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AECOM Director - Cost Management in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

As a Director in our Engineering Services Cost Management Team, you will be an ambassador in the Commercial Development market in London. With experience in technical delivery of Commercial Projects and with a strong track record in Commercial Development business development, you will help to lead a team of Engineering Services experts in our London Office and work closely with our wider Cost Management Team and other colleagues.

Our Commercial Development clients are fast moving and demanding, with their key priorities for us being on-time delivery and quality at a price that offers value for money. You will bring demonstratable skills and experience in knowing the sector so you can speak their language; we are looking for someone who has experience in hands on delivery of large, complex Commercial Development projects. A successful track record in business development will serve you well in this role together with a strong appreciation of commercial issues.

Job Duties

  • Compliment the Team’s strategy to deliver profitable, organic growth in cost management in this sector, aligning with the UK&I strategy.

  • Evaluate, develop and implement a short, medium and long-term business strategy for the continued growth in the Engineering Services Commercial market sector.

  • Provide visible leadership for cost management in the sector across AECOM.

  • Raise the profile of AECOM within the sector externally

  • Work across all of AECOM to bring the best of the offer to our biggest pursuits.

  • Develop and approve strategic planning and pricing decisions

  • Direct, conduct and help to coordinate the sales, marketing, research and planning activities

  • Assist with hiring and development of cost management roles within the sector

  • Applies sound professional judgement in solving a variety of complex and difficult problems requiring the use of initiative, ingenuity and creativity.

  • Align collaborative partnerships with other key industry partners

  • Grow and maintain a network with current and potential clients utilizing industry reputation, experience and knowledge to develop new prospects and expand existing business.

  • Lead Cost Management commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery.

  • Provide effective support and mentoring to Senior Surveyors, Project Surveyors, Graduates and Apprentice Surveyors.

  • Ensures commissions are managed and completed efficiently, on time and to the client’s satisfaction.

  • Develops strong reciprocal relationships with clients and members of the project team.

  • Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (new and existing).

  • Ensure all staff members reporting to you have current and relevant training.

  • Manage the delivery of cost management team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards.

  • Provide full Cost Management duties to AECOM clients.

  • Managing and motivating a project team of surveyors.

The approach to these 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 Cost Management Services within our Client focused and highly motivated professional team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree Qualified – BSc or MSc – in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management.

  • Chartered Quantity Surveying Status with the RICS/SCSI or other equivalent institution.

  • 8-10 years proven experience in a consulting environment providing the full spectrum of CM services including Pre Contract Estimating; Procurement; Contract Administration, Cost Reporting and Final Account resolution.

  • Passionate about delivering high quality consulting services to our clients.

  • A collaborator who thrives in a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment

  • Self-motivated, strong leader who understands the needs of innovative designs

  • Recognized as a technical expert within the Commercial Development environment, with a high level understanding of what the client’s challenges are

  • Significant experience in a client facing role

  • Proven ability to advise clients and design teams on cost, value and risk, not just cost in isolation.

  • Excellent numeracy, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Willingness to challenge in a positive and engaging manner.

  • Ability to manage relationships effectively, identifying and resolving issues at the earliest possible opportunity.

  • Possesses strong people management skills and the ability to manage relationships both internally and externally.

  • Is accountable and responsible for own actions and those of your team.

  • Ability to work under own initiative where appropriate working closely with the Management Team in the delivery of some of our highest profile project.

  • Keen to work as part of a team and to develop and progress career development.

  • Engenders a right first time approach.

  • Well connected; active in the market, highly adept at networking

  • Experience in handling strategic accounts and working through the full sales cycle of the opportunity

  • Supporter of social and CSR activities, promoting fun in the workplace.

  • Experienced in managing, motivating and developing a project team.

  • Experienced client account manager.

  • Ability and experience of building positive long term relationships with clients.

  • Experience of preparing bid submissions.

  • Experience of managing in-house project finances.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects for a variety of public and private sector clients.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active member of networking groups.

  • Well connected to peers within other disciplines.

  • APC supervisor / counsellor experience.

  • STEM ambassador with connections at local schools, colleges and universities.

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 Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 226415BR

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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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