AECOM Strategic Consultant in London, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Strategic Consultant

United Kingdom - London

London

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking Strategic Consultant to be based in London office. To provide support to the Strategic Consultancy Team based in London, for a growing demand in work load (existing and pipeline projects) and to provide dPM assistance.

Our UK based Strategic Consultancy team undertakes a wide range of technical management consultancy projects. Our client range is diverse and includes national and private asset owners and operators, infrastructure construction organisations and environmental agencies. We provide expertise in:

Transport Policy, Strategy and Safety

  • Change Management

  • Development of maintenance contracts, including associated process & procedures and performance metrics

  • Improvement of Incident Management

  • Statistical analysis of collisions and development of Safety Strategy

  • Guidance, standards and specification development

  • Development and implementation of Litter Strategy

Sustainability & Resilience

  • Climate change risk assessments and development of adaptation measures

  • Construction materials resource efficiency and optimisation

  • Measurement of carbon footprint of construction activities and development of management processes

  • Severe weather planning

  • Emergency Planning

Research & Innovation

  • Technology trials

  • Traffic Management research

  • Pavement Engineering research

Highway Asset Management

  • Strategic, tactical and operational advice

  • Broad understanding in Highway O&M, Highway Engineering, including Pavement Engineering

  • Investment support/Value Management

  • Whole life costing

  • Asset Management plans/life cycle plans

  • Efficiency, lean and value management

Human Factors

  • Human Factors and ergonomics design support

  • Human Factors integration management

  • User insight qualitative and quantitative research

  • Disabled accessibility guidance

  • Way finding strategies

  • Development of industry good practice guidance

Our staff are multi-disciplinary with technical expertise in science, engineering, statistics and commercial aspects. Consequently, we have the capability, expertise and mindset to develop solutions applicable to a wide range of problems. Research is business focused, based on a comprehensive understanding of our clients' organisations, often with a strong commercial basis – we develop solutions that are deliverable. Our staff are multi-disciplinary with technical expertise in science, engineering, sustainability, statistics and commercial focus. We are looking to strengthen our Strategic Consultancy team with a key recruit to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Support the Team Leader and other team members in delivering well researched solutions on a variety of transportation and infrastructure based projects. Key skills and disciplines are provided below:

  • Source, review, collate and report information from a variety of sources

  • Take ownership for project tasks with direction from the Project Manager

  • Support Project Control functions acting as a Deputy Project Manager

  • Be able to contribute at a strategic level to clients' requirements

  • Develop novel bespoke solutions on a project-by-project basis

  • Display a positive attitude to all activities and tenacity to meet deadlines

  • Display initiative whilst consulting with colleagues when appropriate

  • Demonstrate ability to exert influence over situations and resources

  • Demonstrate capability and judgement in the performance of tasks

  • Apply appropriate standards and technology in the performance of tasks

  • Work flexibly and contribute to the work and performance of the team

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients

  • Uphold the ethical and quality standards of AECOM

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience working with government transport based clients (e.g. DfT, Highways England, Network Rail, London Underground, TfL, Transport Scotland, Office of Rail Regulation, Rail Safety and Standards Board, local authorities), or in a research establishment (including well respected universities).

  • Experience of task and project management including financial performance measurement and project controls.

  • Experience of providing engineering / technical management consultancy / research advice to such clients.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and stakeholder management skills.

  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills.

  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and exhibit innovative thinking.

  • Knowledge of the key issues and opportunities facing transportation in the UK.

  • Demonstrable discipline areas of interest are: transportation policy and strategy; maintenance contracts; asset management including assessment of highways and rail renewal programmes; managed motorways expertise; lean construction; safety and simulations; transport operations; risk analysis; statistical analysis; technology; financial modelling; transport planning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree (minimum) ideally in a transport related discipline

  • Master degree / PhD preferrable

  • Ideally Chartered in relevant institution (e.g. ICE, MCIHT)

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

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 189627BR

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.