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AECOM Project Director - Cost Management in Norwich, 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.

Our Eastern Cost Management Eastern (Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough offices) business unit continues to grow, with specific growth demand within the Education, Defence, Science, Commercial, Residential, Care, Industrial and Healthcare markets where we have successfully secured positions with many high profile clients and some key local projects and programs in the industry. As a direct result of this growth, we are currently seeking a full-time Director, with proven experience of the Construction Industry as a whole.

About Our Team:

We are currently a region of over 100 construction professionals, delivering construction solutions for our diverse client base, providing a broad range of services. We strongly promote personal and career development with clear career structures and development programmes. We look to balance this with a flexible approach to working through our “Freedom to Grow” programme. We work well as a group and respect the outputs that the team deliver.

This is an excellent opportunity to be a core part of AECOM's leadership team in the East of England and continue to develop and grow an exciting team to the marketplace, with an emphasis on Education, Defence, Science, Commercial, Residential, Care, Industrial and Healthcare markets.

Job Responsibilities:

You will be primarily working alongside other Directors to successfully manage, grow and deliver cost management duties on various capital projects across the East of England.

The role will entail direct client liaising, acting as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met and are specifically responsible for business development / winning new commissions/marketing objectives.

The role will cover the whole project lifecycle from a cost management perspective.

You should possess the skills and experience to actively lead and support the internal team, manage and mentor staff on individual projects as well as technically complex projects, typically ranging between £5m to £100m (construction cost); taking overall responsibility for their successful delivery.

To provide oversight / strategic guidance /audit & review, to a portfolio of projects being led within the East of England and beyond.

You will help develop collaborative relationships with our existing clients and other professional colleagues within the industry. Demonstrate an ability and desire to obtain an increased understanding of a client’s business, demonstrating client focus.

You will be connected, organised and self-motivated, being able to successfully work with minimum supervision.

Successful delivery of projects, ensuring tasks on projects are resourced, managed and completed efficiently, on time and with a keen desire to maintain client’s satisfaction leading to continued and further business.

Day to day main client point of contact for projects.

Be enquiring, proactive and challenge where appropriate our own existing methods/processes to demonstrate value for money to the client.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (new and existing) with an emphasis on Education, Defence, Science, Commercial, Residential, Care, Industrial and Healthcare markets.

  • Proven ability of strong client relations, ability to actively provide business development opportunities with existing and new clients, ensuring these are identified and acted upon and generate winning new commissions.

  • Proven ability to lead, manage and deliver business development opportunities through writing and converting bid commissions, to the right quality standards and completed efficiently and on time.

  • To ‘win’ clients through strong business development skills.

  • Proven leadership within cost management business and provide leadership, management and mentoring to the team.

  • Proven ability to develop long term relationships with all team members, and effectively balance people and processes.

  • Manage the delivery of cost management outputs in accordance with agreed time-scales and quality standards.

  • Co-ordination and sign-off on all information produced by the cost management team prior to formal issue externally.

  • You will ideally be a self-motivated individual from a consultancy or client organisation background with the ability to work both independently and as part of a wider team.

  • Proven experience in a consulting environment/client organisation providing the full spectrum of Cost Management services.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are key.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience at a leadership level / acting in a leadership capacity in a comparative business;

  • Proven track record of winning new work from new clients and repeat work from existing clients.

  • Track record of leading and managing teams

  • Highly motivated and with excellent industry network;

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;

  • Degree Qualified – BSc or MSc – in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management.

  • Professional Qualified – Chartered Status with the RICS or other equivalent institution.

  • Full UK driving license, and a willingness to travel.

  • 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 receive 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

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 Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257806BR

Additional Locations UK - Norwich - Cavell House

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.