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AECOM Associate Director - Stakeholder Engagement Consultant in London, 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.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead management and delivery of a range of stakeholder engagement projects, with a focus on pre-application consultation and engagement for infrastructure development projects;

  • Lead growth of the stakeholder engagement service across AECOM, with a focus on providing advice and support to teams across the UK; and

  • Build relationships across AECOM’s wider business to identify and develop opportunities for co-operation, with a focus on the transportation, water and power sectors.

  • The team currently comes from a wide range of backgrounds, and we would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience of stakeholder engagement, consultation or communications on complex and high-profile projects. Experience of working on infrastructure or development schemes is an advantage.

  • Working at AECOM offers a real opportunity for professional growth and career progression, and you will work within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted. We believe in a healthy work/life balance, and have a flexible working policy and other initiatives to help support this.

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Lead stakeholder engagement, communications and consultation (including feedback analysis) activity on major infrastructure projects;

  • Lead the identification of new business opportunities and associated proposal development;

  • Proactively promote AECOM’s stakeholder engagement service to both internal and external audiences; and

  • Support the management of a team of consultant

  • Support the operational management of the Stakeholder Engagement team

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive experience of delivering stakeholder engagement, statutory consultation or communications for complex projects, ideally related to infrastructure development;

  • Experience of managing and developing successful teams and a passion for helping people maximise their potential;

  • Experience of managing budgets and resources on major infrastructure projects;

  • Experience of business development.

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

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. 259033BR

Additional Locations UK - Leeds

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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