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AECOM Director Roads - UK North in St. Albans, United Kingdom

Job Summary

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 the freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Director Roads – UK North

Job Summary

As part of our growth strategy, we are currently seeking to appoint a Director to lead the growth and delivery of our Roads Market (Strategic Highways, Local Roads and Asset Management) in five UK/Ire Districts (Ireland, Scotland, North, Midlands and South). The Roads business sits within Civil Infrastructure, providing both urban and rural highway design services to National Transport Agencies and Local Authorities throughout UK and Ireland. The key objective of this role is to be responsible for leading a large Roads Team located in offices throughout the District. You will lead the local Regional and Associate Directors in the leadership of people, projects, clients and business performance. You will have a strong knowledge of the local market and take a lead role in securing work for the team going forward and to support the expansion of AECOM’s Roads offering and to generate higher profitability.

The role will be both internal and externally facing, providing leadership to the local team but also developing strategic relations with key clients and delivering high-quality strategic projects to our clients. The individual will need to be an excellent communicator and have a proven ability to lead a large team, ideally with experience of local, urban and strategic roads schemes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide visible leadership to the Roads Team and sets a clear strategy to deliver profitable, organic growth of the Road Sector.

  • Coordinate staff working in the Road Sector and champions collaborative, multi-disciplinary ways of working across the local offices and wider AECOM business.

  • Coordinate with the Roads and C+I Operations team to mange risk and commercial issues in the District and maximise profitability.

  • Work with District and Market Sector Leaders, Sub Sector Leaders, Discipline Leaders, and other Sectors to deliver growth.

  • Work with the Market Sector Lead to identifying and maximise upcoming pursuits for key clients.

  • Provide visible safety leadership & champion Safety in Design.

  • Regularly meet with clients, attends events and promotes the brand.

  • Work with Work Winning Team to deliver a high win rate and grow backlog and manages proposal development in compliance with AECOM policies.

  • Track recruitment needs and works with Market Sector Leader & District Leader to fill roles.

  • Perform various management, leadership, and people accountability responsibilities for a specific technical group or department.

  • Has full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating technical assignments.

  • Plan and develop engineering tasks concerned with unique or complex problems. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation and development of novel concepts and approaches.

  • Maintain liaison with units within the organization and individuals inside and outside of the organization.

  • Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to the field. Work at this level usually requires extensive progressive experience.

  • Work under minimal supervision. Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Minimum Requirements

  • A highly experienced Project Delivery Director and/or successful Operations Director within a consultancy business.

  • A proven track record of profitable delivery of major highway and highway improvement projects for national and local authority clients in a consultancy business setting.

  • A strong communicator, with excellent inter-personal and leadership and management skills.

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.

  • Desire to innovative for the more efficient delivery of highway projects for our clients.

  • The drive to lead and inspire a large team of professionals to deliver effectively and efficiently for our clients.

As a Director in AECOM you would

  • Be accountable to achieve quarterly and annual results against targets.

  • Manage risk and opportunity by implementing AECOM procedures.

  • Develop our people to deliver results.

  • Have broad latitude in making decisions guided by AECOM strategy.

  • Advance your area of the business in the light of industry and market trends.

  • Receive guidance and direction from senior members of leadership.

  • This is an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading role within a large but growing highway team.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256937BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Leeds, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - Bridgewater House, UK - St. Albans

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.