AECOM Associate Director - Urban Space in London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - London, London
Alternate Locations UK - St. Albans
We are looking to recruit an Associate Director into the Urban Space team of our Transport Planning Business in either the St Albans (Hertfordshire) or London Aldgate offices. This is an exciting opportunity to join an accomplished team and work on a range of urban transport planning and transport modelling including urban micro-simulation projects for a wide variety of clients. The Associate Director will report to the Urban Space Team Leader within a team with collaborative and open office environment. A key part of this role is winning and delivering work as well as providing leadership, mentoring and technical advice for aspiring team members. As such, this role will not only need to have experience of traffic and transport modelling and transport planning, but also managing multi-disciplinary projects and delivering to the clients’ full satisfaction, within challenging time and competitive budget.
St Albans is one of our central hubs for the Transport Planning and Development Planning team, located 30 minutes north from London St Pancras / Kings Cross, and on the Thameslink railway line with direct routes to Croydon, Wimbledon, Luton, Brighton, and more. London Aldgate is one of our major hubs for our global consultancy services, and working closely with our colleagues in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, as well as other offices; and is on the Metropolitan Line near the Aldgate East Station.
At AECOM there is real opportunity for personal growth and to progress your career as you develop professionally. You will work within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted. We believe in a healthy work / life balance, as such we have a flexible working policy and are happy to look at a range of different working patterns.
AECOM has a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams and a global reach and diversified market penetration, through which it is associated with some very prestigious projects of global acclaim, such as London 2012, Glasgow 2014, Rio 2016, Qatar 2022, HS2, Dubai Expo 2020, Champions League Final 2017, etc.
Our clients include national and local transport authorities such as the UK Department of Transport and Transport for London, major sporting projects such as the London Olympic Delivery Authority, private developers of land and transport facilities as well as overseas institutions such as the Dubai’ Roads and Traffic Authority. We develop and use some of the most sophisticated transport modelling techniques, applying a range of specialist software, and offer a comprehensive internal training programme to further assist professional and technical development. The successful Principal Transport Planner will be joining a growing Transport Planning team that is actively involved in the delivery of projects and services to a range of both local and national clients including:
Transport for London (TfL);
London Boroughs such us Ealing, Sutton, and Wandsworth
Leicestershire County Council
Sound knowledge of transport modelling software, especially micro-simulation modelling such as VISSIM, PARAMICS and junction modelling such as LINSIG, SYDRA etc.
Familiarity with NR and LUL’s model development and audit processes, and will have in-depth experience of significant model development
Experience and understanding of other transport modelling software including one or more SATURN, CUBE, EMME, VISSIM, VISUM, TUBA.
Experience of presenting to large audiences
Project management (delivering large/medium projects in pedestrian modelling to quality standards, on time, and within budget)
Experience of line management and small to medium team management
Supervision of workload and support to junior staff
Manage and lead a team of professionals
Business Development and proposal preparation
Capability to manage client contact and liaison without supervision
Leadership in producing quality client reports to a high technical standard
Involvement with broader business development activity and raising of the team’s and company’s profile
Relevant BSc/MSc/BEng Civil Engineering / Transport planning degree
Post-graduate qualifications an advantage
Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE
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
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 200282BR
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.