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AECOM Senior Consultant in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Are you looking to advise on infrastructure projects as they develop into their own asset class, and projects that are always more complex and innovative than the last?

If so we are looking for an experienced Senior Consultant to join our Transaction Advisory and asset management team to advise on economic and social infrastructure projects being delivered via project and quasi-development / property finance routes. You will be joining a team of like-minded advisors that have a passion for innovation and delivering thoughtful infrastructure project advice.

About Us:

AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Work Places, Education, Government and Healthcare.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects as well as managing operational projects under an asset management advisory guise.

About Our Team:

AECOM’s UK Transaction Advisory team is looking to recruit at a Senior Consultant level, to join an established team in either Edinburgh or London. The candidate will have the desire to develop and focus their reporting and advisory skills, through project delivery, client care and management and building a revenue base. Key responsibilities will be to deliver a backlog of existing advisory mandates across social and infrastructure sectors under a project finance and real estate finance banner, where asset management is a key focus, and thereafter focus on client delivery and advice, in order to enhance AECOM’s Transaction Advisory’s service capability.

In addition to existing advisory mandates and the asset management of those mandates in economic and social infrastructure which requires the Transaction Advisory team to deliver a range of core project finance services, including PPP / PFI, lifecycle, operational and payment reviews, and quasi-development / property finance, new mandates are focused in the carbon net-zero arena.

You will be a key member of the team, helping and ensuring high-quality technical reporting, analysis and advice to clients that include NGOs / commercial banks/infrastructure funds and funding institutions, all of which support current workloads.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identification of qualifying economic infrastructure projects for delivery through participation in technical, financial and risk discussions with clients;

  • Delivery of analytical and thoughtful advice on infrastructure transactions;

  • Identification of sector pursuits and where advice can be offered across the client base;

  • Build and develop effective working relationships with colleagues, intermediaries and other networks to help develop further opportunities;

  • Develop your knowledge and skills to ensure good technical infrastructure knowledge;

  • Contribute to the knowledge management of the Transaction Advisory team and wider Asset Management team;

  • Own and manage the delivery of a set amount of projects;

  • Maintain a quality of delivery and advice in order to build your own client base;

  • Utilise in-house project management systems / protocols to assist your development.

You may be from a consultancy or client organisation with the ability to integrate and offer advice with confidence.

Minimum Requirements

Degree or equivalent in Construction and Engineering related subjects (Architecture; Architectural Technology; Building Surveying; Building Services Engineering; Civil Engineering; Construction Management; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and/or Quantity Surveying); and

Either formal professional qualification or substantially en-route to achieving a full professional qualification (RIBA; RICS; CEng).

  • Experience in the construction and engineering market; or

  • Experience in technical asset management, transactions, project or development finance;

  • Proven experience in working on several projects, meeting deadlines and working under pressure within a business unit with internal and external clients;

  • Excellent communication (both spoken and written);

  • Strong numerical ability;

  • Curiosity, awareness and an interest in the fields of science, technology and innovation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Motivated and able to self-manage ongoing tasks;

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team, often to demanding deadlines;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Can write clear, concise prose on technical subjects;

  • Analytical problem-solving skills;

  • Has a strong interest in construction; engineering; technology; business and innovation.

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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 264798BR

Additional Locations UK - London - Aldgate Tower

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.