AECOM Senior / Principal Strategic Consultant in multiple, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151471BR

Position Title Senior / Principal Strategic Consultant

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Nottinghamshire

City multiple

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 ;www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Transportation

We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

Our UK based Strategic Consultancy team undertakes a wide range of technical management consultancy projects. Our client range is diverse and includes national and private asset owners and operators, infrastructure construction organisations and environmental agencies. We are looking for Senior or Principal Engineers to join us the team. We have offices throughout the UK so the roles could be based in any of the following locations, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds or in the South East .

We provide expertise in:

  • Transport Policy, Strategy and Safety

  • Change Management

  • Development of maintenance contracts, including associated process & procedures and performance metrics

  • Improvement of Incident Management

  • Statistical analysis of collisions and development of Safety Strategy

  • Guidance, standards and specification development

  • Development and implementation of Litter Strategy

  • Sustainability & Resilience

  • Climate change risk assessments and development of adaptation measures

  • Construction materials resource efficiency and optimisation

  • Measurement of carbon footprint of construction activities and development of management processes

  • Severe weather planning

  • Emergency Planning

  • Research & Innovation

  • Technology trials

  • Traffic management research

  • Pavement engioneerinh research

  • Highway Asset Management

  • Strategic, tactical and operational advice

  • Investment support/Value Management

  • Whole life costing

  • Asset management plans/lifecycle plans

  • Efficiency, lean and value management

Our staff are multi-disciplinary with expertise in science, engineering, statistics and commercial aspects. Consequently, we have the capability, expertise and mindset to develop solutions applicable to a wide range of problems. Research is business focused, based on a comprehensive understanding of our clients' organisations, often with a strong commercial basis – we develop solutions that are deliverable. Our staff are multi-disciplinary with expertise in science, engineering, sustainability, statistics and commercial focus. We are looking to strengthen our Strategic Consultancy team with key recruits to fulfil the following responsibilities:

  • Support the Team Leader and other team members in delivering well researched solutions on a variety of transportation and infrastructure based projects. Key skill and discipline experience areas are provided below:

  • Source, review, collate and report information from a variety of sources

  • Take ownership for project tasks with direction from the Project Manager

  • Be able to contribute at a strategic level to clients' requirements

  • Develop novel bespoke solutions on a project-by-project basis

  • Display a positive attitude to all activities and tenacity to meet deadlines

  • Display initiative whilst consulting with colleagues when appropriate

  • Demonstrate ability to exert influence over situations and resources

  • Demonstrate capability and judgement in the performance of tasks

  • Apply appropriate standards and technology in the performance of tasks

  • Work flexibly and contribute to the work and performance of the team

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients

  • Uphold the ethical and quality standards of AECOM

Minimum Requirements

  • Significant experience working with government transport based clients (e.g. DfT, Highways England, Network Rail, London Underground, TfL, Transport Scotland, Office of Rail Reguation, Rail Safety and Standards Board, local authorities), or in a research establishment (including well respected universities).

  • Experience of providing engineering / technical management consultancy / research advice to such clients.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and stakeholder management skills.

  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills.

  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and exhibit innovative thinking.

  • Knowledge of the key issues and opportunities facing transportation in the UK.

  • Demonstrable discipline areas of interest are: transportation policy and strategy; maintenance contracts; asset management including assessment of highways and rail renewal programmes; managed motorways expertise; lean construction; safety and simulations; transport operations; risk analysis; statistical analysis; technology; financial modelling; transport planning.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree (minimum) ideally in a transport related discipline

Master degree / PhD preferable

Ideally Chartered in relevant institution (e.g. ICE, MCIHT)

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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.