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Senior Architect / Senior Technician - Rail


Aecom
Location: Croydon
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
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United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

Serves as a fully capable professional who will be part of a larger team within the operating unit and is ultimately responsible for aspects of the technical delivery of various scale projects. The senior architect will also occasionally assist with bids and support the senior management team in the progressive evolution of AECOM’s design philosophy, research activities and technical development.

We are seeking an Architect or Architectural Technologist with general practice background and a strong record with Rail clients. The role will be based preferably in our Manchester office but, but others will be considered, and will require travel within UK+I. The candidate must be strong in technical design content and in design management, digital technologies, and design workflow. He/she will be expected to manage design activities and produce design information.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and management of the architectural scope of a variety of multidisciplinary projects and must be fully conversant with Revit.

Project/Design Responsibilities

*

Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive design solutions that reconcile client’s goals and priorities while fostering opportunities for design excellence

*

To perform and/or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination and preparation of project specifications

*

Ensuring Safety in Design principles are applied throughout all design stages of a project

Managerial Responsibilities

*

Organises own work to achieve set deadlines

*

Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief

*

Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team

*

Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets AECOM’s Technical Excellence standards

*

Applies advanced knowledge and experience to manage the day-to-day work of practice teams

*

Routinely interacts with contractors and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues

*

Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the course of the project

*

Promotes teamwork and instilling a creative culture within the practice

*

Make appropriate value judgements with respect to corrective work that supports the design concept and performance goals of the project

*

Support Directors with Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD)

*

Support and develop junior staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development

*

Ensures the latest software / techniques are utilised to increase productivity and training opportunities for staff are made available

Commercial Responsibilities

*

Understands and work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget

*

Assist in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions

*

Contribute to preparation of bids

*

Build a network of professional relationships with existing and prospective clients

*

Actively participate in marketing and business development

Minimum Requirements

Experience in major Rail projects

Degree in Construction related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

RIBA Part 3

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 Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244071BR

Additional Locations UK - Croydon - Bedford Park

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.
United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

Serves as a fully capable professional who will be part of a larger team within the operating unit and is ultimately responsible for aspects of the technical delivery of various scale projects. The senior architect will also occasionally assist with bids and support the senior management team in the progressive evolution of AECOM’s design philosophy, research activities and technical development.

We are seeking an Architect or Architectural Technologist with general practice background and a strong record with Rail clients. The role will be based preferably in our Manchester office but, but others will be considered, and will require travel within UK+I. The candidate must be strong in technical design content and in design management, digital technologies, and design workflow. He/she will be expected to manage design activities and produce design information.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and management of the architectural scope of a variety of multidisciplinary projects and must be fully conversant with Revit.

Project/Design Responsibilities

*

Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive design solutions that reconcile client’s goals and priorities while fostering opportunities for design excellence

*

To perform and/or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination and preparation of project specifications

*

Ensuring Safety in Design principles are applied throughout all design stages of a project

Managerial Responsibilities

*

Organises own work to achieve set deadlines

*

Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief

*

Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team

*

Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets AECOM’s Technical Excellence standards

*

Applies advanced knowledge and experience to manage the day-to-day work of practice teams

*

Routinely interacts with contractors and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues

*

Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the course of the project

*

Promotes teamwork and instilling a creative culture within the practice

*

Make appropriate value judgements with respect to corrective work that supports the design concept and performance goals of the project

*

Support Directors with Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD)

*

Support and develop junior staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development

*

Ensures the latest software / techniques are utilised to increase productivity and training opportunities for staff are made available

Commercial Responsibilities

*

Understands and work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget

*

Assist in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions

*

Contribute to preparation of bids

*

Build a network of professional relationships with existing and prospective clients

*

Actively participate in marketing and business development

Minimum Requirements

Experience in major Rail projects

Degree in Construction related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

RIBA Part 3

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 Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244071BR

Additional Locations UK - Croydon - Bedford Park

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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