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AECOM Technical Director - Rail - Major Projects in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Major Projects: Technical Director: Rail

Job summary

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly skilled motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM has a strong portfolio of growth projects in the areas of High-Speed Rail, Rail, Metros and Light Rail within the UK and internationally. We are seeking a candidate with strong expertise in leading the delivery of multi-disciplinary design and technical services into major rail projects and programs to help realise our key strategic objectives. This role will be “hands on”, coordinating multi-disciplinary design and technical services teams to successfully deliver solutions for complex major rail projects within the UK and internationally to successfully meet client and company outcomes. The candidate will be an effective technical coordinator with tenacity and drive who can expedite delivery of high quality, efficient solutions to programme and cost.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • AECOM technical leader, Client liaison and technical management

  • Coordinates and expedites the technical delivery (time, cost, quality) of the design during development and construction.

  • Supports the implementation and maintains a very high level of health and safety awareness and ensures the project design complies with all requirements.

  • Contributes to assessing resource requirements, sourcing, and mobilising those resources.

  • Presents progress and package issues to client team. Leads the production and reporting on the overall design progress and technical delivery and actions required.

  • Communicating the critical technical activities that will influence key milestones.

  • Ensuring critical design milestones are incorporated into the programme.

  • Discuss changes to the technical scope of work with the Client and key stakeholders.

  • Responsible for following up on instructions & commitments associated with the project.

  • Contributes to preparation of Engineering Management, Design Management and Technical Assurance Plans and other documents required for delivery of design and technical services for complex rail programs

  • Establishes the technical requirements and monitors performance of technical teams.

  • Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of technical functions and associated cost budgets where applicable

  • Assigns responsibility to key subordinates in their respective fields of expertise

  • Ability to represent the company in Client technical meetings.

  • Understands the commercial and legal framework of the project operating environment

  • Ensures compliance with AECOM corporate governance and Integrated Management System and Technical management procedures

Minimum Requirements

  • Significant technical delivery capability in design and construction of complex infrastructure projects, specifically major rail programs.

  • Ability to work to coordinate work across geographies, sectors and within a matrix led organisation

  • Ability to reach back and form relationships with technical teams across a range of geographical locations

  • You will continually contribute to harmonious client relationships at the project level

  • You will be an effective technical capable of coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to develop integrated solutions for complex rail projects.

  • Understanding of experience and knowledge of best national and international technical practice including procedures and codes and regulations in the UK and internationally for example the Middle East.

  • Understanding of all stages of the project life cycle including start-up, execution, and handover of major projects.

  • Capability to successfully deliver design and technical services under different forms of contract including direct services to infrastructure clients and design services for contractors under design-build forms of contract

  • Record of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders eg utility providers, commercial and public sector stakeholders.

  • Flexible approach to travel within the UK&I and overseas to meet project demands.

Specific Requirements

  • Ability to form collaborative and trusted working relationships with clients for technical services on major rail programs including rail clients and contractors

  • Strong inter-personal skills to coordinate inputs and outputs between multi-disciplinary rail, civil and environmental teams to deliver coherent integrated solutions.

  • Ability to take a “hands on approach” to resolve complex detailed problems

  • Ability to set out and implement engineering design management and technical assurance processes to ensure integrity of integrated design solutions within budget and time schedule

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant Engineering field (i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural etc.) and/ or Project or Construction Management.

  • Membership of a Chartered Institution (MICE/ MIStructE/ MRICS) preferred.

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 - Transportation - Rail

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 270482BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park

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.