AECOM Associate Director in Manchester, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester
The work of the Economic Development team is extremely varied covering economic strategy, business case development, economic appraisal and cost-benefit analyses, socio-economic research and impact assessments, advice on major economic development projects and services alongside sector and infrastructure studies;;
The Economics Team is looking for an Associate director to play a key role growing the business from our Manchester office. We are seeking experienced candidates with an interest in economics, economic development and regeneration who can win work, successfully manage projects, and deliver consultancy support to the highest levels of client satisfaction.
AECOM’s Economic Development Team is one of the leading and growing consultancy teams in the UK working on a wide range of economic development projects in the UK and overseas. Currently these include projects including the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel, High Speed 2, Mid Wales Economic Plan, Staffordshire Infrastructure Plan and Sutton Tram Extension. We also undertake numerous commissions for Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and City Regions covering business case development, infrastructure and Enterprise Zone bids and the development of transport, economic, spatial and infrastructure strategies to drive economic growth and productivity improvements.
Key duties include:
- Responsibility for the winning and delivery of significant projects including:
Economic growth including sectoral and spatial strategies;
Socio-economic impact assessments of infrastructure and development schemes;
Business case development and appraisal;
Evidence base development through research and data analysis;
Evaluations of projects, programmes and policies to show impact and value for money
Leading on multi-disciplinary projects, drawing on technical expertise from across AECOM;
Leading on work winning by identifying and coordinating bids that successfully respond to client tenders and via proactive business development;
Undertaking all aspects of consultancy project delivery from project design through to management, delivery and client care;
Being proactive and client focused, understanding the needs of the project and offering high quality, professional advice;
Representing AECOM’s Economics Team at external events and internal business development initiatives.
Supporting the Regional Director in the day-to-day management of the Economics Team.
Delivery of Project Manager KPIs, including customer focus, project set up, communication & team management, risk management and quality, change control, commercial management, and safety health & environment;
Ownership of financial responsibilities with projects and assignments and expected to meet financial, marketing, and management goals; and
Line management responsibility for junior and graduate staff within the Economics Team.
A track record in economic development with some specialised areas. This could include land use planning and property development, transport and infrastructure projects, business support, employment and skills or inward investment.
A track record in delivery of complex consultancy projects.
Experience of maintaining strong client relations in order to generate consultancy work.
Detailed analytic and numerical skills supported by 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.
A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills.
A team player who can work as part of wide project teams including other technical specialists.
Line management experience.
Clean driving license
- A degree in geography, economics, business or a related discipline and an MA/MSc/MBA/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 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
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Job Category Economics
Business Line Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 206283BR
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.