AECOM Sr. Consultant, Global Mobility – EMIA in Madrid, Spain

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148875BR

Position Title Sr. Consultant, Global Mobility – EMIA

Job Category Human Resources

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country Spain

State/Province/Region ES - Madrid

City Madrid

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

AECOM Shared Services

We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary

The Role has a global scope providing services to EMIA Global Mobility. The Primary purpose is to provide full assignment lifecycle assistance to managers and assignees from pre-assignment to repatriation within AECOM’s established assignment policy guidelines.


  • Partner with Global Mobility Lead to improve programs, policies and administration of the mobility process to meet the business' needs and ensure success in attracting, retaining and motivating our global workforce.

  • Deliver innovative, flexible and cost efficient mobility solutions to the EMIA globally mobile population.


  • Responsible for completing assignment compensation and relocation packages for new assignees, as well as cost projections and balance sheet calculations for the business, while maintaining compliance with government guidelines (i.e. UK Visas and Immigration, etc.)

  • Ensuring key stakeholders can make informed decisions around the total cost of global mobility.

  • Serve as the primary contact for the business on immigration matters, to include obtaining, maintaining and monitoring visa and work permit status for all authorized employees, including expiration dates.

  • Assure that background check criteria meets the individual contract requirements, such as security clearances or other special client needs.

  • Participate in annual review and revision of Flexible Benefit schemes.

  • Work with Corporate Tax Team to ensure all secondment letters and service orders are in place in order to prevent triggering a Permanent Establishment (PE) for the home entity in the host location.

  • Work closely with third party vendors, such as tax consultants, immigration lawyers and relocation vendors to ensure timely, quality services are provided within agreed service levels and cost expectations.

  • Advise assignees, HR and business leaders on policy and process changes as appropriate.

  • Maintain frequent and regular contact with project teams to ensure project timelines and deadlines are on schedule.

  • Accountable for successful delivery of annual salary review, bonus, stock awards, COLA review, Payroll reconciliations.

  • Responsible for assignee/assignment data input into the Global Mobility Software Solution (Assignment Pro).

  • Track and report ongoing mobility-related costs.

  • Partner with Payroll and Global Mobility Tax to ensure quarterly and year-end payroll reporting is accurate.

  • Manage effective relationships with stakeholders including assignees, leaders and senior staff, HR, finance, colleagues within the global team, and outsourced service providers and vendors.

  • Assist with invoice processing/tracking of payment status. This includes working with vendors and the internal Accounts Payable department.

  • Assist with special projects and other administrative duties as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to deliver high-quality and culturally competent customer service support to assignees, vendors, and various internal support services’ teams during the international assignment process.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop project plans, meet deadlines and take accountability for successful project outcomes.

  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret and apply Global Mobility policy to determine appropriate resolution to issues.

  • Adapt to rapidly changing priorities and manage multiple projects.

  • Ability to effectively analyze data and use experience, good judgment and input from key stakeholders in recommending solutions to problems/issues.

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with global workforce

  • Proactive individual that seeks out opportunities for process improvement as well as individual development.

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft office, payroll systems, and HR management systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 plus years of experience working in International Human Resources or Global Mobility

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Outstanding organizational and follow-up skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Flexible team player

  • Proven track record working as part of a highly collaborative global team

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build working relationships at all levels

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Good judgement and decision making skills

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.