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AECOM Director - Cost Management in London - UK, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

Are you a Senior individual working in the London Market looking to join a growing team and work on building projects that can change the world, projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last?

As a Project Director, you will be expected to work with other Directors and the rest of the team to successfully manage a team delivering capital investment projects.

We are looking for an experienced individual to join and help grow our established team in London to work on a wide range of high-profile Commercial Schemes in London with leading developers and end-users. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.

About Us:

AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Residential, Workplace, Retail, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Education, Government and Healthcare.

We are friendly, vibrant, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work in recent years include; Bloomberg HQ, The Shard, Soho Place, 100 Bishopsgate, White Collar Factory, Battersea Power Station Phase 3, Greenwich Peninsula, Apple HQ, Tate Modern, working with Clients such as Derwent London, Land Securities, British Land, Knight Dragon and Sellar in London to name but a few.

About Our Team: Our Team in London consists of around 170 cost managers, working across sectors and is part of our wider 500 strong UK+I Cost Management team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Client Management and business development

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

  • Provide effective support and mentoring to Senior Cost Managers, Cost Managers, Graduates and Apprentices.

  • 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.

Approach to all 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.

  • Professionally Qualified – ideally Chartered Quantity Surveying Status with the RICS, CIOB or other equivalent institution.

  • Significant + 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.

  • Understanding of JCT

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

  • Excellent IT Skills and the ability to utilise digital measurement, cost planning and tender document tools shall be essential.

  • Understanding of a variety of project types/sizes/sectors. Residential, Commercial, WorkPlace

  • 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.

  • A supporter of social and CSR activities, promoting a positive and enjoyable workplace.

  • Creates a culture and an empowering environment where others share knowledge, insights and learning and enjoy working for AECOM

  • Demonstrates active involvement in extracurricular activities and contribution to the practice outside of the day to day project/client work

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

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

  • Demonstrates the ability to lead major bids

  • Demonstrates the ability to win work and is accountable for the profitable delivery of the projects

  • Experience in preparing bid submissions.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements;

  • Recognised Technical lead within a specialist area

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 - Surveying

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 233574BR

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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