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Job Information

AECOM Associate Director - Roads in St Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

Our Transportation business line is always growing, so our Roads team have a vacancy for an Associate Director (Streets) in our St Albans office.

You will have a consistent record of business development, project delivery and team leadership within a consultancy environment covering highway and traffic planning, engineering and management with demonstrable experience within the detailed design stage of projects. We are looking for creative and flexible individuals to develop strong working relationships with local clients and help us grow our business throughout the South-East. Our team is growing so this will give you a significant opportunity to develop your career in a dynamic and diverse environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief,

  • Handle the preparation of feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs for traffic engineering schemes,

  • Lead the preparation of detailed technical reports providing specialist technical contributions as required,

  • Act as a Project Director and Project Manager including monitoring financial performance. Comprehensive training on AECOM’s project management system will be provided.

Work winning:

  • Establish strong working relationships with local clients in the South-East region through business development and being the key point of contact for meetings and client liaison,

  • Develop strong working relationships with other internal teams within AECOM’s Transportation division, working with colleagues to deliver marketing and business development objectives in both the local region and nationally,

  • Prepare detailed proposals, client briefs and fee proposals and contribute to major bids as required.

Team management:

  • Actively contribute to the management of the St, Albans Streets team, deputising for St. Albans Office Lead as required.

  • With dedication, support recruitment activity to continue to grow the local team.

  • Assist with the career progression of line reports and ensure strong staff development and mentoring arrangements are in place.

  • Monitor team skills and ensure they are up to date with industry-leading methods and techniques and promote innovative thinking

  • Promote a health and safety-focused culture by undertaking mandatory duties, ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members, and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.

Minimum Requirements

  • A successful track record in the management and delivery of a portfolio of highway and traffic engineering projects, including an ability to effectively manage project commercial risks,

  • An ability to manage and develop a team, with strong leadership skills and the ability to maintain a highly motivated project delivery team,

  • A successful track record of work winning including preparation of high-quality technical bids and proposals,

  • Proven experience in developing business and forming strong client relationships as well as being able to deal directly with clients and engage and influence at a senior level within client organisations,

  • A good industry profile with the gravitas to represent AECOM with major clients,

An ability to demonstrate high level of experience and technical expertise in the following areas:

  • Highway Engineering design (particularly through the detailed design stage).

  • Traffic engineering design (particularly through the detailed design stage).

  • Cycling and walking design

  • Experience in preparing detailed client briefs and brief responses, fee proposals and experience in contributing to major bids

  • A flexible approach to supporting project and business development activities across UK and Ireland plus wider AECOM geographies

  • The project management of highway and traffic projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant degree and will have appropriate Chartered status with membership of a professional institution.

  • Project Management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2/APM)

  • NEC3/4 Project Manager Accreditation

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

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Roads + Highways

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241792BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: 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.