Head of Surveying - Transportation - Manchester / St Albans

Project Manager
£50,000 - £59,999
08 Oct 2012
07 Nov 2012
Rail jobs
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
AECOM are currently seeking a full time Head of Surveying to work from their Mancester office with the following responsibilities: Leading the Rail Survey practice within the Rail Unit of the Transportation Business Line. Leadership Influence Teamwork and Talent Develop implement and lead a Rail Survey team structure capable of delivering a holistic rail survey service offering. Instil a culture of achievement continuous improvement and safety best practice throughout the Rail Survey team. Make sure that the team is appropriately resourced informed motivated and trained to meet project and business objectives. Establish and maintain a framework for performance management succession planning and the development of people. Work closely with Directors and District Managers to agree accountability's and priorities Plays a key role in conjunction with the project management team in any tender bid which will include programming resourcing and the creation of project specific survey methodologies. Client Focus Establishes and maintains a good professional and pro active working relationship with Client leads/teams. Organises leads and influences customer meetings at a senior level to best position the company Fair and consistent attitude in all dealings at all levels; be an advocate of AECOM by at all times acting in the company’s best interest Able to demonstrate AECOM’s rail systems service offering as relevant to the (existing /potential) clients Draws on appropriate case studies to showcase AECOM’s positive team culture and attitude in delivering advanced technical and operational systems to clients/project partners. Aware of strategic and technological developments and opportunities in the marketplace. Delivering Performance Manage multiple survey teams and data process engineers overall data management and quality assurance of final survey deliverables in accordance with company procedures and QA standards. Capable of acting as Principal Site Surveyor on larger projects where a lead is required and Principal data processor Responsible for the resolution of survey technical issues and maintenance of company technical procedures standards and forms. Develop agree and maintain a detailed Business plan for the team in line with rail unit strategy Contribute to company financial plan by meeting own performance objectives. Pursue identified opportunities to ensure AECOM Rail is best placed to be invited to tender for future work. Work with JV Partners and Key suppliers to ensure delivery of joint commitments. Using experience help in the development of service offerings to address identified client needs in order to expand the market share of the business Business Acumen Manage the area’s financial and business performance to meet agreed targets; cost efficiency prioritised. Provide accurate and punctual monthly reports Prioritise resources to optimise profit levels and reduce operating costs Review and learn lessons from previous projects innovate where possible Ensure compliance with all statutory and company procedures Actively sponsor excellence and encourage Business Improvement projects encompassing the Business Development area. Enable the delivery of business wide improvement initiatives through the allocation of suitable resources Develop a Balanced Scorecard measurement system for the performance of the Department Expert knowledge of commercial marketplace and ability to analyse trends to formulate strategies to win business Fully conversant with different procurement strategies construction planning and logistics including selection of different techniques and methodologies Effective Communication Fundamentally collaborative thinker and contributor demonstrating expert listening questioning and consultancy skills; seeking clarification of understanding where required. Co ordinate the flow of information to/from AECOM Rail Survey team Contributing innovative ideas based on experience current information and understanding cultural fit Records information accurately Excellent presentation and expert verbal and written (including report writing)skills Superior meeting management skills Professional & Personal Development Evidence of time investment in development activities Possesses and demonstrates solid and current functional and/or technical knowledge skills and abilities specific to role and applies them effectively in connection with business goals. Familiar/Proficient with Leica surveying equipment including TPS/GPS1200 TS15 DNA03 and Amberg GRP3000 track mounted survey device and GRP5000 scanning system. Extensive knowledge of Survey procedures standards & industry recognised software packages: StarNet Bentley MX Leica Geo Office NRG Engineering survey SCC N4ce MicroSation V8/XM AutoCAD Bentley GeoGraphics GATES ArcInfo/view GeoMedia &Oracle. Sound understanding of Strategic Analysis Risk Analysis Business and Quality Assurance systems PC literate: knowledge of MS applications & competent typing skills Please apply on the AECOM company website