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AECOM Design Manager in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

Are you a Design Managerlooking 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 experiencedDesign Manager to join our team in London to work on a prestigious Infrastructure projects. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.

About U s:

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 major Infrastructure Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Work Places, Education, Government and Healthcare.

Overall Purpose of the Post

  • To provide support to AECOM Design Teams and external architects and assist with the management of the design process in London, the UK and internationally.

  • To help grow the Design Management team in the UK by demonstrating value at every opportunity and assist in managing and mentoring graduate design managers.

  • To forge relationships with architects and engineers across AECOM and externally to build up a contact database for future business development.

  • The role is a non-design role.

Summary of Design Management Duties

Manage Sub-consultants

  • Establish and Manage Design Management Procedures

  • Manage Client, Stakeholder and Statutory Approvals

  • Establish and Monitor Design Schedule and Progress

  • Agree deliverables and monitor outputs to ensure quality standards and contractual obligations are met.

  • Organise Project Meetings and define the Decision Making Process


  • This is a Client and Lead Designer facing role and demonstrable skills in maintaining and developing both internal and external relationships are required.

  • The jobholder will be expected to convey a positive attitude whilst maintaining the highest standards in undertaking their work and acting with integrity and professionalism at all times. They should comply with the firms laid down standards, procedures and processes and implement these effectively.

  • The role would suit a built environment design consultant, e.g. engineer or architect with multiple years experience in the management of multi-disciplinary design teams or working within a consultancy environment

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in major multi-disciplinary projects

  • Comprehensive understanding of the design process, underpinned by technical excellence

  • Excellent leadership, management and communication skills.

  • A collaborative, partnering approach

  • Robust financial management capability

  • Project and design scheduling skills.

  • Experience in the development and implementation of design management tools and procedures

  • In depth construction knowledge/experience

  • Enthusiasm, Commitment, Energy and Integrity

  • Proficiency in MS Project/Excel/Indesign and other relevant PM/DM softwares

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in architecture or engineering discipline

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

  • APM affiliation preferred (as secondary accreditation)

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 B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253936BR

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.