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Job Information

AECOM Consultant - Economic Development in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM is a multidisciplinary consultancy aligning creative, analytical and technical expertise to enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Our planners, economists, designers, environmental specialists, architects, engineers, programme managers and technicians work collaboratively to address complex challenges at all scales. We regenerate urban areas, cities and regions, create distinctive buildings and public spaces, plan for the management of open space and natural systems, and design and deliver major transport and infrastructure programmes and projects. Our work helps realise the aspirations of clients and communities in more than 100 countries.

AECOM’s Economic Development practitioners have been instrumental in forging collaborations to reposition local economies, design master plans, execute regeneration strategies, create more sustainable environments, formulate comprehensive plans, produce and review business plans and adopt regulatory and financing strategies that enable effective implementation. We are adept at working in multidisciplinary teams.

We work at all scales – regional, rural, urban, community, district, and site. Working with our clients and their constituents, we position places to unlock opportunities that meet our client’s economic, environmental, and social goals.

AECOM’s Economic Development Team is one of the leading and growing consultancy teams in the UK working on a wide range of economic development projects in the UK and overseas. Currently these include major projects such as the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel, High Speed 2, Crossrail 2 and Sutton Tram Extension as well as a wide range of mixed use developments. We also complete numerous commissions for Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and City Regions covering business case development, infrastructure and Enterprise Zone bids and the development of transport, economic, spatial and infrastructure strategies to drive economic growth and productivity improvements. Internationally we are currently producing an economic plan for a new city in KSA and have developed RC100 Resilience Strategies for Paris, Ramallah and The Hague.

We are now looking for a Consultant to join our team to support our expanding UK and international economic development business based in London.

Responsible as part of the Planning + Economics team at AECOM for helping to win and deliver significant projects in the UK and overseas covering:

  • Economic growth, sectoral and other spatial strategies from local to national level in the UK and overseas.

  • Socio-economic impact assessments of infrastructure and development schemes to support planning applications, business cases and funding bids.

  • Case making for and feasibility of a wider range of economic development projects and programmes.

  • Design and complete primary and secondary research projects and data analysis to develop a compelling evidence base particularly for major transport and infrastructure projects

  • Evaluations of projects, programmes and policies to show impact and value for money.

It would also be helpful to have knowledge and experience of work in one or more of the following areas: market research and data analysis (e.g. covering industrial sectors, retail and/or housing market research); Business planning and feasibility studies for economic development projects; Economic, socio-economic, environmental or health impact assessments; Regeneration strategies and local economic development strategies; and project and programme evaluations.

  • Responsible and accountable to a Director, Associate Director, Principal or Senior Consultant for the technical delivery of small projects, or undertaking a technical role as part of an integrated project team on larger assignments.

  • Proactive in being client focused, understanding the needs of the project and offering high quality, professional economic development and related advice.

  • Provide support on business development efforts and develop business awareness through resource and project management. Over time develop a project management role in business development and work winning.

  • Committed to continuing professional development and career progression and encouraging others to do the same. We will support you and invest in you through our career development and leadership potential programmes.

  • Provide guidance to more junior staff within the team.

Minimum Requirements

  • A developing track record in economic development with around 2-3 years post qualification experience. Also it would be desirable to show experience of some of the following areas: land use planning and property development, transport and infrastructure projects, environmental impact assessment, design and delivery of business support and skills initiatives, business case and funding submissions including independent appraisal.

  • A portfolio of work which demonstrates excellent technical capabilities including report writing and presentation.

  • Analytic and numerical skills including good spreadsheet skills for data analysis and other relevant software skills.

  • A developing track record of contributing to economic development and infrastructure projects with some experience of working across complex local, regional and national stakeholder relationships.

  • A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and ability to work in a consultancy environment, effectively managing client relationships and working to tight deadlines in a flexible and responsive way.

  • A team player who can work as part of wide project teams across disciplines and geographies – making high quality technical contributions. Helps to support the building of the team and developing internal relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in geography, economics, business, transport or sustainability or a related discipline with a postgraduate qualification in a similar field and/or overall equivalent experience.

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 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. 254795BR

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.