Associate / Senior Design Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

Overall Purpose of the Post

  • To Lead, direct, manage and support AECOM Design Teams and external architects in the successful delivery of major multi-disciplinary design projects in Manchester, the UK and internationally.

  • To forge relationships with architects and engineers across AECOM and externally within the market to build relationships which enable business development and growth, securing a strong pipeline of work.

Develop the Design Management Offer

  • Promote the benefits of Design Management through seminars, CPD’s and thought leadership. Increase the profile of the DM service line internally and externally.

  • Develop relationships with key decision makers in AECOM and key external clients, build trust, become go-to design management service provider and secure healthy pipeline of DM commissions, delivering growth.

  • Develop our Design Management capability through training and mentoring of staff and where appropriate identify and recruit the very best talent.

Management of the Design Management Team

  • Work closely with the DM Director to develop Design Management capability in Manchester and deliver local and, where required, international projects.

  • Carry out leadership and management duties including business development, team performance reviews, quality management, staff development/recruitment, project leadership/oversight etc. as required.

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the AECOM financial management processes and implement them to ensure the success of both the team and our projects.

  • Play an active role in DM business planning as required and continuously review business planning targets to monitor progress of the team.

  • Lead Design Management projects across the UK and Internationally.

  • Review of work outputs from Design Management team prior to issue to ensure quality and compliance with contractual obligations.

Where necessary play a hands on role in the successful delivery of our projects, undertaking all design management duties including but not limited to:-

  • Managing Sub-consultants

  • Establish and Manage Design Procedures

  • Monitoring Design Schedule and Progress

  • Documentation and Deliverables

  • Monitor and control project finances

  • Organising Project Meetings and the Decision Making Process


  • This is a Client facing role and demonstrable skills in maintaining and developing both internal and external relationships are required.

  • The jobholder will be expected to convey a positive attitude whilst maintaining the highest standards in undertaking their work and acting with integrity and professionalism at all times. They should comply with the firms laid down standards, procedures and processes and implement these effectively.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Comprehensive understanding of the design process, underpinned by technical excellence

  • Excellent leadership, management and communication skills.

  • A proven business development capability.

  • A collaborative, partnering approach

  • Robust financial management capability

  • Project and design scheduling skills.

  • Experience in the development and implementation of design management tools and procedures

  • In depth construction knowledge/experience

  • Proficiency in MS Project

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of degree in Engineering field.

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. 233134BR

Additional Locations UK - Manchester - Bridgewater House

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.