AECOM Senior Project Manager in Manchester, United Kingdom
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Senior Project Manager
AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities, and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. From design and engineering to construction and management, AECOM's technical knowledge, local connections and broad market experience allow us to deliver specialised services across the entire project life cycle.
Are you a Senior Project Management professional looking to work on projects that make a difference and enhance the world around us? If so, we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we mobilise for several key opportunities across a broad portfolio, delivering for clients in Energy, Water, Rail, Aviation, Highways.
We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our North-West infrastructure team to work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects, both nationally and locally. You will be joining a growing team of like-minded people that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.
Approach to all projects requires a high degree of flexibility and creativity, excellent presentational skills and an ability to communicate effectively with clients and consultants. The successful candidate shall be charged with the delivery of Project Management Services within our Client focused and highly motivated professional team.
As a Senior Project Manager, you will be expected to work with an Associate or Director to successfully manage, coordinate and deliver projects and/or to lead a team to successfully manage and deliver capital investment projects. This role involves providing both client-side project management support during all stages of the project delivery lifecycle from initial inception, through the design and procurement process and onto the site delivery and commissioning phase, and AECOM led commissions.
Lead Project Management commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery.
Provide effective support and mentoring to Project Managers, Graduates and Apprentices.
Ensure commissions are managed and completed efficiently, on time and to the client’s satisfaction.
Support and manage the project team ensuring appropriate resources are provided on projects, meeting the client and business requirements
Develop strong relationships with clients and members of the cross-functional team
Support business development opportunities with existing and new clients. Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (new and existing).
Ensure all team members reporting to you have current and relevant training.
Manage the delivery of project management team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards.
Provide full Project Management duties to AECOM clients.
Experience of working within a client organisation, either directly or through a co-location/secondment arrangement.
Practitioner of NEC suite of contracts, particularly the Professional Services Contract (PSC) and Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)
Experience of leading projects valued at over £10 million in capital value
Proven ability to advise clients and design teams on value, risks and programme in a holistic way
Experience of working as part of integrated, multi-organisation, collaborative teams
Infrastructure and project management experience, delivering complex projects
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Excellent IT Skills and the ability to utilize current digital tools.
Excellent numeracy, verbal and written communication skills.
Highly motivated and with excellent industry network
Relationship building skills –ability to build strong relationships with clients, teams, and stakeholders as well as an ability to build and maintain networks of business contacts.
Able to work under own initiative where appropriate working closely with the Project Managers and Associates in the delivery of some of our projects.
A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful, and flexible.
Willingness to challenge in a positive and engaging manner.
Understanding of a variety of project types/sizes/sectors. Residential, Commercial, Education, Data Centre, sector experience would be advantageous.
Is accountable and responsible for own actions and those of your team.
To be commercially aware, and understand the fundamentals of the internal AECOM management systems and undertake PM duties in AECOM’s Project Information Centre.
Supporter of social and CSR activities, promoting a positive and enjoyable workplace.
Education, Professional Qualifications Requirements
The individuals proposed for the role of a Senior Project Manager will ideally demonstrate the following:
A relevant degree such as in project management, engineering, environmental science, construction, or relevant subject. Alternatively, relevant experience in industry would be considered acceptable for exceptional candidates.
Professionally Qualified – ideally Chartered Project Manager Status with the RICS, APM CIOB or other equivalent institution.
At least 6 years of proven experience in a consulting environment providing the full spectrum of PM services including chairing meetings, minuting and proactively engaging in discussions, developing the PEP, progress reports, procurement strategies and tender documentation. General post contract management and administration, proactively engaging with Client, contractor and other stakeholders, being aware of the scope of service and ensuring we deliver within the agreed parameters and help to resolve disputes whenever possible.
Demonstrable experience and knowledge of NEC3 and NEC4 contract management, ideally NEC-accredited.
A project management qualification such as APMQ or PRINCE2 would be desirable.
A member of a related professional body preferably chartered (APM, CIOB) would be desirable.
You may be required to undertake and successfully complete security screening checks.
Possess experience of preparing bid submissions and managing multiple projects for a variety of public and private sector clients.
Experience of managing project finances.
Prior line-management experience.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
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.
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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Program & Project Management
Work Location Model: On-Site