AECOM Associate Director Development Infrastructure in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

AECOM is a leading global multi-disciplinary business providing services of every kind to the built environment. We operate across all disciplines and work on some of the most iconic and prestigious projects currently in progress across the globe. Our significant and award winning reputation is both founded and built upon our commitment to our Clients and the strength and breadth of our expertise in servicing our Clients requirements and fully understanding their needs. We work collaboratively and supportively with some of the most prominent Client organisations both domestically in the UK and globally and have built a significant reputation in demonstrating significant expertise and value to the project process from inception through to completion and beyond.

The AECOM UK Development Infrastructure team in Manchester is looking for an enthusiastic Associate Director to expand its current team profile and capability.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Associate Director will play a leading role within the North West team including overseeing both senior and junior team members working to support with the delivery of projects. This role will suit an excellent communicator and team player and will provide the opportunity for the candidate to work closely with private and public sector clients of all types and across all sectors locally, regionally and globally as well as other internal and external multi-disciplinary teams in a fast paced environment. The role would ideally suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic and diverse organisation – career progression opportunities are widely available.

The Manchester office has an established track record of successfully delivering high profile development and infrastructure schemes and has a truly multi-disciplinary capability. You will enjoy excellent opportunities to expand your project and client team experiences within a company that has established a successful business model across local, national and international geographies. You will work on a variety of exciting projects and enjoy working in a vibrant team, modern environment and in a high quality location.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the UK Development Infrastructure team means that we lead on a variety of projects from inception (due diligence, master planning support and scheme viability - including drainage, flooding, utilities and highways), through to detailed design, value engineering, design delivery, project management, execution and handover.

The ideal candidate will have a sound general knowledge across all of these engineering disciplines and have quality experience of managing and delivering coordinated proposals at all stages of the process.

As an Associate Director, your duties will include as a minimum:

  • Overall responsibility for delivery of projects to contractual arrangements and the financial outcome agreed;

  • Facing and Liaising with senior stakeholders, including Client Project Directors (or equivalent) to resolve issues early and safeguard AECOM interests;

  • preparation of technical expert reports;

  • preparation of fee proposals;

  • providing design and design delivery advice to Client and project teams;

  • leading on internal and external liaison with regulators and key stakeholders;

  • checking and reviewing designs;

  • managing project scope and deliverables;

  • managing project finances;

  • supporting the growth of new and existing internal and external Client relationships;

  • Mentoring junior members of staff and developing team spirit and collaborative behaviours;

  • You will be supported and encouraged to maintain your CPD and lead initiatives to help you further develop your own skills and those of your team. You will also be expected to contribute towards developing the team by building Client relationships and attending established marketing and cross discipline regional business development meetings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates should ideally have a degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related subject;

  • Membership of a Professional (and relevant) Institution;

  • Proven design, design coordination and management experience;

  • Extensive relevant work experience in a development infrastructure design and management role with specific design experience in some/all of the following:

  1. Local and strategic road alignment design and approval procedures

  2. Surface water drainage strategies, design, modelling and approval procedures

  3. Foul water drainage strategies, design, modelling and approval procedures

  4. Utility strategies and management of new supply connections

  5. Flood Risk Assessments

  6. Infrastructure appraisals and production of opinion reports

  7. Design and construction specifications related to the above

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of design software such as WinDes (Microdrainage), Civil 3D, AutoCAD and the use of BIM.

  • Excellent knowledge of relevant design standards including DMRB, Sewers for Adoption, local road standards and relevant national planning policy.

  • The ideal candidate would be a Chartered Civil Engineer, however we would welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate strong practice experience who might be thinking of applying for Chartership at some point in the future and require help and support in doing so.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSc in Civil Engineering (or equivalent);

  • Experience in the preparation of civil engineering contracts and procurement of civil works is desirable;

  • Site inspection and monitoring experience is desirable;

  • Full UK driving licence is desirable.


Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

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 Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 199788BR

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.