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AECOM Regional Director – Transport Modelling in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

Are you an ambitious and self-driven individual, ready to join us in a capacity as a Regional Director Transport Planner/Modeller. The key responsibilities will be to manage and grow our regional modelling team into a centre of excellence for modelling. This is an exciting role in our established Transport Planning and Modelling team, based in Birmingham.

As Head of the Transport Modelling Team, you will play a leadership role in the operation and business affairs in the region to ensure our clients deliver transport projects on time and budget. You will play a key role in the wider AECOM modelling community across UK and Ireland, involved in projects across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA).

The Team

Our Transport Planning and Modelling team has delivered some of the most high-profile projects in the West Midlands and across the UK, so your projects and clients will be varied and interesting. Examples of our current projects and clients include:

− Highways England Midlands Regional Traffic Model

− Highways England and Walsall MBC M6 J10 Transport Model

− Wolverhampton City East Gateway Phases 1, 2 and 3 Transport Model

− Wolverhampton City Centre Model

− Highways England Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2) schemes

The Role

As a Regional Director, you will lead the management and growth of a Transport Modelling Team in Birmingham. You will provide technical and professional mentoring and supervisory support to the team. You will liaise closely with colleagues across the wider Transportation business, closely liaising with the Global Design Centre in Bangalore, and making a major contribution to the strategic development of the team and business planning to influence the wider Transportation offer in Birmingham and across the UK and Ireland.

You will manage a range of small, medium and large-scale modelling and related projects as the Project Manager or Project Director in accordance with guidance for transportation and highways schemes. You will prepare transport models in accordance with client requirements and technical best practice and manage the preparation of technical and client reports.

You will be expected to effectively communicate project and operationally critical issues in a timely manner to Directors and Clients to deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.

Moreover, you will support business development and major bidding activity - leading the writing and submission of project proposals including the preparation of fee proposals including consideration of resources and programme.

You will be expected to assist the Market Lead for Transport Planning and take a lead role for business development activities related to Transport Planning and Strategic and Microsimulation Modelling to understand clients’ current and ongoing needs and to maximise work from existing and potential new clients within and outside our organization.

Finally, you will assist AECOM raise visibility of its modelling and wider transport planning capabilities and support strategic recruitment activities to enable team growth.

Minimum Requirements

Required skills and experience

  • An analytical mind and background and a broad understanding of current transportation trends and issue.

  • Knowledge and experience in the preparation and management of multi-modal transport modelling and forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposal.

  • Extensive experience and detailed knowledge of strategic modelling and simulation software packages, including one or more of the following - SATURN, VISUM, CUBE, DIADEM, EMME, PCMOVA, VISSIM, PARAMICS, AIMSUN, DYNAMEQ, VISWALK, LEGION and spreadsheet modelling

  • Business development experience including experience of developing client relationships and successful work winning activity. Knowledge and an appreciation of current UK transport sector with an emphasis on the Midland

  • Experience of the technical governance requirements of local and central government clients and will have the ability to work with specialists across a range of technical disciplines

  • Demonstrable experience in managing teams and developing them to meet their potential

  • Good knowledge of Business Case preparation and requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in the management of large-scale projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appropriate academic and professional qualifications - degree qualified in a relevant discipline (such as Transport Planning, Economics, Civil Engineering, etc)

  • Membership of a relevant professional body; for example, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Transport Planning Society (TPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) or Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)

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 - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 212864BR

Additional Locations UK - Chesterfield

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.