AECOM Director in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Position Title Director

United Kingdom - West Midlands


Job Summary

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients.

With nearly 100,000 employees — including Project Managers, Cost Managers, Commercial Managers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Engineers, Designers, Planners, Scientists and Construction Management professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world.

We are ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company.

Our Birmingham Project Management business unit is currently seeking a Director to take the lead of the business line across the region where it has successfully secured positions with many high profile clients.


  • The role will entail direct client liaising, lead as commission / account managers together with overseeing the overall project management team in the fulfillment of their duties

  • The role will require a passion for first class service delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement and promoting AECOM externally

  • Contribute to the overall and operational management requirements of AECOM across the UK

  • To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met

  • To be specifically responsible for delegated business development / marketing objectives

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To lead significant Project Management Commissions, taking overall responsibility for their successful delivery

  • To provide oversight / strategic guidance /audit & review, to a portfolio of projects being lead within the cost centre

  • To be specifically responsible for delegated business development / marketing tasks

  • To provide effective Line Management to Associates, Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers

  • As lead Associate / Director you will be assessed by the extent to which:

  • Commissions are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time

  • General line management responsibilities are effectively discharged and the project management team is led effectively

  • Strong relationships are developed with clients and members of the cross-functional team

  • Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross- selling opportunities, are identified and acted upon


Minimum Requirements


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

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

  • Ensure all staff members within the project management teams have current and relevant training

  • Manage the delivery of project management team outputs, in accordance with agreed time-scales and company quality standards

  • Co-ordination and sign off on all management information produced by the project management teams prior to issue

  • To ‘win’ clients through strong business development skills

  • Management of tender documents, appraisals and negotiation

  • Understand the West Midlands Market and be able to demonstrate links with clients and other relevant industry contacts

Preferred Qualifications


  • Ideally experience as an Associate and looking make the step up to Director looking to make the step up or already in a similar position in a comparative business;

  • Proven 10-15 years experienceTrack record of managing teams

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;

  • Highly motivated and with excellent industry network;

  • Possess the ability to work across service lines (a track record of cross selling would be useful)

  • Experience across a range of sectors is desirable with a proven track record of winning and retaining new Clients;

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.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179594BR

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.