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AECOM Principal / Associate Project Manager in St. Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

AECOM’s thriving Water business is delivering a diverse range of projects. Our work ranges from high profile infrastructure schemes through to locally significant projects that make a real difference to communities. We work with Water Companies, the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and private clients in the UK and overseas. Our team works to imagine a better solution and to deliver it.

Due to the continued growth of our Water Business and a number of recent successes on Water Company Frameworks we have a number of exciting opportunities. We are seeking experienced Principal / Associate Project Managers to join our Water Utilities teams, working with our clients across the Midlands. You will be responsible for delivering a portfolio of large and complex water utilities projects, managing inputs from our specialist technical teams to meet our client’s requirements.

The Role:

You will lead the delivery of complex and challenging projects for our Water Industry clients. As a member of our Framework Management team, your leadership and influencing skills will be vital in ensuring we understand and meet our client’s requirements and expectations.

You will manage a diverse portfolio of infrastructure and / or non- infrastructure water utilities projects, coordinating teams of engineers, hydraulic modellers , environmental scientists and technical specialists. You will be supported by a network of Deputy Project Managers, Project Controllers and Project Accountants. Your excellent communication skills will provide the interface with the client, delivery teams and supply chain. Acting as a role model, you will support the career development of more junior team members as their careers progress and the team grows further. You will be supported through training in AECOMs Project Management systems and you will work closely with our clients, ensuring that we meet their needs and deliver excellent results.

As a team player, you will work as part of an energetic and diverse team to deliver benefits to the communities that we serve. In return, we offer an excellent benefits package and exciting and unique career development opportunities. AECOM operates a flexible working policy and part time candidates will be considered.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in managing complex projects in a client-facing role, preferably using the NEC suite of contracts.

  • Successful commercial delivery of projects, including financial accountability, risk mitigation, programme management and change control.

  • Ability to use internal project management systems to track and monitor project delivery and commercial performance.

  • Design management expertise, using multidisciplinary project teams located in different offices.

  • Experience delivering projects with offices in other geographies (desirable)

  • Understanding of the water industry client, their standards and procedures (desirable).

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience in preparing, delivering and winning tenders for new work.

  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support and supervise junior staff.

  • Flexible to travel to other AECOM and client offices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered with a relevant institution e.g. CIWEM, ICE or APM.

  • Bachelor Degree in relevant Engineering or Environmental field or equivalent experience.

  • Project Management qualification (desirable).

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 - Water / Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 234412BR

Additional Locations UK - St. Albans

Clearance Required 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.

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