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AECOM Industrial Consultant (Defence) in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Through the application of industrial expertise, our Industrial Advisory team acts as both a standalone business and supports AECOM projects in the UK&I region and also globally:

  • Our process improvement practitioners through the application of LEAN and Six Sigma have further unlocked new thinking to make efficiencies for our clients in Defence, Aviation, Global Retail, Automotive and Construction.

  • Our manufacturing knowledge has translated automotive practices and thinking into the construction and transportation industries.

  • Our factory gained automation and control experience brings new perspectives to transport infrastructure projects such as the rail and aviation industries.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced professional reporting to an Industrial Advisory Principal

Director supporting our Process Optimisation offering. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for ensuring the technical and commercial success of projects delivered.

Objective of the role:

  • To support development of a top performing Process Optimisation capability within the Project,

  • Programme and Design Management Discipline of B+P, that wins and delivers high value consultancy

  • projects across a broad range of industries and to integrate Lean thinking across all the work that we

  • deliver.

Job Duties:

The Industrial Advisory team is a key part of the Project, Programme and Design Management

Discipline of B+P. and as a senior member of the team you will:

  • Support development of the value propositions for Lean and other process optimisation capabilities applied into traditional manufacturing environments but most significantly providing Manufacturing/Mechanical or digital inputs to propositions.

  • Support the development of innovative thought leadership that sets AECOM apart from its competitors.

  • Support the development of best practice methods and standards for process optimisation to apply throughout the Project, Programme and Design Management Discipline of B+P and into the wider AECOM organisation.

  • Develop a network throughout AECOM to adopt Lean into delivery of their projects and with their clients.

  • Develop client relationships through project delivery and in support of business development.

  • Support the development of solutions to business/client challenges developed from a foundation of understanding or analysis of business practices and goals.

  • Collaborate with the senior leadership of the Project, Programme and Design Management

  • Discipline of B+P to formulate strategy and develop exciting offerings that maximise the potential of the wider AECOM team

  • Ensure projects delivered under your management are executed to quality, cost and time.


  • A background working as part of an in house manufacturing/engineering, project, or process improvement team; or as part of a machine / system integrator within Defence, Aviation, or other highly regulated sectors.

  • You will be an experienced, approachable leader, demonstrating strong leadership skills.

  • You will have demonstrable experience in relevant manufacturing/construction/logistics

  • industries.

  • You will have some experience or be willing to develop consulting capacity and developing

  • stakeholder relationships.

  • You will have some understanding of Continuous Improvement methods/processes and the application of Lean principles and Six Sigma to projects across different industries.

  • You will have some experience in leading improvement/change projects.

  • You will have strong coaching, training and influencing skills.

  • You will demonstrate initiative and a desire for dealing with complex problems.

  • You will be able to listen to clients, understand and form compelling arguments for our services.

  • You will be flexible and willing to work away from the office to meet our client or business

  • demands.

  • We envisage that the role will be Hybrid working linked to an AECOM office in either our


Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10099461

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid