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Job Ref:  140117BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Birmingham
Post Code:  B12
30/09/2016 12:04

Why Choose AECOM?
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 architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is 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. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
AECOM are looking to recruit and retain an experience Permanent way engineering manager to direct, manage and control operational, commercial, administrative and professional Permanent Way functions within the office discipline so as to meet agreed business targets
  • Provide expert advice and assistance to the section
  • Fulfil the duties of Engineering/Design Manager on projects as required
  • Perform studies, prepare reports and similar work
  • Develop feasibility, concept, outline and detailed designs and specification of projects
  • Check and/or approve designs prepared by others
  • Develop budgets and control expenditure to budget
  • Develop new business opportunities
  • Maintain and develop Client relations

Application of Skills & Knowledge
  • Delegate responsibility effectively
  • Display creativity and problem solving ability in approach to management, assignments, projects and tasks
  • Show capacity to improve effectiveness
  • Ability to develop other staff
  • Mentoring skills - appropriate to Institution
  • Ability to manage and work effectively as part of a team
  • Develop quantifiable value propositions for Aecom and clients
  • Have a general awareness of management tools, techniques and their application
  • Lead efforts in order to determine best practices

Scope & Impact
  • Allocate and direct staff resources to optimum benefit
  • Recruit staff after identifying need
  • Manage staff performance, identify and act on under performing staff
  • Identify staff training needs and arrange appropriate training
  • Mentor/advise/assist all staff
  • Verify and approve all time-sheets
  • Ensure quality standards and procedures are attained/improved
  • Participate in the management of the company as required by the Executive Board
  • Have influence within the team and discipline peer group across AECOM
  • Identify opportunities to leverage AECOM Expertise in the marketplace

  • Seek and accept appropriate levels of responsibility and accountability
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CPD
  • Participate constructively in the professional, business and social environment
  • Exercise leadership and interpersonal skills in the management and motivation of others
  • Interface up to senior management level and possibly Board level
  • Willing to establish a leadership and coaching relationship peers
  • Lead a small team of people
Technical & Professional
  • Develops body of knowledge and skills relevant to work and role requirements
  • Actively seeks self development opportunities and contributes to the wider body of knowledge in Aecom
  • Applies body of knowledge and skills to role
  • Ensures contribution is in line with business direction and professional excellence

Commercial & Business
  • Understands the importance of clients to Aecoms's business
  • Acts to satisfy client and business expectations
  • Understands the business environment in which the company operates
  • Considers the wider financial and wider commercial implications of his/her actions

Operational & Interpersonal
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Structures and prioritises work effectively
  • Identifies core of a problem, generates and implements practical solutions
  • Develops strong working relations inside and outside the team to achieve common goals
  • Takes personal responsibility for making things happen and achieving results
  • Understands how his/her role contributes to Scott Wilson's success; actions demonstrate this understanding

Minimum Requirements
  • Extensive Design & Design Management relevant experience within a UK Railways environment
  • Experience of working with and managing major projects
  • Specific experience relevant to role

Preferred Qualifications
  • BSc/BEng (Hons) or HNC in relevant subject
  • Chartered Engineer / Member of Professional Institution

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.
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