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Job Information

AECOM Associate Director – Geo-Environmental in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - , Manchester

Job Summary

Our Contaminated Land & Remediation Practice is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Associate Director to join us to support us in delivering an increasing project portfolio for our clients across the UK, across all sectors.

The Contaminated Land & Remediation Practice provides services ranging from desk studies, site investigation, risk assessment, remediation (strategy development, design, implementation and validation), monitoring and close-out on a wide range of contracts and sits within a Business Unit that also comprises Ground Engineering, Energy, and Transaction & Compliance practices.  

You will become an integral member of the Practice and a regional team, and have the opportunity to lead on a wide range of contaminated land and remediation projects for private and public sector clients including developers, global oil & gas companies, the nuclear industry, Fortune 500 multinational corporations, regulatory bodies and government agencies; including the Environment Agency, Homes England, Highways England and local authorities.

The Practice also supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a contaminated land and remediation interface and who are involved in the delivery of multi-disciplinary design, build and construction schemes.

Nationally our Practice is one of the largest in the UK and has an established track record in successfully delivering award winning contaminated land assessment and remediation works.

We require an ambitious team player with the technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience to take overall responsibility for the capture and delivery of projects, ensuring technical quality and adherence to budget and programme, to manage and mentor project staff, and develop and maintain strong client relationships that deliver repeat business as a “Trusted Advisor”. The position will suit those who can work with a high degree of independence, good commercial acumen, and successfully lead projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation, interpretation and remediation.

It would be beneficially, although not necessary, to have experience delivering projects within the UK Licenced Nuclear Sector as well.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm; see how we deliver what others can only imagine at AECOM.

Job Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will work within the northern regional team based out our Manchester Office (when current Covid restrictions permit)and will have a specific focus on business development (bids and tenders), project delivery and team leadership. It would be beneficial but not necessary to have nuclear sector experience as this is a growth

area for the Practice.

The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the capture and delivery of projects and drive growth in the region – both from external client relationships and from collaboration with other internal AECOM teams that are aligned to our local market strategy. The appointed person will be expected to take on client management, direction of projects, and lead on tender and bid submissions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ensuring that health and safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project in compliance with AECOM policies and procedures.

  • Close support to our Regional Director, Technical Directors and other Associates in project delivery, work winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

  • On the job mentoring of junior staff, including supporting them to achieve chartered status.

  • Lead input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts.

  • Prepare and oversee fee bids and proposals.

  • Provide oversight, technical leadership and verification of project deliverables.

  • Ensure rigorous adhesion to AECOMs industry leading quality assurance programme.

  • Management of sub-consultant, contractor and other supplier relationships to the benefit of project delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • For this role you will ideally hold a minimum of a strong undergraduate degree in an environmental, science or engineering based subject, be chartered with a relevant UK institution, and be able to travel within the UK to support projects.

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244213BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Leeds

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.