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AECOM Senior Consultant - Strategic Advisory in London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

We are seeking to appoint a Senior/Principal Consultant to join our Advisory team, spearheading the breadth of AECOM’s capabilities, providing decision-making advice to clients on policy, strategy, planning and funding/financing. The Advisory business’s aim is to be a leader in strategic advice shaping future debate on policy and planning, helping our partners realise future thinking now.

This role entails providing analysis/advice to clients, robustly managing and delivering projects, and helping to make Advisory’s vision a reality as part of a team, positioning AECOM as a strategic leader in the marketplace.

The role will be external facing; developing strategic relations with key clients, providing strong policy advice and analysis and delivering high-quality strategic projects to our clients. Success in this role will require a strong external focus, strengthening the AECOM brand at a senior level with key client organisations. It is anticipated that the role will help identify and secure commissions aligned to Strategic Advice building a reputation for advising clients at the outset of their challenges.

This is an ideal opportunity for you to provide a leading role within a growing team.

The key features of the role are:

  • Building effective relationships with external clients, and a good understanding of industry challenges.

  • Developing policy options with clients and supporting workshops and events to build consensus for policy developments.

  • Logical thinker with excellent numerical skills able to provide intelligence from research and data analysis.

  • Ability to benchmark, write reports and prepare excellent presentations to clients

  • Transform data analysts into business intelligence and reporting capabilities.

  • Support the delivery of the Advisory Strategy to build the team, create a profitable unit and a recognisable brand within agreed timescales.

  • Delivery of projects and advice to high quality and client satisfaction.

  • Strategic thinker and self-starter adding to a positive culture of the team.

  • Support and lead the delivery of bids through early client engagement, translating win themes into winning bid submissions

  • Operate collaboratively to make best use of available resources across AECOM.

  • Undertake Health and Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.

Minimum Requirements

  • Has a solid foundation of understanding or analysis of client business practices and goals; develops and formulates solutions to client problems on assigned projects.

  • Under general direction, responsible for the creation of work plans and task definitions.

  • Has broad technical knowledge but possesses an area of specialization or focus.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strategic and critical thinker with policy formulation, research/analysis and project delivery capabilities.

  • Logical, thinker with strong analytical skills and the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent communicator - a champion of the business with an excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to liaise/present directly with our clients.

  • Attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality work accurately.

  • Relevant academic professional qualifications to reflect the level of seniority of the role.

  • Understanding and practical application of project management.

  • Managing stakeholders and delivering high quality advice/solutions in complex environments with multiple stakeholders.

  • Between five and ten years’ experience in one or more of the following infrastructure sectors; water, energy, transport, telecoms working in; policy development, strategy, consultancy/advisory or similar.

As a [senior/principal] Consultant in AECOM you would:

  • Lead projects and bids with moderate levels of complexity

  • Analyse complex issues and be accountable for solving moderate to challenging problems

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

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 Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 259917BR

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.