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Job Information

AECOM Associate Director - Economic Development in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides effective management and leadership in at least one area of economic development activity

  • Establishes objectives and work plans across a range of projects, delegating assignments to subordinate managers and monitors successful delivery assuming overall project leadership.

  • Develops knowledge of the business to support cross discipline/market collaboration.

  • Interacts internally and externally with executive level management and proactively manages overall performance. .

  • Reviews objectives of team and staff to determine success of operation.

  • Creates an environment where all staff and clients are innovating to improve business performance.

  • Builds positive long-term relationships with key senior staff in the client organisation.

  • Accountable with other Economic Development Directors (at ICM Grades 6) for delivery of department targets (e.g. sold time, net service revenue, EBITA).

  • Accountable for budgets, schedules and APIC responsibilities (corporate project management software) to meet client and corporate requirements.

  • Ability to develop short and long term vision and strategy for economic development consultancy services in specific geographical and client markets.

  • Leadership development – from a strategic perspective, identifies the skills and capabilities that need to be developed in the short and long term to ensure sustainable performance of the team and specific team members.

  • Acts as a subject matter expert and technical verifier across function, markets and/or geography.

  • Business Development - ability to create and lead fee earning relationships with major economic development clients to a value of £400K-£750K per annum and manage client development activity amongst other staff.

  • Market Development - ability to combine an understanding of market needs and constraints and the organisation’s capabilities to develop new and solutions

  • Project Management - ability to maximise resources and review the planning and reporting of progress by project managers.

  • Operating in line with requirements of a Project Approver and/or Regional Discipline Lead in a discipline led approach across Urban Advisory (see below).

  • Problem Solving - ability to identify problems and opportunities and analyse information to develop, evaluate and implement solutions across the team.

  • Able to lead change effectively, to demonstrate personal composure and is adaptable and flexible in ambiguous and/or fast changing circumstances.

  • Leads a defined technical area and elevates the economic development discipline through relationships with think tanks, universities and other bodies and promotes technical excellence externally

  • Line Management – effective and active line manager of around 3-4 staff who helps staff fulfil their potential and perform consistently at a high level

Minimum Requirements

  • A track record in economic development with some specialised areas.

  • A portfolio of work which demonstrates excellent technical capabilities (literacy and numeracy).

  • Analytic and numerical skills supported by a high level of spreadsheet and other software skills

  • A track record of contributing to innovative economic development solutions and working across complex local, regional and national stakeholder relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in geography, economics or a related discipline and a post graduate equivalent qualification in a similar field, or overall equivalent experience.

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. 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 Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242856BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: 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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