AECOM Regional Director, Advisory in London, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Regional Director, Advisory

United Kingdom - London

London

Job Summary

AECOM is a worldwide provider of technical consultancy services with over 90,000 staff, operating in a number of market sectors. AECOM has been recognised as the world’s largest Transportation consultancy. The company covers all transport modes and works throughout the life-cycle of projects from policy and strategy, through planning and implementation to operations and maintenance.Within Transportation, AECOM’s Strategic Planning and Advisory sector provides transport planning, development planning and advisory services and is a leader in this field with over 415 staff in Europe, the majority of whom are based in the

UK.

The team covers a wide range of areas including:

  • transport policy and strategy

  • rail planning;

  • highway and multi-modal modelling;

  • urban space modelling including traffic micro-simulation and pedestrian studies;

  • sustainable transport planning and practice;

  • freight and logistics planning;

  • social and market research;

  • land use development; and

  • appraisal of transport projects.

The team covers a wide range of numerate disciplines, including geographers, mathematicians, planners, economists, software specialists and engineers.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Regional Director to support the growth of our Advisory services within the Strategic Planning and Advisory sector with a key focus on the marketplace in the Southeast of England. This part of our business has been identified as a key growth area, where the opportunity exists to significantly increase our market share and to attract higher than average margins. The key parts of the Advisory business include:

  • economics

  • rail planning

  • social market research

  • monitoring and evaluation

However the successful candidate will be expected to shape the offer in line with market opportunities.

Minimum Requirements

An experienced transportation regional director is required.

They need to have a good understanding of transport planning, having directed key projects and managed high profile clients.

Whilst there will be important operational responsibilities associated with this position, a key focus will be on growing the Advisory business, key recruitment, responsibility for financial aspects, profile raising, and developing existing and new high profile clients.

This post would particularly suit an individual who is client facing and enjoys managing and growing a motivated and highly skilled workforce – in a culture where growth and personal accountability is encouraged. The individual should already have strong client relationships, and a history of managing a large and diverse team.

An understanding of the broad AECOM offer will be essential, as work will inevitably cross all parts of the AECOM business. Collaborative selling and delivery is key to AECOM’s growth strategy.

The particular skills and attributes required are as follows:

  • Development of strong relationships with key clients;

  • Development of strong collaborative relationships across all AECOM disciplines and with other organisations;

  • Developing the strategic advisory teams;

  • Overseeing the preparation of winning proposals for projects;

  • Technical direction of projects ensuring that high quality outputs are delivered on time and to budget;

  • Contributing to the Strategic Planning and Advisory strategy for UK & Ireland

  • Achieving agreed revenue, profitability and business growth targets; and

  • Acting as a member of the Advisory leadership team, taking on additional responsibilities as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Reporting Structure and Responsibilities

The anticipated reporting structure and areas of responsibility are as follows:

Key Responsibilities and Reporting Structure

  • Reporting to the European Advisory Lead;

  • Responsible for financial, business development (including strategy development) and staff matters, including recruitment in specific areas;

  • Focus on key client management, responsible for business development and client development; and

  • Active member of the Advisory Leadership Team.

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184232BR

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.