AECOM Senior Social Sustainability Consultant in London, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144999BR

Position Title Senior Social Sustainability Consultant

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - London

City London

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

AECOM are currently looking to recruit a Senior Social Sustainability Consultant to join a busy team of policy and planning consultants and impact assessment practitioners as part of one of the largest planning and environmental consultancies in the UK. The team provides strategic planning and environmental consultancy advice for a wide spectrum of policies, plans, programmes, strategies and infrastructure and development projects. Project sectors range from rail, road, aviation, power and waste management, to urban regeneration schemes, industrial facilities, onshore and offshore oil and gas, marine and coastal projects.

AECOM is a leading provider of Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) and related services. We work with both public and private sector clients to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion considerations are firmly embedded within policies, plans, projects and investment decisions to help create a fairer society following the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010. AECOM’s Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) experience includes major infrastructure schemes and mixed-use urban regeneration projects.

This senior consultant level position will report to an Associate Director and will be expected to work on a range of projects; handling and being accountable for a number of tasks simultaneously. The role will require technical knowledge of equality analysis and equality impact assessment, excellent team working and communication skills, the capacity to write clear logical reports and the ability to manage deadlines. As well as EqIA expertise, the successful candidate will also ideally have knowledge and experience of other types of impact assessment (environmental, social and health) and community engagement.

Responsibilities will include:

To support Project Managers/Project Directors in the delivery of EqIAs, other forms of social impact assessment and socio-environmental research projects.

To analyse data effectively and carry out desk based studies and site visits when required.

To help lead in the delivery of project documents and related technical studies to the highest standard in accordance with project timescales.

To interact with the team and Project Managers/Project Directors to ensure the smooth running of projects. To participate in team meetings, client briefs and other meetings as and when required.

To prioritise project actions and meet commitments on an on-going basis while taking ownership and responsibility for the quality and completion of work.

To assist the Project Manager/Project Director in the coordination and management of sub consultants and multi-disciplinary teams.

To understand and implement project management principles and appreciate the need to work within project budgets.

To understand and implement the AECOM Integrated Management System.

To keep up to date with equalities and other relevant legislation/policy/guidance.

To ensure health and safety issues are addressed throughout a project.

To provide input to business development proposals (expression of interest and tender responses) and to continuously improve our service offering for our clients, working with AECOMs policy and appraisal, infrastructure planning and business sustainability teams.

Minimum Requirements


Experience of EqIA and other impact assessment techniques.

Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment would be beneficial.


Knowledge of Equality Analysis / Equality Impact Assessment and current best practice guidance.

Knowledge of other forms of impact assessment (e.g. environmental, social and health)

Proven knowledge of applicable UK legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 including the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), applicable case law, policy, guidance and networks including the Equality and Diversity Forum.

Proven knowledge of project management, direction and project finances.


Creativity, foresight and mature judgement in anticipating and solving problems including the ability to develop innovative and creative tools to support EqIA, policy messages and communications.

Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues, client and stakeholders as appropriate.

Self-motivation, enthusiasm and excellent research skills.

Excellent communication and networking skills.

Ability to work flexibly under pressure, responding to changing project and programme demands.

Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss social and equality issues and capture feedback.

Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

Good first degree in social sciences, economics or environmental planning and a second degree in a related subject.

Affiliate, Graduate or Associate membership of IEMA or an equivalent professional organisation would be beneficial.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.