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Associate Director - Development Engineering


Dublin, Ireland

With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company 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 solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS, had revenue of $19.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014.

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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
Our Development team currently has a vacancy for an Associate Director with a civil engineering degree and experience of development planning.

The individual will be expected to have a civil engineering degree or similar and preferably be chartered or working towards a professional qualification with one of the following, ICE or CIHT. They will have proven design and project management experience in the private sector delivering to quality, time and budget. They will have experience of working as part of project teams developing site access feasibility, masterplanning, scoping, traffic statements, traffic assessments and post planning negotiation including section 75’s. The candidate would also be required to demonstrate ability in marketing and business development with private sector clients along with managing project finances. We would consider the role on either a full or part-time basis and are happy to look at a range of different working patterns.

Job responsibilities:
The appropriate level of technical and managerial expertise is required in order that the Job/ Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standards

• Receive project brief and carry out briefing of the team members and lead on analysing data, development of design drawings and report production.
• Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.
• Act as a Project Manager (once accredited) as necessary including monitoring financial performance.
• Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief.
• Attend Project Progress meetings along with necessary client meetings.
• Prepare detailed client briefs or fee proposals for client submission and contribute to major bids.
• Liaise with current and proposed clients to develop repeat and new business for the team.
• Manage project finances and ensure competitive fees are established on appointment and ensure work undertake to budget and additional fees requested when required.
• Support national and regional managers in the monthly reporting process of the company.

Minimum Requirements
You will have a relevant degree and will be a Chartered Engineer or will be working towards an appropriate Chartered status with membership of a professional institution. You will have excellent technical and communication skills along with experience of undertaking a range of development engineering design projects.

• BSc, BEng or Meng degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant subject;
• Demonstrate experience of highway design associated with development projects at concept, feasibility and detailed level;
• Understanding of Health and Safety including CDM responsibilities;
• Working on a variety of projects as project manager dependant on the size of the scheme;
• Site Access fesibility, scoping studies, transport scoping, transport statement, transport assessment, micro-simulation and data collection;
• Experience in managing development planning projects to time and budget;
• Dealing directly with clients;
• Undertaking Business development;
• Producing bids and proposals;
• Mentoring staff.

Preferred Qualifications Chartered Membership of suitable Institution (ICE or MCIHT)

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