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AECOM Associate Design Manager (Buildings and Infrastructures) in Madrid, Spain

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.

Job Description

About Enterprise Capabilities

Enterprise Capabilities is a service-led organization within AECOM enabling access to a global talent pool. With offices in India, China, Spain, Poland, Romania, the Philippines, and South Africa, our teams of technical professionals provide around the clock project support helping AECOM teams around the world to deliver faster, smarter and better. EC supports AECOM’s ability to work as one global team by standardizing design processes, deploying collaboration technologies, and utilizing a connected network of technical expertise. By joining EC, you have the unique opportunity to work on AECOM’s monumental projects located around the world, contributing to our mission of delivering a better world.

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

We are currently recruiting an Associate Project/ Design Manager with solid experience in Buildings and Infrastructure design and team leading, to join our busy and expanding experienced team with special focus on the Canada and US markets. The team provides assessment, concept, feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs on a wide range of Building Projects across the globe. Our internal clients work for private and public sector and include long term Framework Agreements with numerous Local Authorities together with Design and Build commissions for many major Contractors. Our group has an established track record of successfully delivering highways design for many years, throughout the USA and Australia, not to mention Canada or Middle East. You may have the opportunity to work on some of the most iconic Transportation projects, being part of a diverse and multicultural team.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Works with EC leadership to prepare proposals and do assessment of multidisciplinary packages of work susceptible of being delivered by EC group. Categorizes packages of work, elaborates project execution plans and in combination with Home Office defines the delivery strategy, including composition of design teams across different disciplines and locations.

  • Responsible for leading a design team working for internal clients, integrating resources from different EC offices (India, Romania, etc.).

  • Accountable for the development of delivery methodologies which manage risk, maximize on opportunities for the in pursuit of delivering multi-disciplinary projects to budget and schedule for our clients

  • Initiates and directs the planning, development, and continuous monitoring of the project scope, resources, procedures, budget and schedule for the packages of work allocated to the EC group.

  • Reviews project key performance indicators and forecasts any modifications to schedules, cost estimates, and financial reports, and effectively reconciles risks to commitments that may exceed assigned schedules and budgets. Reports KPIs and metrics regularly.

  • Delivers effective communication inclusive of internal clients and team members to clarify expectations and requirements.

  • Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others. Approves and signs off on work.

  • Trains, mentors, and evaluates less experienced staff (within the Delivery Centers).

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (BArch) or Bachelor of Science in Architecture + Master’s degree in Architecture plus 15+ years of relevant professional experience with complex buildings (preferably transportation)

  • Proven track record of technical work on building/infrastructure design collaborating with international and multi-cultural teams (+15 years), combined with project management or design management experience (+5 years) on large international Building and Infrastructures Projects.

  • Revit and BIM as well as experience in AutoCAD

  • Strong technical leadership of teams in the delivery of projects focused on delivering for the Client.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within teams or in a wider collaboration.

  • Proven commitment with Quality Control Policy and Quality Management System.

  • Team management experience.

  • Experience working with design teams located in different countries.

  • Fluent in English (oral and written).


  • PMP or PRINCE2 certification would be considered favorably.

  • Experience with Canada or US regulations and standards. Other international exposure will be considered favorable.

  • Experience working in Canada or US will be highly valuable.

  • Licensed Architect within any Canadian or US licensing jurisdictions.

  • Experience in the design of underground stations.

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: J10075846

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Program & Project Management