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AECOM Senior Specification Consultant - Architecture in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Develop and maintain Client relationships and an awareness of their pipeline with a view to securing repeat commissions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Specifications that reflect detailed project requirements.

  • Advise Clients on Design Responsibility issues and how the form of Contract and procurement route affects the Specification format/ deliverables.

  • Advise Clients on material usage.

  • Coordinate Specifications with Contract Conditions/ Preliminaries and Specifications prepared by other disciplines e.g. Civils, Structures and MEP.

  • Develop and keep up to date with technical standards, products and innovation as they relate to our Consultancy business.

  • Attend internal and external meetings to obtain project briefing information and provide consultancy service as necessary to prepare project specific documentation.

  • Familiarise oneself with the Clients brief and scope of our service such that deliverables are aligned with agreed project scope.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of project finances and raise potential financial issues with Line Manager/ Team Lead.

  • Carry out projects in line with AECOM QA/ QC and Health and Safety requirements.

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues on multiple projects under direction of Team Leader.

  • Develop and share network of Client/ potential Client contacts.

  • In conjunction with Team Leader identify and pursue BD opportunities with established Clients.

  • Develop an understanding of market conditions and how these will affect our service.

  • Provide training and mentoring to junior colleagues.

Key Internal Relationships will be within the London/ Manchester Specification Consulting team.

Key Role Requirements Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the responsibilities of the role.

  • Experience in preparation of Architectural Specifications.

  • Evidence of good technical design understanding.

  • Excellent technical knowledge of modern construction techniques, methodologies and standards.


  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of UK Construction procurement methodologies and how these relate to Specification Documentation. Knowledge of Middle East construction and procurement methodologies is desirable.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English Language).

  • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and database applications; NBS Chorus experience is desirable.

  • Able to work logically and methodically to achieve high quality outputs as well as being self-motivated and able to take responsibility.

  • Ability to understand and work to an agreed scope and project budget.

  • Flexible attitude to new ways and methods of working.

  • Ambitious and enthusiastic with a good understanding of the design & delivery process.

  • Good understanding of BIM.

  • Familiar with researching, preparing and presenting technical presentations.

Additional Information


  • Ability to build good relationships at all levels.

  • Punctual and reliable.

  • Ability to take the initiative in response to direction// instructions and demonstrate a pro-active approach to daily tasks.

  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload.

  • Act in a professional and diplomatic manner.

  • Degree qualified in Architecture or Architectural Technology.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new 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 unrivaled technical and digital expertise, 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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10099674

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid