AECOM Principal Architect - Rail in Manchester, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester
Serves as a fully capable professional who leads a design group (circa 5-8 staff) and is ultimately responsible for the technical delivery of large scale projects from bidding to delivery. The Associate Director acts as a Bid Manger for small to large scale project opportunities and contributes to the development of the company by supporting the senior management team in the progressive evolution of AECOM’s design philosophy, research activities and technical development.
We are seeking an Architect or Architectural Technologist with general practice background and a strong record with Rail clients. The role will be based preferably in our Manchester office but, but others will be considered, and will require travel within UK+I. The candidate must be strong in technical design content and in design management, digital technologies, and design workflow. He/she will be expected to manage design activities and produce design information.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and management of the architectural scope of a variety of multidisciplinary projects
Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive design solutions that reconcile client’s goals and priorities while fostering opportunities for design excellence
To perform and/or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination and preparation of project specifications
Ensuring Safety in Design principles are applied throughout all design stages of a project
Organises own and others work to achieve set deadlines
Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief
Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team
Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets AECOM’s Technical Excellence standards
Applies advanced knowledge and experience to manage the day-to-day work of practice teams
Routinely interacts with clients, contractors, local authority representatives and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues
Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the course of the project
Promotes teamwork within a multi-disciplinary team, maintaining positive moral and instilling a creative culture within the practice
Make appropriate value judgements with respect to corrective work that supports the design concept and performance goals of the project
Manage interface between Design Team / Site Team ensuring proper design support is provided in a timely manner
Support Directors with operational responsibilities which includes development and implementing Technical Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD)
Resource forecasting and management
Manage and produce a range of business reporting activities
Support and develop staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development
Ensures the latest software / techniques are utilised to increase productivity and training opportunities for staff are made available
Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget
Contribute to AECOM’s leadership by representing the company at conferences and events with the aim of promoting the company’s work and philosophy both locally and internationally
Assist in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions
Contribute to preparation of bids
Build a network of professional relationships with existing and prospective clients
Actively participate in marketing and business development
RIBA Part 3 and experience in working on major Rail projects
Experience within a multi-disciplinary consultancy
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 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. 244072BR
Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Warrington - Birchwood Park
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.