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AECOM Project Director Cost Manager - Middle East Projects in Manchester, United Kingdom

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

AECOM is seeking an experienced Director to join our UK & Ireland team with a view to leading cost management services on large-scale development projects within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Whilst the role will be based within either the UK or Ireland, regular travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may be required.

The Director will be accountable to the relevant UK&I regional Operating Unit Leader (location dependent) as well as senior AECOM leadership responsible for our delivery within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Demonstrable experience of successful delivery within the Middle East is required, with a focus on large scale and complex developments that include enabling infrastructure as well as cultural, public, resort and commercial uses.

Strong co-ordination and communication skills will be required in leading cost management teams, working closely with our project management team and other internal and external design consultants as well as other project stakeholders.

The Director will be expected to demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and acumen to ensure AECOM’s commercial performance and be experienced in negotiating with Middle East clients or their representatives.

The Director will be responsible for the overall cost management and control of projects. The Director will also define and establish project specific cost management process and reporting procedures in line with Client requirements.

The role will include line management responsibility as well as responsibility for directing others in their roles. The Director will therefore be expected to provide guidance to subordinate managers as well as enforce company and project policies.

As a senior member of our team the role will require management of the cost management service in accordance with AECOM governance, commercial and quality processes. Where necessary seeking guidance and advice from AECOM’s Operations and Commercial Directors.

The Director will also oversee and ensure that our services are delivered in accordance with the terms and conditions of our appointment and contracted schedule of services.


  • Professional Qualified – Chartered Status with the RICS or other equivalent institution is preferred.

  • Degree Qualified – BSc or MSc – in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management or similar construction related undergraduate degree.

  • Significant experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Demonstrable ability to lead, mentor and grow a team

  • Demonstrable success in winning new work and growing client relationships

  • Demonstrable track record in successfully delivering complex projects

  • Willing to travel internationally when required

Additional Information

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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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: J10082472

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: Hybrid