AECOM Healthcare Project Lead Building Services (MEP) in St Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Alternate Locations UK - Cambridge, UK - London, UK - St. Albans

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Project and Business Development Lead to be based in either London, St. Albans or Cambridge . You will be in charge to support the Healthcare Director in help managing the operations and work to grow the teams work pipeline in this exciting sector.

You will take the lead on projects and be the main contact for clients and your project team, whilst also supporting the director with work winning, client relations, technical control and enhancing AECOM’s reputation in the sector.

About us:

From buildings and civil construction to energy and industrial solutions, AECOM Construction Services is built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures ever conceived. Buildings & Places Infrastructure offers a one stop shop to complete some of the country’s most challenging projects by leveraging our scale, unique service offering and world-class talent. We work flexibly and cooperatively to achieve more.

Our Building & Places division provides a multidisciplinary offering consisting of a variety of consultancy services ranging from Civil, Structural and MEP Engineering, Cost Management, Quantity Surveying and Environmental.

Our building services team consists of over 400 people nationwide. The mechanical and electrical engineers we have in our team specialise in healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, sports, and leisure. We are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and infrastructure projects.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work in recent years include; The Luisal Artscape Expressway in Qatar, Olympic venues, Boka Bay Beach Resort, a carbon neutral University Science Centre and the St Pancras Chambers Hotel in London to name but a few.

Throughout UK & Ireland we advise on a wide range of healthcare facilities that demand detailed knowledge and specialist skill sets, from pioneering facilities such as proton beam therapy centres and acute hospitals equipped with advanced technologies to mental health facilities, community health centres and hospices. The team were recently awarded Property Consultant of the Year at the Health Investor Awards 2018.

Job Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for assisting the Healthcare Director with work winning, managing the operations of projects, planning and quality control. This is a senior position, so you will be a qualified engineer who has had experience of consultancy project management and be looking to join an established and successful team which is managing a large volume of projects.

Work winning

  • Ideally provide a support role in work winning within the sector or to grow into that role

  • Input to pre-qualification and selection of contractors, respond to tender queries, comment on and review tender returns

  • Attend tender/client interviews

Managing Operations

  • Receive brief from Senior Management, be able to carry out the project management and oversee the MEP design and carry out technical control on the specific discipline they are skilled in

  • Be able to manage MEP and multi-disciplinary projects, coordinating input from other AECOM specialisms

  • Prepare reports / technical content of the design information for all stages of a project

  • Prepare specifications, schedules, drawings and any other contract documents developed through the RIBA stages

  • Obtain the necessary information both internally and externally from Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Design Consultants for the design to proceed. Liaise with clients, professional organizations, contractors, suppliers, sub-contractors and other design Identify and meet effectively the requirements and expectations of clients

  • Link into the wider AECOM building engineering healthcare team, undertaking peer reviews and sharing best practice with other offices


  • Assess staff requirements at each work stage, agreeing these with the PD and team

  • Attend progress, design team and co-ordination meetings

Quality control

  • Attend site inspection meetings

  • Ensure the project work complies with the Project Management Plan and Programme

  • Be competent with engineering calculations and relevant software

  • Understand and implement AECOM’s Safety Health and Environment Policy

Minimum Requirements

  • A good technical understanding of building services within the Healthcare sector, including knowledge of HTMs and HBNs

  • Significant track record of successfully leading design teams on healthcare projects

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

  • Experience of various procurement routes, including D&B and traditional, as well as healthcare-specific routes such as PFI and Procure 22

  • Experience in identifying and winning new work and building client relationships

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree qualified and chartered with a relevant engineering body

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 - Engineering Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 200699BR

Clearance Required 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.