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Associate Director - Mechanical Engineering

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Company Description

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

The Belfast office are looking for an Associate Director with a mechanical engineering background to join their established team based in Belfas t. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, Client facing Engineer to take a leading role on a variety of exciting projects across the Northern Ireland, with National and International opportunities also available.

The successful candidate will be a self motivated, confident individual with team leadership skills, able to deliver high profile projects to the highest standards.

As an Associate Director , your main responsibilities will be:

  • Act as Lead engineer for mid to large size projects
  • Maintain Client relationships with a number of key clients. Manage a team of engineers.
  • Undertake quality checks and promote technical excellence.
  • Accountable for the results of the team and adherence to agreed upon budget.
  • Act as a mentor to other staff and promote CPD activities.
  • Carry out risk assessments and value engineering.
  • Contribute to and provide information for fee proposals.



  • Extensive experience in mechanical building services design.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of market sectors.
  • Previous experience in managing projects and small teams.
  • The ability to provide technically sound design solutions.
  • Experience of seeing conceptual designs through to completion and dealing directly with clients
  • Work experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business
  • Relevant experience in Electrical Engineering design, including areas such as specification writing, calculations, and developing designs from first principles.
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Software, must be conversant with: IESHevacomp, AUTOCAD, MS Office, Revit (not essential)
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, able to inspire, influence and negotiate


  • Degree in building services or Mechanical Engineering
  • Preferably Chartered or working towards Chartership status.
  • Membership of CIBSE, or relevant and equivalent professional body.

Additional Information



AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10097456

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid

Associate Director - Mechanical Engineering

AECOM Technology Corporation
Belfast, UK

Published on 23/05/2024

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