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AECOM Technical Director - New Energy Markets in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Midlothian, Edinburgh

Job Summary


You can be based in any of our UK&I locations spread across Aberdeen, Ashford, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, St Albans. AECOM offers a flexible working policy so working times and locations can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

The Role:

Our UK&I Energy Practice is looking for a top class Technical Director to cover the “New Energy” sector. The purpose of the role is to enhance, coordinate and grow our activities in emerging areas of the energy market, particularly around the decarbonisation and diversification of the oil and gas sector and the emergence of alternative fuels. This will involve interacting with multiple existing teams and will enable growth in AECOM’s portfolio of existing and new clients within the sector including BP, Shell, ENEL, MASDAR, National Grid, Cadent and similar others.

You are going to have a sound understanding of client needs in this sector and a strong technical understanding in the areas of gas delivery and alternative fuels. You will be proactive in your approach to work and will manage teams and monitor workload. You will report directly to the Practice Director for Renewables and Energy Transitions and work closely with unit’s Business Development and Transmission and Distribution Directors. You will also be expected to contribute to the development of strategy, and lead on tender and bid submissions in the “New Energy” sector.

  • Supports, oversees and coordinates engineering production activities for an operating unit.

  • Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative.

  • Initiates and maintains contact with senior-level management within the company and is skilled in dispute resolution and negotiation of critical issues. At this level, the individual will have demonstrated understanding of project delivery requirements, creativity, foresight, working with a multi-disciplinary team to meet project goals and deliver high quality technical excellence.

  • Demonstrates mature judgment in anticipating and solving both routine and unusual operations problems, determining operational objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities.

  • Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Minimum Requirements

Further responsibilities include:

  • Actively develop and promote the industry profile of AECOM in this sector.

  • Close support to our BD team in proposals and bids.

  • Lead input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts.

  • Project Director on key strategic projects with core clients, to maintain relationships and keep an understanding of project delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • A undergraduate degree in a relevant science or engineering based subject.

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 Engineering

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251908BR

Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - Bridgewater House

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.