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AECOM Project Director in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company Description

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Are you a Project Director looking to work on a diverse portfolio of projects across the Life Science, Health and Tertiary Education Projects that support cutting-edge technology used to push existing standard to new levels, with projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last, working with researchers from UK academia (in physical sciences, engineering, computational and life sciences), global manufacturers and scientific instrumentation?

If so, we are looking for a Project Director to join our team in the Cambridge offices to work on Life Science, Health and Tertiary Education projects across East Anglia. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.

As a Project Director you will lead an integrated team on a significant component of a large complex Life Science, Health or Tertiary Education projects.

You will need to have experience from a consultancy or client organisation (Science or Health Sector preferable) with the ability to undertake a lead role on medium to large sized projects, with minimal support whilst providing line management support as part of your duties.

The role would cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception and business case development, through the design process, procurement process, site delivery, commissioning phase and defects management.

Within the role of Project Director your duties will include but not limited to the following;

  • Lead Project Management Commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery

  • Undertake Line Management and or supervisory responsibilities, where you will support, motivate, and mentor members of your team. Ensure all staff members reporting to you have current and relevant training

  • Contribute to the management of the delivery of project management team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards

  • Positively engage with the construction and design team and work collaboratively to mitigate risks, avoid claims and disputes whilst maintaining meticulous records to allow you to quickly respond to issues arising and form an informed and balanced opinion having due regard to contract obligations.

  • Co-ordinate, review and ensure that there has been a sign off of all management information produced by project management teams prior to issue

  • Lead the development of strong relationships with clients and members of the cross-functional team

  • Be the main interface with AECOM clients (New and Existing)

  • Lead the management of design on large complex projects

  • Lead the management of tender documents, appraisals, and negotiations on large complex projects

  • Lead the formulation and management of construction contracts on large complex projects

  • Progress business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross- selling opportunities.

  • To support ‘winning’ clients, being responsible for the quality of work outputs, effective communication, and demonstration of professional behaviours

  • Provide leadership within project management business and provide leadership and mentoring to the team

  • Manage project finances, resourcing, audits, and reviews, to a portfolio of projects being led within the cost centre

  • Formulate fee proposals

  • Support Project Managers through Professional Chartership

  • Active involvement in recruitment and retention activities

  • Ensure you complete all relevant training

Qualifications

  • Professionally Qualified – ideally Project Management/ Construction/Engineering/Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Chartered Status with the RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institution

  • Knowledge and experience of working with stakeholders/clients to produce Strategic Development Briefs and Client/User requirements

  • Knowledge and experience of working as part of complex, multi-disciplinary/multi-agency Project Teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant Post Graduate Qualification

  • APM affiliation preferred (as secondary accreditation)

  • Prince 2 or MSP experience

  • JCT, NEC 3/4 Contract Administration

Additional Information

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About AECOM

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10103342

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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