs and those of the communities who will be affected and will experience the outcomes of our work.

The Role:

The role forms part of AECOM’s UK+I Urban Advisory offer that encompasses Masterplanning, Town Planning, Economics and Sustainability & Resilience teams; the successful applicant will work closely with the wider national Urban Advisory leadership team and EMEA CITY PROGRAMME Lead. City Masterplanning plays a leading role in this city transformational programme through visioning, placemaking, economics and integrated infrastructure to create robust, deliverable solutions. The individual will consequently be expected to:

  • Identify and win commissions that will develop the practice’s portfolio, profile and influence in City masterplanning; and

  • Define and develop the practice’s corporate masterplanning design ethos and culture.

In this role they will form part of a team that has been responsible for the delivery of significant, award winning masterplanning and urban design projects across the UK and throughout the world, including: London 2012 Olympics, Old Oak Common, Ebbsfleet, Mushiereb and North West Cambridge.

Notwithstanding that important legacy, our masterplanning team is focused on future success and growth, with the intention of building upon its existing strong market presence and recognition.

This is a fundamental role for our business with excellent prospects for career growth and potential to develop the role. We are seeking an architect who has practiced as a masterplanner on large scale urban regeneration and development projects. The successful candidate will be tasked with developing fully integrated masterplanning solutions to pave the way for city development. This is a great opportunity to lead on high profile projects across the UK’s major cities.


  • Enhance and articulate the ambitions, aspirations and values of AECOM’s CITY PROGRAMME design ethos to clients, stakeholders, the public and the team;

  • Develop key relationships with existing and prospective clients;

  • Develop key relationships with internal partners within AECOM;

  • Respond to project briefs and lead client interviews and competitions;

  • Promote technical excellence in city masterplanning throughout the lifecycle of projects;

  • Take on overall responsibility for projects as ‘lead professional’ including design, resourcing, programming, design management and communication with clients;

  • Identify, attract, manage, nurture and retain outstanding design talent through promotion of teamwork, maintaining positive morale and instilling a creative culture within the practice; and

  • Conduct training sessions/courses on new concepts, approaches and/or materials to enhance the capabilities of masterplanning within Urban Advisory.

Minimum Requirements

  • Recognised professional qualification in Architecture with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in masterplanning/design;

  • Proven ability to win work;

  • Evidence of ability to think strategically and incorporate sustainable, political, social and cultural agendas into successful design proposals;

  • Possess strong communication skills and evidence of ability to develop close, on-going relationships with clients, partners, stakeholders and teams at the highest level;

  • Thorough understanding of the technical, regulatory, environmental and political issues pertaining to the design and delivery of successful masterplanning-scale projects;

  • Clear commitment to collaborative working and the nurturing of design talent;

  • Excellent leadership and management skills and a proven ability to manage successful design teams; and

  • Orientation towards a commercial, creative, client-focused environment.

Preferred Qualifications


To apply in confidence to become Regional Director of City Masterplanning, please forward your CV together with a supporting statement outlining why you are interested in the opportunity and how your application addresses the requirements for the role and person specification.

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 Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 234127BR

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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