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AECOM Associate Director - Traffic/Roads in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Alternate Locations UK - Liverpool

Job Summary

Our Transportation team have a vacancy for an Associate Director with experience in leading the delivery of a broad range of traffic planning, engineering and management disciplines in the Traffic and Local Roads team in our Manchester offices, however the role could also be based In Liverpool.

The Traffic and Local Roads team provides concept and preliminary design, network modelling, detailed design, project delivery and construction management services on a wide range of projects for local authorities and contractors plus supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a specialised traffic and highways interface.

You will be joining a growing team that is actively involved in the delivery of projects and services to a range of both local and national clients including:

Transport for Greater Manchester


Greater Manchester Authorities

Merseyside Authorities

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cumbria County Council

Private Sector Developers


You will be chartered or equivalent and will have proven team leadership, business development, project delivery and business management experience within a commercial environment. The role would suit a self motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.

In addition to delivering work within the local office the role will occasionally involve working with other AECOM teams in the UK and Ireland. We are therefore seeking candidates who are able to work flexibly across other AECOM or client offices as projects dictate to support the wider business.

Further, the role offers opportunities to work in AECOMs wider UK European, Middle East, India and Africa regions.

Key Responsibilities will include;

Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design

Following successful accreditation on the AECOM project management system act as a Project Director and Project Manager including monitoring financial performance. Comprehensive training on AECOM’s project management system will be provided

Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief

Oversee the preparation of feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs for infrastructure schemes

Oversee the preparation of detailed technical reports providing specialist technical contributions as required

Monitor team skills and ensure they are up to date with current best practice, techniques and innovation

Support senior management of Traffic and Local Roads team deputising for Traffic and Local Roads District Leader as required

Manage career progression of line reports

Actively recruit to grow the team

Establish strong working relationships with other internal teams within AECOM’s transportation division

Development of Client relationships through business development being the key point of contact for meetings and liaison

Working with colleagues to deliver marketing and business development objectives in both the local region and nationally

Prepare detailed proposals, client briefs and fee proposals and contribute to major bids

Minimum Requirements

  • You wll have a successful track record in the management and delivery of a portfolio of engineering projects

  • Excellent technical and communication skills

  • An ability to demonstrate high level of experience and expertise in some or all of the following areas:

  • Traffic engineering/management design

  • Detailed design of highway and/or public realm infrastructure

  • Cycling and walking design

  • Traffic signal design

  • Bus priority and BRT

  • Road safety audits, analysis and design

  • Traffic signing and wayfinding

  • Parking, road safety and public transport design

  • Traffic Regulation Orders and parking

  • Traffic modelling software (e.g. VISSIM, TRANSYT and LinSig etc.)

  • A flexible approach to supporting project and business development activities across UK and Ireland plus wider AECOM geographies (e.g. Continental Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa.)

  • Demonstrable strength in business development and team leadership

  • An ability to deal directly with clients and engage and influence at a senior level within client organisations

  • A successful track record of delivery of bids and proposals

  • A proven ability of managing and growing a team, with strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and maintain a highly motivated project delivery team

  • Strong project delivery skills with an ability to effectively manage project commercial risks

  • A good industry profile , the gravitas to represent AECOM with major clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant degree and will have appropriate Chartered status or equivalent with membership of a professional institution

  • Whilst not essential any of the following skills would be desirable

  • Project Management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2)

  • CSCS Card holder.

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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

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. 203234BR

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.