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AECOM Senior Equality and Social Impact Consultant in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM is a worldwide leader in environmental and engineering consulting. As a social impact assessment consultant within AECOM means access to some of the most high profile and prestigious projects in the UK, working with colleagues operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines as part of the UK’s largest environmental consultancy.

You will be managing high quality and robust equality impact assessments on a range of prestigious infrastructure projects for our clients in the rail, road, water, regeneration and sustainability sectors, as well as supporting on the assessment and development of national, regional and local level plans, strategies and policies. You will also have a leading role in growing AECOM’s social impact and value consultancy offer and contribute to the development of innovative approaches for our clients.

You will be joining a supportive, dynamic and growing team of social impact specialists within the UK whilst also developing our capabilities with global AECOM colleagues. Your workload will be diverse and interesting and you will be given the opportunity to make the most of your abilities. Whether your passion is supporting others, managing projects, developing our innovation in social impact assessment and measurement, people management or business development we can look to tailor a role to suit your skill set. AECOM’s Freedom to Grow policy offers flexibility in how, where and when you work. For the right candidate we would be happy to discuss the flexibility you would like in your career. We would consider those looking for part time working.

As a national team, we are flexible in terms of base office location across our offices in London, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.


You will be joining a market leading, experienced team, with support available to grow into your role. Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of a range of equality impact assessments and other social impact related assessments.

  • Contributing to business development activities for equality impact assessment work.

  • Establish strong working relationships and successfully collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across AECOM.

  • Developing and managing junior team members in the equality social impact assessment team.

  • Playing a role in the development of the Impact Assessment Practice Area.

  • Providing advice on equalities and human rights issues to colleagues and clients.

  • Supporting the development of our social value, social impact and ESG advisory consultancy offer.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience and understanding of the implications of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to planning, major infrastructure, urban regeneration and environmental enhancement schemes including undertaking infrastructure-related Equality Impact Assessments.

  • Enthusiasm for support

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, and/or Master’s degree.

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 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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266527BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Nottingham Regan Way

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.