United Kingdom - Greater London, Manchester Job Summary Serves as a fully capable professional who leads a design group (circa 5-8 staff) and is ultimately responsible for the technical delivery of large scale projects from bidding to delivery. The Associate Director acts as a Bid Manger for small to large scale project opportunities and contributes to the development of the company by supporting the senior management team in the progressive evolution of AECOM's design philosophy, research activities and technical development. We are seeking an Architect or Architectural Technologist with general practice background and a strong record with Rail clients. The role will be based preferably in our Manchester office but, but others will be considered, and will require travel within UK+I. The candidate must be strong in technical design content and in design management, digital technologies, and design workflow. He/she will be expected to manage design activities and produce design information. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and management of the architectural scope of a variety of multidisciplinary projects Project/Design Responsibilities - Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive design solutions that reconcile client's goals and priorities while fostering opportunities for design excellence - To perform and/or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination and preparation of project specifications - Ensuring Safety in Design principles are applied throughout all design stages of a project Managerial Responsibilities - Organises own and others work to achieve set deadlines - Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief - Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team - Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets AECOM's Technical Excellence standards - Applies advanced knowledge and experience to manage the day-to-day work of practice teams - Routinely interacts with clients, contractors, local authority representatives and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues - Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the course of the project - Promotes teamwork within a multi-disciplinary team, maintaining positive moral and instilling a creative culture within the practice - Make appropriate value judgements with respect to corrective work that supports the design concept and performance goals of the project - Manage interface between Design Team / Site Team ensuring proper design support is provided in a timely manner - Support Directors with operational responsibilities which includes development and implementing Technical Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD) - Resource forecasting and management - Manage and produce a range of business reporting activities - Support and develop staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development - Ensures the latest software / techniques are utilised to increase productivity and training opportunities for staff are made available Commercial Responsibilities - Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget - Contribute to AECOM's leadership by representing the company at conferences and events with the aim of promoting the company's work and philosophy both locally and internationally - Assist in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions - Contribute to preparation of bids - Build a network of professional relationships with existing and prospective clients - Actively participate in marketing and business development Minimum Requirements RIBA Part 3 and experience in working on major Rail projects Preferred Qualifications Experience within a multi-disciplinary consultancy 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 Architecture and Design Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS) Country United Kingdom Position Status Full Time Requisition/Vacancy No. 244072BR Additional Locations UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - London - Aldgate Tower Virtual: 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.