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AECOM Regional Director MEP 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.

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.

Job Description

Aecom are seeking a Regional Director to join the Building Services team in our Manchester office to lead the 30 strong MEP engineers located there and contribute to the leadership of the wider Midlands and North Region.

About the role:

Aecom are looking to appoint a Regional Director (Electrical or Mechanical background) who has proven leadership skills and is familiar working closely with clients & Architects to deliver major UK, European & Worldwide projects. A strong knowledge and experience of the Greater Manchester marketplace is essential. The candidate needs to be enthusiastic self-motivated person with excellent team leadership skills as well as written and verbal communication skills.

About the Office & team:

The MEP team currently consists of approx. 30 engineers ranging from Associate director to Graduates with an intention to grow in size over the next few years. The Manchester office also has a large Project Management and Quantity Surveying team who are very strong in the local marketplace along with a team of Structural engineers.

The Manchester Office works very closely with our Leeds office and the candidate maybe required to work in these offices from time to time and resources being shared both ways to ensure teams are supported when needed.

The Manchester & Leeds offices have an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work include.

Manchester Studios, BBC Wales HQ, East Brookes Studios, Shepperton Studios, Marine Lakes Centre, Engine House 2.0 (Salford University), Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. There are also projects in other sectors such as MoJ/HMP projects and defence.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To Lead a team of engineers, specialists and coordinate and support the AECOM Leadership team.

  • To actively participate in the development of the team and grow AECOM’s market share in the local market as well as for projects further afield.

  • To manage & build client and architect relationships with the aim to get new & repeat work

  • Lead bids and act as team leader for projects, from feasibility through to operational phase for Building Services Projects.

  • To negotiate additional fees and change control.

  • To act as the main point of contact with design teams.

  • To act as project manager for the AECOM/Client contract, managing fee expenditure and program.

  • Ensure financial targets and internal KPI’s are meet including motivating others to contribute.

  • To prepare and present designs, reports and specifications.

  • Contribute to the update of AECOM standards.

  • Be competent to deliver, review & approve engineering solutions

  • To act as a mentor to junior staff, promoting CPD activities.

  • To maintain and enhance expertise within the team and as an individual.

  • To lead and support AECOM Net zero carbon strategy


Minimum Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of the local market.

  • A highly motivated individual with excellent technical understanding of building services for the different sectors along with a good overview of the other disciplines in building services

  • Significant track record of leading design teams.

  • Experience in project management within a defined fee budget and program.

  • Ability to speak fluently and communicate effectively in written reports and oral presentations.

  • An experienced Building Services Engineer presently holding a senior position

  • Relevant experience in Building Services design, including areas such as specification writing, calculations, and developing designs from first principles and a conversant with UK codes and practices.

  • Experience of seeing conceptual designs through to completion and dealing directly with clients.

  • Able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree educated in electrical or mechanical engineering or related discipline, ideally Chartered or at least with qualifications leading to this.

Additional Information

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: J10079213

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid