AECOM Senior Workplace Strategy Consultant in London, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147737BR

Position Title Senior Workplace Strategy Consultant

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Design + Planning

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

Design + Planning

Our professionals specialize in design, master planning, environmental and ecological planning, strategic planning and economic development. We create implementable solutions that promote sustainable land use and enhance quality of life.

Job Summary

Do you want to join the company that invented and continues to reinvent the world of workplace strategy and design?

Strategy Plus is the organisation that started the debate about how workplace can be a catalyst for change within an organisation over 40 years ago. Today, that weight of history and experience gives our team a huge platform from which to deliver world class work for our clients. We are passionate about understanding and forecasting the future of work, and using these insights to help drive change, from the chair to the city. Innovation is our lifeblood and we are looking for people who can contribute to the debate, who aren’t afraid to ask the big questions about our future, but can also translate these into practical and achievable solutions for clients today. We are part of the world’s biggest design company and can draw upon every discipline and area of expertise imaginable in developing solutions, making our ideas the most creative, robust and defendable. As well as our work and our clients, our people, team identity and culture is hugely important to us – we want people who are looking to join a young, fun and dynamic team. We pride ourselves on a culture built on trust and respect and a place where every voice is heard. We are non-hierarchical and need self-starters, people who can see opportunities and don’t need to be told to act on them. We also understand that development and progression is key to a happy and productive team – we are always looking for opportunities to progress people’s careers and build leaders of the future. If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding and fun career, then read on!

We are currently looking for a Senior Workplace Strategy Consultant to join our Strategy Plus team based in our London office.

Workplace Strategy and Design at AECOM is evolving, we are using our skills across multiple sectors and scales. Our services include strategic briefing and planning of the built environment, building analysis, design review, service design, user experience and change management. Our project range is wide and includes workplace, universities, sports stadiums, parliaments, museums, and cities.

Experience and skills

  • Ability to maintain and build client relationships and support the management of key client accounts (where appropriate) with a pipeline of work over time.

  • Ability to manage a small team of people working under a project director

  • Comfortable leading client communications and supporting on workshops and presentations

  • Ability to think strategically – an in depth understanding of client challenges and how workplace strategy and design can address them

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities effectively, often under time pressures

  • Ability to think from both an organisational demand and building supply perspective, a good understanding of the relationship between the two

  • Comfortable with data and research material – ability to draw out the ‘story’ from data and present it in a clear and concise way

  • Strong graphic skills – polished and professional output

  • Ability to manage medium to large projects including taking responsibility for the commercial aspect of projects, resource planning and management, quality of content and client relationship management.

  • Ability to manage people on projects as appropriate –able to draw out the best in people

  • Seeks out innovation and best practice across all areas of the role – brings new ideas and thinking to client work and also to internal processes and operations

  • Ability to write proposals, clear narrative, strong description of services and associated modelling of fees

  • Networking- attends events, conference and reads industry-relevant publications and material to stay up to date with trends and challenges across sectors

  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Work as part of a project team to support the Associate Director and Director

  • Adhere to AECOM management systems - to ensure that the quality of the output is managed in line with AECOM standards

  • Work with and learn from other members of a multi-disciplinary office about workplace design

  • To ensure that aspirations and expectations of clients are managed


Minimum Requirements

  • BSc/ MSc Degree or equivalent in a relevant Design discipline such as Architecture or Social Sciences

  • Demonstrable experience in leading workplace strategy and design projects for clients

  • Comfortable in a project manager role

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - able to convey complex ideas and messages in a simple and clear way

  • Responsible and self-assured

  • Well organised and methodical with a good attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid post graduate experience

  • Preference for AutoCAD

  • Preference for space planning /(architectural) design background

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.