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AECOM Senior Architect 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

Due to our expanding workload, AECOM are recruiting Associate and Senior Architect roles in the UK. AECOM are offering a great opportunity to join our rapidly growing architecture team in our multi-disciplinary offices. We have offices in London, Manchester, Warrington, Glasgow and Belfast.

AECOM are currently recruiting to join our growing and talented architecture team in our multi-disciplinary office in London, though our flexible working approach allows for candidates to be based at our other offices and collaborate online; with regular visits to the London office.

Our modern UK&I headquarters is located Aldgate in the growing London city area near Tower Bridge.

We are offering a competitive salary plus generous benefits, and the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects in a wide range of sectors within infrastructure design. There is also training and assistance with personal development.

AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to programme and construction management. On projects span transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, our public - and private -sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivalled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. Our global expertise is delivered through a network of regional offices, which allows us to leverage our specialist international design consulting for our projects, wherever they are, and however big they are.

You’ll be working closely within multi-disciplinary design teams, clients, and contractors. Experience in infrastructure design would be advantageous.

Our areas of design include: Rail, Aviation, Education, Health Care, Science, and Logistics.

AECOM is listed as the 3rd largest employer of architects worldwide in the World Architecture WA100 2020 survey, with 1637 architects. We are currently expanding in the UK, so now is a great time to join our team and build your career for the future. We are at number 15 in the AJ100 list, the highest ‘new entry’ this year. AECOM employs around 7500 multi-disciplinary staff in the UK, and we offer architecturally led multi-disciplinary design services to our clients.

Project / Design Responsibilities

  • Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive solutions that reconcile client’s goals and priorities while fostering opportunities for design excellence.

  • To perform and / or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination and preparation of project specifications.

  • Ensuring CDM Safety in Design principles are applied throughout all design stages of a project.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Organises own and others work to achieve set deadlines.

  • Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief and Client requirement documents.

  • Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team.

  • Ensures the quality of technical work produced by the team meets AECOM’s Technical Excellence standards.

  • Applies knowledge and experience to manage the day-to-day work of practice teams.

  • Interact with clients, contractors, local authority representatives and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues.

  • Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the course of the project.

  • Promotes teamwork within a multi-disciplinary team, maintaining positive moral and instilling a creative culture within the practice.

  • Make appropriate value judgements with respect to corrective work that supports the design concept and performance goals of the project.

  • For projects on site: Manage interface between Design Team / Site Team ensuring proper design support is provided in a timely manner.

  • Support Associate Directors and / or Directors with operational responsibilities which includes development and implementing Technical Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD).

  • Engage with resource forecasting and management.

  • Where requested, engage with business reporting activities.

  • Support and develop staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development.

  • Ensure the latest software and digital techniques are utilised to increase productivity and identify where training opportunities for staff should be made available.

Commercial Responsibilities

  • Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget.

  • Assist in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions.

  • Support Associate Directors and / or Directors in the preparation of bids.

  • Help build a network of professional relationships with existing and prospective clients.

  • Support marketing and business development initiatives.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant degree or professional qualification.

  • Fully Qualified Architect (ARB Registered) and proven experience in working on infrastructure projects.

  • Willingness and interest to work in a range of areas of infrastructure design under the guidance of Associate Directors and / or Directors. Our areas of design include: Rail, Aviation, Education, Health Care, Science, and Logistics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clear work history and proof of professional development and learning in the infrastructure environment.

  • Experience within a multi-disciplinary team environment and / or consultancy.

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: J10067582

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Design