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Job Information

AECOM Principal Stakeholder Engagement Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - South Yorkshire, Leeds

Job Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Stakeholder Engagement Consultant to join our team in the north of England, managing and delivering stakeholder engagement and consultation for infrastructure projects across the region.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about delivering effective communications and who can demonstrate experience in managing projects, people and resources 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.

The successful candidate will be supported by our established Stakeholder Engagement team in the region. The team is based in Leeds, but candidates wanting to work from other regional offices (Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle) will also be considered. 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 the north of England and further afield, across a range of sectors, including:

  • Major rail schemes, such as the Transpennine Route Upgrade, the Northumberland Line and HS2 Phases One and 2;

  • Major highways improvement schemes for Highways England, such as M1/M62 Lofthouse and A1 Doncaster to Darrington;

  • Local and Combined Authority led transport schemes, including Armley Gyratory improvements (Leeds City Council) and the redevelopment of Halifax Bus Station (West Yorkshire Combined Authority);

  • The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2;

  • Luas Finglas rail extension (Dublin);

  • 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 and engagement 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.

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

  • Plans and organizes project studies.

  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

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, as would experience with InDesign.

Preferred Qualifications

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255010BR

Additional Locations UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Manchester - Bridgewater House, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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.