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3 months ago
Location: Norwich
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Norfolk, Norwich

Job Summary

Are you a driven consulting analyst with an in-depth understanding of how data can enhance construction cost and schedule predictions in the infrastructure and built environment sectors, interested in joining a dynamic team of like-minded professionals?

If so we are looking for an experienced Associate Director to join our cost intelligence team’s Construction Economics division to drive our internal processes and data collection on projects in a range of sectors across the UK, and use it to drive growth across the team. Our team delivers cutting edge solutions in the visualisation, analytics and data modelling arenas, all of which requires contemporary project data to be captured and analysed.

About Us:

AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM’s Infrastructure team is made up of dedicated teams delivering project and commercial management in the water, aviation, highways, rails and energy sectors.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering projects across the UK. Some of our flagship work in recent years includes commissions delivered for;

HS2, the Environment Agency, Anglian Water, Gatwick Airport and Transport for London to name but a few.

About Our Team: The Infrastructure Cost Intelligence team combines project data and analytic capability with market intelligence and construction knowledge to deliver best practice services and tools covering performance reporting and capital, operational and whole life expenditure.

Job Responsibilities:

Our Associate Director role is an exciting position requiring a diverse skillset to cover the varied responsibilities that includes client engagement, work winning, management of internal developments and external projects and the technical capability to get “hands-on” with delivery when required. Due to the variety of solutions we develop, there is a breadth of work in which we can be involved, which often can include:


Collation and publishing of cost rate libraries such as the SPONS price books


Bespoke statistical analyses based on client and AECOM data


Inflation and indexation studies


Dashboard development including PowerBI/Tableau visualisation


Performance reporting and analysis


Database development and data management activities (including cost, carbon and asset data)


Advice, development and data capture for asset and cost breakdown structures


Capex, opex and carbon cost modelling


Benchmarking of costs and carbon


Development of bespoke software tools including the development and application of machine learning solutions

Minimum Requirements

In addition to successfully managing commissions of this nature, an Associate Director will also be required to work with the wider AECOM business to:


Embed best practice data collection into the business, which may include influencing how the market is approached in the first instance


Develop marketing collateral and thought leadership articles


Contribute to, or lead creation of (depending on nature of services required) proposals


Attend and participate in conferences and industry events


Manage internal R&D for product and service developments


Keep abreast of relevant technological and market developments


Participate in leadership meetings and assist steering the overall growth of the cost intelligence discipline within AECOM


The role offers ready exposure to new areas of study and research and travel opportunities around the UK, with opportunities to work abroad also available.

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelors of Degree in Engineering filed

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

* way of working. 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 Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242651BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: 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.

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