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AECOM Digital Design Lead in Edinburgh, 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.

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Job Description

This is an exciting and interesting time to join the AECOM Energy team covering all aspects of work within Transmission and Distribution (T&D), Renewables and Nuclear decommissioning, twinned with this is our ever-expanding digital scope, ensuring a variety of projects to work on.

The growth of the Digital team in the Energy sector requires the appointment of a Digital Design Lead who will ensure successful delivery of engineering projects in accordance with industry BIM standards and the latest digital technology.

Reporting to the Digital Lead for Energy and working as an integrated team member, the successful candidate will have proven experience in transforming and leading project teams to adopt the “Digital by Default” philosophy with the ability to apply relevant industry codes and client standards. They will have strong development skills and the technical ability, knowledge, and competence to provide guidance and transform teams.

We are a multi-discipline team comprising of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and process engineers, delivering services to our clients from feasibility studies to scheme designs and detailed designs.

Responsibilities will include;

  • Information Management, in accordance with ISO 19650, and digital adoption across sector – identify areas where upskilling and support in project delivery is required to successfully deliver digital methods of working.

  • Act as digital lead across multiple projects or frameworks.

  • Engaging with clients and suppliers to identify, explore and challenge their current digital delivery strategy.

  • Responsible for ensuring suitable resources are identified and allocated to projects.

  • Point of contact within the region for technical solution/software queries.

  • Internal and external presentations, communicate with local teams on digital initiatives, updates, and successes.

  • Work with the Energy Digital Lead to plan and develop digital strategies and successfully deliver owned elements of the plan.

  • Work with the Energy Digital Lead to enhance AECOM’s market profile as a leading provider of digital solutions in the Energy end market through thought leadership pieces, conference presentation, professional meetings etc.

Being part of the team;

As a Digital Design Lead within the Energy Sector, you will join long-established, high-performing teams in the delivery of the full range of consultancy services to strategic clients including National Grid, SSE and Sellafield, in addition to Tier 1 contractors, resulting in significant opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We offer a flexible hybrid working model. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, well-being and more.


Here's what we will need from you;

  • Qualification in Engineering, Information Technology or Analytical Science.

  • Membership of a professional institution desirable.

  • Basic knowledge of coding language such as VBA, C, C#, C++, Python.

  • Individual BIM certification with recognised body e.g. ICE, BSi, BRE, etc. an advantage.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the CIC BIM Protocol, ISO 19650 suite and related BIM standards.

  • Experience managing and delivering multidiscipline projects with digital tools.

  • Experience working in and administering a Common Data Environment such as ProjectWise, BIM360, 4Projects, Aconex or similar.

  • Recent experience in the Transmission and Distribution (T&D), Grid Modernisation or Renewables sectors

Additional Information

Want to find out more about the role or what working at Aecom is like?

You can learn more about us here: Candidate Brochure & Energy Brochure

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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: J10106042

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Please Select