AECOM Associate Director - Stakeholder Engagement in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

With over 85,000 employees globally, AECOM is the largest environmental and engineering consultancy in the world and works in more than 150 countries. Our rapidly growing stakeholder engagement service plays a key role in delivering major infrastructure and development projects, and we now have an exciting opportunity for a senior consultant to join the team in our Basingstoke office.

The majority of the team’s work revolves around engagement, consultation and communications during the consenting or construction phase of projects. We have been involved in a range of high profile projects in the UK, across a range of sectors including:

  • HS2, Phases 1 and 2;

  • A303 Stonehenge, A46 and A428 highway schemes, Highways England;

  • Major station and network upgrade works at Waterloo and Kings Cross, Network Rail;

  • Burgess Hill, Homes England;

  • Thames Tideway Tunnel, Thames Water; and

  • Multiple energy and waste management facilities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead management and delivery of a range of stakeholder engagement projects, with a focus on pre-application consultation and engagement for infrastructure development projects;

  • Support the growth of the stakeholder engagement service across AECOM, with a focus on providing advice and support to teams across the UK; and

  • Build relationships across AECOM’s wider business to identify and develop opportunities for co-operation, with a focus on the transportation, water and power sectors.

The team currently comes from a wide range of backgrounds, and we would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience of stakeholder engagement, consultation or communications. Experience working on infrastructure or development projects is an advantage.

Working at AECOM offers a real opportunity for professional growth and career progression, and you will work within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted. We believe in a healthy work/life balance, and have a flexible working policy and other initiatives to help support this.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Stakeholder Engagement Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Leadership of delivery of stakeholder engagement services on a range of projects;

  • Supporting the identification of new business opportunities and associated proposal development;

  • Proactively promoting AECOM’s stakeholder engagement service to both internal and external audiences; and

  • Working collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive experience of delivering stakeholder engagement, statutory consultation or communications for complex projects, ideally related to infrastructure development;

  • Experience or interest in industry sectors relevant to AECOM’s business (e.g. transport, energy, water, residential development, commercial development);

  • Passionate about delivering effective communications with a high standard of personal communication skills;

  • Confident engaging with people in different sectors and disciplines, presenting to peers and clients, and communicating with statutory and community stakeholders; and

  • Willingness to travel and work flexibly.

Knowledge of UK planning and environmental policy developments related to stakeholder participation and engagement would be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification is a degree.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201375BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.