Job Description

Job Summary Leading our cost management services for the data centre market sector in UK and Ireland, you will be an ambassador in the data centre community externally across UK & Ireland and internally within AECOM.  With experience in technical delivery of data centre projects for tech firms and a strong track record in tech firm business development, you will lead a team of experts across UK & Ireland and work closely with our global colleagues in the Data Centre Sector.
Our tech firm clients are fast moving and demanding, with their key priorities for us being on-time delivery and quality at a price that offers value for money.  You will bring demonstratable skills and experience in knowing the sector so you can speak their language; we are looking for someone who has experience in hands on delivery of mega or hyper scale data centres.  You may already be working with one of our tech clients or may have been in a previous delivery or business development role for a cost management consultancy.  A successful track record in business development will serve you well in this role together with a strong appreciation of commercial issues.
Job Duties:
  • Set a clear strategy to deliver profitable, organic growth in cost management in this sector, aligning with global strategy for Data Centres.
  • Evaluate, develop and implement a short, medium and long-term business strategy for the continued growth in the Data Centres market sector.
  • Provide visible UK & Ireland-wide leadership for cost management in the sector across AECOM.
  • Raise the profile of AECOM within the sector externally
  • Work across all of AECOM to bring the best of the offer to our biggest pursuits.
  • Develop and approve strategic planning and pricing decisions
  • Direct, conduct and coordinate the sales, marketing, research and planning activities
  • Responsible for hiring and development of cost management roles within the sector
  • Applies sound professional judgement in solving a variety of complex and difficult problems requiring the use of initiate, ingenuity and creativity.
  • Duties are complex and require extensive and diversified experience and abilities, and knowledge of marketing and planning principles and practices
  • Align collaborative partnerships with other key industry partners
  • Grow and maintain a network with current and potential clients utilizing industry reputation, experience and knowledge to develop new prospects and expand existing business.
  • Lead Cost Management commissions, taking responsibility for their successful delivery.
  • Provide effective support and mentoring to Senior Surveyors, Project Surveyors, Graduates and Apprentice Surveyors.
  • Ensures commissions are managed and completed efficiently, on time and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Develops strong reciprocal relationships with clients and members of the project team.
  • Be the primary interface with AECOM clients (new and existing).
  • Ensure all staff members reporting to you have current and relevant training.
  • Manage the delivery of cost management team outputs, in accordance with agreed timescales and quality standards.
  • Provide full Cost Management duties to AECOM clients.
  • Managing and motivating a project team of surveyors.
  • The approach to these projects requires a high degree of flexibility and creativity, excellent presentational skills and an ability to communicate effectively with clients and consultants.  The successful candidate shall be charged with the delivery of Cost Management Services within our Client focused and highly motivated professional team.  
    Minimum Requirements
  • Proven experience in a consulting environment providing the full spectrum of CM services including Pre Contract Estimating; Procurement; Contract Administration, Cost Reporting and Final Account resolution.
  • Passionate about delivering high quality consulting services to our clients.
  • A collaborator who thrives in a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Self-motivated, strong leader who understands the needs of innovative designs
  • Recognized as a technical expert within the data centre environment, with a high level understanding of what the client’s challenges are
  • Significant experience in a client facing role
  • Proven ability to advise clients and design teams on cost, value and risk, not just cost in isolation.
  • Excellent numeracy, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to challenge in a positive and engaging manner.
  • Ability to manage relationships effectively, identifying and resolving issues at the earliest possible opportunity.
  • Possesses strong people management skills and the ability to manage relationships both internally and externally.
  • Is accountable and responsible for own actions and those of your team.
  • Ability to work under own initiative where appropriate working closely with the Management Team in the delivery of some of our highest profile project.
  • Keen to work as part of a team and to develop and progress career development.
  • Engenders a right first time approach.
  • Well connected; active in the market, highly adept at networking
  • Experience in handling strategic accounts and working through the full sales cycle of the opportunity
  • Supporter of social and CSR activities, promoting fun in the workplace.
  • Experienced in managing, motivating and developing a project team.
  • Experienced client account manager.
  • Ability and experience of building positive long term relationships with clients.
  • Experience of preparing bid submissions.
  • Experience of managing in-house project finances.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects for a variety of public and private sector clients.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree Qualified – BSc or MSc – in Quantity Surveying / Cost Management.
  • Chartered Quantity Surveying Status with the RICS/SCSI or other equivalent institution.
  • Active member of networking groups.
  • Well connected to peers within other disciplines.
  • APC supervisor / counsellor experience.
  • STEM ambassador with connections at local schools, colleges and universities.
  • 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.
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