Technical Director - Process Optimisation - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Birmingham - Uk
United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

Director – Process Optimisation

AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. From design and engineering to construction and management, AECOM's technical knowledge, local connections and broad market experience allow us to deliver specialized services across the entire project life cycle.

  • Through the application of industrial expertise, our Industrial Advisory team acts as both a standalone business and supports AECOM projects in the UK&I region and also globally:-

  • Our Process Led Design approach guides our architects and related design teams to deliver industrial facilities that are focused upon the long-term operational goals of the client.

  • Our manufacturing knowledge has translated automotive practices and thinking into the construction and transportation industries.

  • Our factory gained automation and control experience brings new perspectives to transport infrastructure projects such as the rail and aviation industries.

  • Our process improvement practitioners through the application of LEAN and Six Sigma have further unlocked new thinking to make efficiencies for our clients in Defence, Global Retail and Construction.

  • Our team develops innovative products and processes to help clients realise the benefits of the digital world and new manufacturing processes.

We are currently recruiting for a highly experienced professional to lead our Process Optimisation offering. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for ensuring the technical and commercial success of this team.

Objective of the role:

To develop a top performing Process Optimisation capability within the Industry Advisory Group that wins and delivers high value consultancy projects across a broad range of industries and to integrate Lean thinking across all the work that we deliver.

Job Duties:

  • The Process Optimisation team is a key part of the Industry Advisory group and as the senior leader for that capability you will:

  • Develop the value propositions for Lean and other process optimisation capabilities applied into traditional manufacturing environments but most significantly into newer sectors such as construction.

  • Set the strategy for Process Optimisation and develop a plan to grow the team and the capability.

  • Produce innovative thought leadership that sets AECOM apart from its competitors.

  • Establish best practice methods and standards for process optimisation to apply throughout the Industry Advisory group and into the wider AECOM organisation.

  • Create a strong network throughout AECOM to adopt Lean into delivery of their projects and with their clients.

  • Develop strong client relationships to sell high value advisory work and fill a reliable project pipeline.

  • Provide solutions to business/client challenges developed from a foundation of understanding or analysis of business practices and goals.

  • Collaborate with the senior leadership of the Industry Advisory Group to formulate strategy and develop exciting offerings that maximise the potential of the wider AECOM team

  • Ensure projects delivered under your leadership are executed to quality, cost and time.

Minimum Requirements

  • You will be an experienced, approachable business leader, demonstrating exemplar leadership skills.

  • You will have significant and demonstrable experience in relevant manufacturing/construction/logistics industries.

  • You will have experience of working in consultancy, winning work and managing client relationships.

  • You will have a deep understanding of Continuous Improvement methods/processes and the application of Lean principles and Six Sigma to projects across different industries.

  • You will be able to demonstrate a successful background in leading and managing high profile and multi-disciplinary projects.

  • You will have sound financial and programme delivery management capabilities.

  • You will demonstrate excellent initiative and a desire for dealing with complex problems.

  • You will have a very good understanding of relevant markets and the opportunities they bring.

  • You will be confident in the production and presentation of bids; and be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively across all levels.

  • You will be flexible and willing to work away from the office to meet our client or business demands.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educated to Degree level with an emphasis in Process Optimisation, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or related field

  • Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt Certification

  • Extensive logistics operations and inventory management experience ideally gained within the automotive or manufacturing industry

  • Strong customer focus – the ability to view issues from a customer lens

  • Proven Thought Leadership – ability to identify and synthesize trends to provide value added analysis and recommendations for improvement to leadership team.

  • Personal Excellence – High degree of integrity/confidentiality, comfort with speaking up for what is right as well as reporting/escalating risks and concerns.

  • Collaboration & Relationship Skills – strong relationship management and conflict resolution skills. Proven track record of positively collaborating with and influencing partners in a matrixed environment to achieve outcomes without direct responsibility.

  • Partnership Skills – experience leading and managing partnerships.

  • Communications Skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form to different audiences with varying backgrounds.

  • High Energy/Flexibility – Must be a highly motivated self-starter with a sense of urgency, positive attitude and the ability to excel in a fast paced, high pressure, and dynamic environment.

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 Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 220582BR

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.