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AECOM Associate Director - Architect/Technologist in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

This role serves as a fully capable professional who leads a design group (circa 10 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 medium 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 experience in Data Centre, Logistics and Manufacturing typologies to join the GB North Design Team in our Manchester Office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and management of the architectural scope of a number of multidisciplinary projects including; the primary building scope for the Data Centre including technical white space, electrical rooms, main distribution frame (MDF) and an administration building (Building Support areas).

Significant strength in Revit and other 3D technologies essential to this position.

Core Accountabilities

  • Design Delivery (Design Brief compliance, co-ordination, completeness & accuracy)

  • Team Leadership

  • Client engagement

  • Assisting senior management with the development of the business

  • Guiding and management of team & junior staff

  • Assisting with management of the practice

  • Resource scheduling & deployment on projects

  • Assisting with Project Bids

  • Construction Services support

  • Lead Verification

  • Safety in Design

  • Architectural design

  • Mentoring

  • Performance & Reward appraisals

  • Design R&D

  • Serves as the professional specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes for an assigned area of responsibility. Is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance on their professional interpretations and technical knowledge.

  • Is a recognized leader and authority in a broad area of specialization or in a narrow, but highly specialized field

  • Is responsible for the architectural program when the program is of limited complexity and scope, or plans and coordinates detailed phases of a major program

  • Provides support and leadership to others in achieving the technical objectives of the overall work effort.

  • Regularly called upon as a key expert in business development pursuits.

  • Consults clients and makes recommendations to overall senior project leadership as a key liaison across teams. are met

Job Duties

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

  • Plans and directs the practice for an operational unit, department, or specialty

  • Rout

Minimum Requirements

The candidate must have a ‘process’ bias, towards design management, digital technologies, and design workflow. He/she will be expected to manage design activities and produce design information.

Preferred Qualifications


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 Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 218896BR

Clearance Required 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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations