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Job Information

AECOM Director - Cost Management in Melbourne, Australia

Australia - Victoria, Melbourne

Job Summary

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, construction, environmental and energy. With over 56,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.

AECOM’s progressive Cost Management team has a new opportunity for a proven Associate Director to lead projects and teams across a variety of our major projects in Buildings and Social Infrastructure, as well as supporting projects within our busy Transport and Civil Infrastructure group.

This is a new position to support our growing team of Cost Managers in Melbourne and will allow you to lead and operate across multi-disciplinary teams and a world-wide knowledge base of specialist engineering and construction professionals.

The Role

As part of our high performing Cost Management group, you will be responsible for providing cost management / quantity surveying services on some of Melbourne’s most iconic projects, giving you a senior opportunity to further develop your career and client exposure to a range of market sectors.

As part of this role tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Cost planning and estimating during design phase;

  • Leading and guiding teams of Cost Engineers and Quantity Surveyors;

  • Construction phase cost and project management;

  • Managing cost, budget and timelines of multiple projects in parallel;

  • Assisting with feasibility studies, capital cost advice;

  • Client relationship management

  • Life-cycle costing.

This role is ideal for a highly proven professional who is looking lead and guide cost management teams across diverse projects in challenging environment. This is a fantastic and influential opportunity to operate across a variety of project sectors, including; Healthcare, Education, Civil Infrastructure, Industrial, Defence, Energy and Commercial. The AECOM Cost Management team benefits from integrated cost / design opportunities and global reach enabling our team to provide a higher standard of consulting.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or other related;

  • Demonstrated skills in managing multiple project costs and budgets;

  • Consultative approach, with proven experience working in a consultancy highly advantageous;

  • Strong knowledge and working practice of Australian Quantity Surveying/Cost Management standards, frameworks and processes;

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline-driven team environment;

  • Excellent ability to understand and develop project scope in varied construction and engineering project environments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience leading a team of professionals/project teams, beneficial;

  • Knowledge of CostX is advantageous, but not essential.

What we Offer

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.

We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options;

  • Work-from-home equipment packages and assistance;

  • Diverse, challenging and exciting multidisciplinary engineering projects;

  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices;

  • Paid parental and partner leave;

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging;

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers;

  • Wellbeing benefits eg. Vaccinations, health insurance discounts;

  • Employee stock purchase plans;

  • Study assistance;

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM and in the absence of a signed Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any recruitment fee.

What We Offer

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256981BR

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.