AECOM Associate Director in Swindon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Wiltshire, Swindon

Job Summary

AECOM are seeking an experienced Design Manager.


  • Support the Alliance in the delivery of multidisciplinary projects compliant with Network Rail Standards and Business Process Documentation to budget and defined timescales.

  • Lead the creation and manage the delivery of the survey and design programmes for GRIP 1-8; ensuring sufficient competent resource is identified and sourced to achieve the programme deliverables.

  • Act as the primary point of contact for all reporting of survey and design programme progress and deliverables to the wider Alliance team.


  • Line management of relevant designers and surveyors

  • Lead allocation of survey and design resources to meet the programme

  • Create and manage survey strategy for the Alliance

  • Create and manage the survey and design programmes

  • Report progress to plan as required

  • Escalate concerns and adjust resources to react to programme changes

  • Monitor design deliverables for each project

  • Hold regular programme progress meetings with delivery team

  • Hold regular programme progress reviews with Contractors Engineering Managers and Designated Project Engineers - reviewing programme and resources across all of design and engineering covering GRIP 1-8

  • Produce monthly MBR report for design and engineering

  • Input key design programme milestones & deliverables into P6 GRIP4Track templates with Planner and mange progress updates periodically with Planner

  • Manage designer competencies and licences with support of Contractors Engineering Managers

  • Support the Contractors Engineering Manager with management of a technical query process

  • Attend cascade briefing of technical standards and changes to technical standards

  • Lead the management of document transmittal and document control of design deliverables to the wider Alliance team.

Minimum Requirements

Essential Requirements:

  • Should have demonstrable experience of managing major rail projects

  • Should have demonstrable experience of delivering successful multi-million £, multi-disciplinary rail projects

  • Should have experience of working within an Alliance structure.

  • Should be a self-starter with excellent stakeholder management and communications skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Should have experience working in project and delivery environment.

  • Should have demonstrable experience of managing large teams and suppliers.

  • Should have experience in managing transnational teams and overseas design centres.

  • Should have working understanding of NR engineering and delivery processes.

  • Should have sound experience on change, risk and cost control management on major project environments.

  • Should be aware of safety procedures on NR projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Should have an educational qualification in engineering discipline.

  • salary is competitive

  • Open date 7/12/18 - Close date 04/01/19

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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Engineering - Project / Program / Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 193959BR

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.