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AECOM Rail Project Manager / Deputy Project Manager in Birmingham - UK, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

AECOM's transportation team currently has multiple vacancies in our Aecom Rail Team for Project Manager / Deputy Project Manager (s) with experience of working on Network Rail’s infrastructure, London Underground and metro / light rail networks.

AECOM is currently expanding their already substantial rail engineering team in Birmingham / Nottingham following several major project wins.

The successful candidate will have solid post graduate experience. You will have proven project management experience of delivering rail projects throughout all phases of development, design, build and operation. You will have strong business development and client relationships skills, the ability to develop and manage the work of others, co-ordinating design, consultancy and survey inputs into a range of multi-disciplinary projects. You will also have the technical ability and knowledge and competence to guide and teach others, and exhibit a strong safety culture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Client liaison to support business development and work winning

  • Opportunity capture planning

  • Bidding and tender preparation

  • Setting up the project;

  • Managing all risks including quality, environmental and health and safety;

  • Managing quality and integrating quality into all aspects of the project;

  • Drafting Agreements and monitoring their execution;

  • Appointing and managing sub consultants in accordance with company procedures;

  • Establishing and implementing the Project Plan;

  • Establishing and maintaining forecasts, costs and revenue budgets;

  • Establishing and managing project team interfaces;

  • All communications with Client representatives for the project;

  • Producing, checking and verifying all deliverables;

  • Implement safety tours;

  • Managing and documenting all scope and fee changes and other variations;

  • Implementing and monitoring the agreed staff development and internal communications program;

  • Timely reconciliation of WIP, invoicing and debt collection;

  • Post project review and requesting Client feedback on project completion;

  • Project closure.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of working in a project management role on large infrastructure and minor projects within Rail (2-4 years for DPM,>5 years for PM)

  • Experience of managing all financial aspects of projects

  • Commercial experience including contract set up, management of change and negotiation

  • Experience of managing small teams and interfaces with multiple design teams / disciplines working on projects

  • Awareness of the role of CEM and CRE according to Network Rail’s Standard NR/L2/INI/02009 Engineering Management for Projects

  • Experience of significant project, design and construction management

  • Understanding of Health and Safety including CDM, Safe by Design and CSM

  • Birmingham base of operation (Nottingham considered)

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng degree in a relevant discipline

  • Chartered Engineer and member of a professional institution (or under a training agreement)

  • Not essential but certified project management qualification with a recognised project management institute such as APM or PMI would be an advantage

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our

FREEDOM TO GROW * way of working. 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.


  • Freedom to Grow is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite. It’s the permission, or empowerment, for people to find the working style that suits them best, balancing that with other commitments in their life, so that they can thrive and bring their best self to work. The guiding principal is: if it works for you, your team and your client then it works for AECOM._

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213841BR

Additional Locations UK - Nottingham Regan Way

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
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