AECOM Regional Director – Transport Modelling in Birmingham, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham
Alternate Locations UK - Chesterfield
The Midlands is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of investment into the development and delivery of major transport infrastructure projects. With the pending arrival of HS2 to the region, Coventry City of Culture and the Commonwealth Games, the pressure is on to help our clients make informed decisions relating to the delivery of major capital projects across our region’s transport networks. AECOM has long standing relationships providing support to a range of national and regional clients such as HS2, Highways England, Transport for West Midlands, metropolitan districts and shire counties deliver their ambitious plans for economic and housing related growth.
AECOM are seeking an ambitious and self-driven Regional Director to manage and grow our regional modelling team into a centre of excellence for modelling. As leader of the Strategic Modelling Team, you will play a leadership role in the operation and business affairs in the region to ensure our clients deliver transport projects on time and budget. You will play a leading role in the wider AECOM modelling community across UK and Ireland.
Lead the management and growth of a Strategic Transport Modelling Team in Birmingham.
Provide technical and professional mentoring and supervisory support.
Liaise closely with colleagues across the wider Transportation business making a major contribution to the strategic development of the team and business planning to influence the wider Transportation offer in Birmingham and across UK and Ireland.
Managing a range of small, medium and large scale modelling and related projects as the Project Manager or Project Director in accordance with guidance for transportation and highways schemes.
Effectively communicate project and operational critical issues in a timely manner to Directors and Clients.
Assisting AECOM raise visibility of its modelling and wider transport planning capabilities.
Support strategic recruitment activities to enable team growth.
Delegate tasks to junior staff to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
Attend project and Client meetings on behalf of our business.
Deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.
Prepare transport models in accordance with client requirements and technical best practice.
Manage the preparation of technical and client reports.
Assist the Market Lead for Transport Planning and take a lead role for business development activities related to Transport Planning and Strategic Modelling to understand clients’ current and ongoing needs and to maximise work from existing and potential new clients within and outside our organization.
Supporting major bidding activity and leading the writing and submission of small and medium sized projects including the preparation of fee proposals including consideration of resources and programme.
Specific Skills Required:
An analytical mind and background and broad understanding of current transportation trends and issues.
Knowledge and experience in multi-modal transport modelling and forecasting and experience in appraisal and evaluation of transport proposals.
Extensive experience and detailed knowledge of simulation software packages including one or more of the following - SATURN, PARAMICS, CUBE, EMME, VISUM, VISSIM, TUBA and spreadsheet modelling.
Good communication skills to explain technical concepts to others, especially colleagues and clients
Good time management skills.
Very strong technical and report writing skills.
Extensive experience in Transport Modelling, delivering and managing transport projects.
Staff management experience
Extensive knowledge in the preparation of strategic transport models.
Good knowledge of Business Case preparation and requirements.
Demonstrable experience in the management of large scale projects.
Business development experience and strong track record in work winning.
First Degree in Transportation or associated discipline.
Membership of a relevant professional body.
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 Planning
Business Line Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 204377BR
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.