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AECOM Principal Consultant - Stakeholder engagement in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Stakeholder Engagement Consultant to join our team, managing and delivering stakeholder engagement and consultation for infrastructure projects.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about delivering effective communications and who can demonstrate experience in managing projects, people and resources, communications and engaging and consulting a wide range of audiences to support complex projects. Knowledge of relevant planning and environmental policy developments related to stakeholder participation and engagement would be an advantage, as would experience in the infrastructure, development and energy sectors.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and ambitious, who can bring new ideas about engagement and is interested in learning about our work across different sectors.

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

  • Major rail schemes;

  • Major highways improvement schemes;

  • Regeneration projects;

  • Energy projects;

  • Housing developments, including for Homes England; and

  • Multiple energy and waste management facilities.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming infrastructure. Your role will include:

  • Leading on the management and delivery stakeholder engagement for a range of projects, with a focus on pre-application consultation, engagement and communications for infrastructure and other development schemes;

  • Managing junior members of the team and supporting their growth and development;

  • Supporting the growth of the stakeholder engagement service across AECOM; and

  • Identifying new business opportunities and developing tender responses, which will include promoting AECOM’s stakeholder engagement service to both internal and external audiences.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in industry sectors relevant to our business (e.g. transport, energy, water, residential development, commercial development), and confidence engaging a variety of stakeholder groups.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions, much of our work typically involved going out and meeting stakeholders and communities, which we hope to do again in the future. Therefore, a willingness to work flexibly and to travel as and when required is would be an advantage.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Some experience of Microsoft Teams tools would also be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline, including (although not limited to) environmental sciences, planning, social sciences, history, law, communications or marketing.

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. 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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255101BR

Additional Locations UK - Bedford, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cambridge - Wellbrook Court, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Norwich - Cavell House, UK - Nottingham Regan Way, UK - Oxford - Avalon House, UK - Peterborough - Clarence House

Virtual: 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.