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AECOM Head of Street, Roads Sector in Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Head of Streets – Location - Flexible

Job Summary

As part of our growth strategy, we are currently seeking to appoint a Director to lead the growth and delivery of our Urban Streets & Local Roads Market. The Streets business sits within Civil Infrastructure, providing consultancy services to Local Authorities throughout UK and Ireland. The key objective of this role is to be responsible for AECOM’s UK and Ireland Local Authority portfolio.

The role will be both internal and externally facing, providing leadership but also developing strategic relations with key clients. The individual will need to be an excellent communicator and have a proven ability to lead and manage large multidisciplinary teams.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Leadership – managing 12 x direct reports with a total team of 300 employees

  2. Bid Development – key role in shaping, reviewing, and writing bids together with administering Bid Workshops.

  3. Lead on technical urban design projects

  • Work with Executive Management, District and Market Sector Leaders, the Work Winning Team, and other Sectors to deliver growth

  • Able to represent AECOM’s wider interests at all levels, with external clients and the media.

  • Identifies opportunities to grow the business or increase margins and ensures that these are acted upon.

  • Develops long-term strategic plans to grow the business and ensure that they are fulfilled. Takes a personal interest in clients/customers, provides resources for work, and is proactive in introducing clients to AECOM. The individual encourages others in the development of productive relationships with clients/customers.

  • Provides visible leadership and recognises the need for collaborative diverse teams and provides resources to enable this to take place.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to AECOM values. Displays a strategic perspective whilst recognising operational pressures

  • Able to assess solutions for future business opportunities and threats, evaluates the effectiveness of others’ proposals, and project plans.

  • Able to develop company strategy documentation. The individual has the capability to identify and authorise optimum level of resources to maximise the profitability and effectiveness of AECOM

  • Monitors and advises on the effectiveness of current and proposed work practices to ensure delivery excellence to our clients.

Minimum Requirements

  • A highly experienced Project Delivery Director and/or successful Operations Director within a consultancy, local authority or contracting business.

  • A proven track record of profitable delivery of Design and Build projects in a consultancy or contracting business setting.

  • A proven track record of project delivery to Local Authority clients.

  • A strong communicator, with excellent inter-personal and leadership and management skills.

  • High level relationship and stakeholder management skills working with the full breadth of statutory bodies.

  • Ability to act as a role model, promoting a health and safety culture and related behaviours.

  • The drive to lead and inspire a large team of professionals to deliver effectively and efficiently for our clients.

  • Ability to collaborate across the business and with partners to provide specialised consultancy services.

As a Director in AECOM you would

  • Take collective accountability to achieve annual business targets.

  • Manage risk and opportunity by implementing AECOM procedures.

  • Make diversity and inclusion a priority.

  • Develop our people to deliver results.

  • Have broad latitude in making decisions guided by AECOM strategy.

  • Advance the business in the light of industry and market trends.

  • Have a great opportunity to take a leading role within a global consultancy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Chartered Professional with an appropriate Institute or demonstratable equivalent experience.

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256936BR

Additional Locations IE - Dublin - Adelphi Plaza, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Nottingham Regan Way, UK - St. Albans

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.