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AECOM Social Impact Consultant in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

AECOM is seeking proactive and enthusiastic Social Impact Consultants to join our highly experienced and specialist Social Impacts team. We operate from modern, well-connected offices, within short walk of major rail stations, but also support home working with all employees provided modern laptop computers and iPhones. In addition, AECOM’s Freedom to Grow programme allows you to take control of your working life and work the hours that suit you. We empower our staff to develop, to innovate, to thrive and to be your true self!

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a friendly, multi-disciplinary and supportive team. You will gain valuable experience assessing social and equality impacts and developing and implementing social value strategies and plans for some of the UK’s highest profile projects.

As a member of one of the UK’s largest impact assessment practices, you will be involved in a range of large-scale projects, including strategic planning, major infrastructure, urban regeneration and environmental enhancement schemes. 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.

The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team providing services including equality and social impact assessment and social value. We are involved in high profile projects for the public and private sectors. Our leading clients include National Highways, HS2 Limited, Transport Scotland and Transport for London as well as local authorities across the country. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

  • A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) Development Consent Order - Equality Impact Assessment (Highways England);

  • Measurement of social value created by the HS2 Phase 2b project through implementation of a Skills, Employment and Education Plan and an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (for HS2 Limited)

  • Child Right and Wellbeing Impact Assessment, Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment, Island Community Impact Assessment and Equality Impact Assessment of Scotland’s second Strategic Transport Review (for Transport Scotland);

  • Assessment of the equality impacts of high profile urban regeneration schemes in London (for various local authorities); and

  • Measurement of the social value of Battersea Power Station Development Company’s Flagship Community Programmes.

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the job / project accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • Produce Equality Impact Assessments, Diversity Impact Assessments and Social and Distributional Impact Assessments for projects.

  • Contributing to securing and delivering new social impact/social value work.

  • Develop social value strategies and plans for clients.

Minimum Requirements

  • Knowledge and evidenced understanding of the implications of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to planning, major infrastructure, urban regeneration and environmental enhancement schemes.

  • Experience in social and/or equality impact assessment of projects, policies or plans.

  • Experience in measuring social value created by projects.

  • Knowledge and/or experience of using social value measurement tools such as the national TOMs framework

  • Some experience of project management, including client liaison and the financial management aspects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Diploma 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 Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260475BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Nottingham Regan Way, UK - St. Albans

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.

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