Associate/Director of Consultancy Project Management - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an Associate level Project Manager to be based in Cambridge. You will be responsible for leading the team whilst delivering projects relating to Universities, Commercial, Residential and Healthcare building projects.

As an Senior/Associate with AECOM you’ll be given the opportunity to work on multi million-pound projects that make coming to work every day rewarding and exciting. You will run project operations, manage budgets, directly line manage, be client facing and you will ensure that our standards are upheld and improved.

You’ll be given the opportunity to lead and work with diverse teams encompassing some of the region’s top experts within their field. With Freedom to Grow you’ll be given the autonomy to choose how you want to work and from where to be able to deliver outstanding results.

About us:

We are an established consultancy office in Cambridge you will work directly with a medium sized team and coordinate with a much larger worldwide network of experts to bring projects to close within time and budget.

AECOM Building & Places is built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures ever conceived. Buildings & Places Infrastructure offers a one stop shop to complete some of the country’s most challenging projects by leveraging our scale, unique service offering and world-class talent. We work flexibly and co-operatively to achieve more.

Our Building & Places division provides a multidisciplinary offering consisting of a variety of consultancy services ranging from Project Management, Civil, Structural, MEP and Environmental Engineering, Cost Management and Quantity Surveying.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work in recent years include;

Palace of Westminster, Southbank Place, Arctic Science centres, The Bank of England, BBC Broadcasting house, The Titanic building in Belfast, University of East Anglia and the St Pancras Chambers Hotel in London to name but a few.



  • Lead significant Project Management Commissions, taking overall responsibility for their successful delivery

  • Provide oversight / strategic guidance /audit & review, to a portfolio of projects being lead within the cost centre

  • Manage the delivery of project management team outputs, in accordance with agreed time-scales and quality standards

Team management:

  • To be specifically responsible for delegated business development/marketing tasks

  • Provide effective Line Management to PMs and APMs

  • Provide leadership within project management business and provide leadership and mentoring to the team

Client facing:

  • Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (New and Existing)

  • To ‘win’ clients through strong business development skills

  • Management of tender documents, appraisals and negotiations

Quality control:

  • Ensure all staff members reporting to you have current and relevant training

  • Co-ordination and sign off on all management information produced by project management teams prior to issue

As a Senior/Associate you will be assessed by the extent to which:

  • Commissions are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time

  • General line management responsibilities are effectively discharged and the project management team is led effectively

  • Strong relationships are developed with clients and members of the cross-functional team

  • Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross-selling opportunities, are identified and acted upon

Minimum Requirements

  • Professional Qualified – ideally Project Management/ Construction/Engineering/Quantity Surveying Degree

  • Work experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business

  • Successful experience in several of the following sectors would be an advantage: higher education, student accommodation, school, science, leisure, health, defence, infrastructure and water.

  • A successful track record in sourcing and winning new commissions predominantly in the East Anglian region at either Associate or Director level.

  • Experienced in a Client management role – Able to manage the account in terms of projects that are ‘live’, plus seeking new opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will have clear experience of projects of at least £5M value

  • Previous residential, commercial, education, science or healthcare project experience would be preferred

  • Ideally, you will have come from consultancy but happy to consider contractor at a lower lover of seniority

  • Chartered Status with the RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institution

  • APM affiliation preferred (as secondary accreditation)

  • Prince 2 or MSP experience

  • Good Understanding of contracts (NEC3, JCT, etc…)

  • CSCS card

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 212897BR

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.