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AECOM Specification Consultant in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

Are you an Architect, Architectural Technologist or Building Surveyor with a keen interest in technical delivery looking to work on innovative projects?

If so, we are looking for an experienced Construction Professional to join our team in Manchester to work on prestigious projects across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. You will be joining a team of Specification Consultants that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting-edge design solutions.

About Us:

AECOM plays a critical role in the 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 the Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports, Workplace, Education, Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare Sectors.

We are a friendly, busy and motivated Team with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects.

The role will involve the production of robust Specification documentation for both internal (AECOM) and external Clients which accurately reflects the project and contractual requirements. NBS Chorus experience and an interest in sustainable design would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Architectural Specifications that reflect detailed project requirements.

  • Advise Clients on Design Responsibility issues and how the form of Contract and procurement route affects the Specification format/ deliverables.

  • Advise Clients on material usage.

  • Coordinate Architectural Specifications with Contract Conditions/ Preliminaries and Specifications prepared by other disciplines e.g. Structures and MEP.

  • Develop and keep up to date with technical standards, products and innovation as they relate to our Consultancy business.

  • Attend internal and external meetings to obtain project briefing information and provide consultancy service as necessary to prepare project specific documentation.

  • Familiarise oneself with the Clients brief and scope of our service such that deliverables are aligned with agreed project scope.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of project finances and raise potential financial issues with Line Manager/ Team Lead.

  • Carry out projects in line with AECOM QA/ QC and Health and Safety requirements.

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues on multiple projects under direction of Team/ Project Leader.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the responsibilities of the role.

  • Evidence of good technical design understanding.

  • Good technical knowledge of modern construction techniques, methodologies and standards.

  • Knowledge and understanding of UK Construction procurement methodologies and how these relate to Specification Documentation.

  • Experience in preparation of Architectural Specifications.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English Language).

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and database applications; NBS Create experience is desirable.

  • Able to work logically and methodically to achieve high quality outputs as well as being self-motivated and able to take responsibility.

  • Ability to understand and work to an agreed scope and project budget.

  • Flexible attitude to new ways and methods of working.

  • Ambitious and enthusiastic with a good understanding of the design & delivery process.

  • Good understanding of BIM.

  • Familiar with researching, preparing and presenting technical presentations and

  • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to build good relationships at all levels.

  • Punctual and reliable.

  • Ability to take the initiative in response to direction// instructions and demonstrate a pro-active approach to daily tasks.

  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload.

  • Act in a professional and diplomatic manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in Architecture or Architectural Technology.

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. 249064BR

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.