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AECOM Associate Director Landscape Architecture in Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Summary

A senior and experienced Landscape professional with a relevant Landscape or Planning qualification and Chartered status, you will have knowledge of leading teams on large-scale and/or international projects working to complex programmes to support delivery of a regional-scale cultural masterplanning project. In-depth understanding of project delivery work stages is important, as is the ability to lead meetings and contribute to large meeting situations.

You will be a key member of integrated design teams, often multi-disciplinary, comprising AECOM and other consultants. The role will be a part of specialist project team delivering subject matter expert (SME) advice and professional discipline review, including Landscape Architecture and Design, for multiple documents and deliverables issued across all stages in the project lifecycle to ensure compliance with client vision and project standards.

As a project-specific role, day-to-day delivery includes:

Acting as Client representative of Landscape issues;

Input into project briefs and/or creation of project briefs as required;

Attendance at internal, client and project meetings both on-screen or in person as required.

Representation / protection of client interests in overarching vision;

Design assurance to make sure that all projects deliver the client objectives and adhere to framework principles;

In association with the DM team, projecting reporting, recording of meeting minutes and client progress updates;

Monthly project reporting; and

Review of projects/information at key project milestones.

Responsibilities and Competencies:

This is a key, junior management role, requiring you to lead project teams, with the support of senior colleagues. You will assist on business development opportunities within a long-term project context, using project delivery to develop the Landscape Services offer within the project environment and promoting our service to clients and partners. You will also have a staff management role, mentoring junior colleagues, helping them to develop their professional practice and their career.

Technical Abilities

Lead and provide direction in respect of complex project tasks and deliverables, including inputs and outputs by other disciplines, that feed into the SME review process;

Demonstrate capacity for analysing, identifying and resolving complex problems; and Structure and write reports in a clear, logical and concise manner.

Commercial Competencies

Ability to work to set programmes and milestones;

Understand and monitor project budgets;

Understand and identify requirements, and

Understand and identify project risks and appropriate mitigation measures.

Professional Attitudes

Pro-actively communicate within a project team, engaging with senior and junior colleagues;

Demonstrate proven experience in delivering projects to time, budget and clients’ expectations; and

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Quality Assurance Processes and contribute to those process.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant project experience and a good working knowledge of current landscape design issues;

  • Confidence and competence in communicating both verbally and graphically, and

  • The ability to work in a consultancy environment, with a strong attention to detail, excellent organisational skills, ability to work independently and show initiative, and successfully manage time to meet project deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A first degree in architecture/landscape architecture or town planning and a postgraduate qualification in urban design;

  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute

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 Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265723BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

Virtual: Yes

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.