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AECOM Associate Project Manager in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Are you an Associate Project Manager looking to work on building projects that can change the world, projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last?

If so, we are looking for an experienced Associate Project Manager to join our Defence sector team to work on a mixture of both UK and Overseas projects. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions. While you will be UK based there may at times be a requirement for short duration Overseas visits.

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, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Work Places, Education, Healthcare, and Government. In addition to your Defence sector role there will also be opportunities to gain experience in other sectors.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work in recent years include:

Flagship Ministry of Defence Projects include Project Wellesley at Worthy Down, and the new Gosport Oil Fuel Depot, Marham Aviation Infrastructure as well as other major schemes such as the £2bn Programme at Heathrow – Future T2, Lower Thames Crossing and HS2.

About Our Team:

We are an industry leader in program, project and cost management services working across a range of industries and sectors. The project management team serves both private and public clients. We believe that project management is first and foremost about providing our clients with certainty of outcomes. We look beyond the traditional time, cost, quality view of project delivery and look to understand what is truly important to our clients and how we can better service them.

The Defence sector team is located across the UK and you will be based out of one of our regional offices to suite you such as London, Basingstoke, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Leeds. You will provide Project and Programme Management Services across not only Defence but also a wide range of sectors.

Our key clients include Ministry of Defence (Defence Infrastructure Organisation), Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Department of Education, and the Government Property Agency. Our team is growing to support our work in Defence and we are currently delivering a number of exciting projects both in the UK and Overseas for the UK Ministry of Defence.

Job Responsibilities:

You will need to responsible for the day-to-day management of projects, inclusive of; contract administration, client management, management of the wider project team and project finances. You will be required to prepare succinct and accurate reports that do not dwell on past achievements but look forward and identify clear actions, giving the client an accurate picture of project progress and associated risks.

You will be required to positively engage with the construction and design team and work collaboratively to mitigate risks, avoid claims and disputes whilst maintaining meticulous records to allow you to quickly respond to issues arising and form an informed and balanced opinion having due regard to the building contract.

As an Associate PM, you will be expected to work within and or lead a team to successfully manage and deliver capital investment projects. This role involves providing client-side project management support during all stages of the project delivery lifecycle from option studies, option development, construction tender support through to NEC or JCT contract administration.

You will have a strong professional network and will enjoy being active/attending industry events as required You may also be required to undertake Line Management responsibilities, where you will thrive from motivating and mentoring members of your team.

Key Role responsibilities will include:

  • Client side project management, including stakeholder, schedule and contract management

  • Provide an interface with AECOM clients (new and existing)

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with clients, stakeholders and members of the

multi-disciplinary project team

  • Support in the delivery of Project Management commissions, contributing to their successful outcome

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

  • Support the co-ordination and sign-off of all management information produced by the project management team prior to issue

Minimum Requirements:

  • Good working knowledge of NEC3 / NEC4 contracts or similar, and commercial awareness

  • Collaborative management skills

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Specific industry and project experience for Government Sector (including UK MOD)

  • Flexibility to work at sites across the UK (including UK MOD sites requiring DV Security Clearance)

  • Flexibility to deploy for short duration International visits (including UK MOD Overseas Operational Theatres)

  • Valid UK driving licence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Qualified – ideally Project Management/ Engineering /Construction /Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Chartered or working to Chartered Status with the ICE, RICS, CIOB, RIBA or other equivalent institution

  • APM affiliation preferred (as secondary accreditation)

  • Security Cleared and willingness to apply for Developed Vetting (DV) status.

  • NEC3 / NEC4 Accredited PM preferred

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.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Skills Requirements :

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills

  • Highly motivated, able to work independently, diligent and with an eye for detail

  • Experience in NEC contract administration

  • Strong in setting up and implementing robust Project Management processes

  • Demonstrate financial acumen relating to viability and cashflows

  • Ability to produce formal reports and documents which clearly set out complex issues and recommendations

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Professional Qualification – ideally Project Management/ Construction/Engineering/Quantity Surveying Bachelor’s Degree

  • Chartered Status with the RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institution

  • APM affiliation (as secondary accreditation)

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260992BR

Additional Locations UK - Leeds, UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court

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.

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