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Associate Director - Traffic & Local Roads


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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.

About the Business Line Transportation
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
We are currently expanding our Traffic & Local Roads Team in Edinburgh following several major project wins across Scotland and the UK. The Traffic team is focused on developing engineering measures to achieve the safe efficient movement and interaction of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. We focus mainly on developing and appraising practical solutions which require consideration of traffic flows, road geometry, cycle facilities, traffic signs, pavement engineering, traffic signals and intelligent transport systems. We strive to achieve the optimum use of the available space which can often be constrained, particularly in urban areas.

Job Responsibilities:

Work winning
Establish strong working relationships with local clients in the Scottish region through business development and being the key point of contact for meetings and client liaison
Develop strong working relationships with other internal teams within AECOM’s Transportation division, working with colleagues to deliver marketing and business development objectives in both the local region and nationally
Prepare detailed proposals, client briefs and fee proposals and contribute to major bids as required.

Project delivery
Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief
Oversee the preparation of feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs for traffic engineering schemes
Oversee the preparation of detailed technical reports providing specialist technical contributions as required.
Act as a Project Director and Project Manager including monitoring financial performance. Comprehensive training on AECOM’s project management system will be provided
Team management
Pro-actively contribute to the management of the Scottish Traffic and Local Roads team, deputising for Traffic and Local Roads District Leader as required
Pro-actively support recruitment activity to continue to grow the local team.
Staff development / mentoring
Manage career progression of line reports
Promote a health and safety focused culture by undertaking mandatory duties, ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members, and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.

Minimum Requirements
A successful track record of work winning including preparation of high quality technical bids and proposals
Demonstrated experience in developing business and forming strong client relationships including an ability to deal directly with clients and engage and influence at a senior level within client organisations
A successful track record in the management and delivery of a portfolio of traffic engineering projects including an ability to effectively manage project commercial risks
An ability to demonstrate high level of experience and technical expertise in some or all of the following areas:
Traffic engineering/management design
Cycling and walking design
Traffic signal design
Bus priority and BRT
Road safety audits, analysis and design
Traffic signing and wayfinding
Parking, road safety and public transport design
Traffic Regulation Orders and parking
Traffic modelling software (e.g. VISSIM, TRANSYT

Preferred Qualifications
A relevant degree and will have appropriate Chartered status with membership of a professional institution.

Whilst not essential, any of the following skills would be desirable:
Project Management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2)
CSCS Card holder.


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