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AECOM Senior Consultant - Economic Development in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

AECOM’s Economics Team is seeking a Senior Consultant. The team is integral to AECOM’s Design, Planning and Economics Team that offers professionals specializing in economic development, regeneration, strategic planning, design and master planning. The Economics Team have a very varied portfolio of work, supporting the delivery of some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects. Examples include:

  • The development of business cases and option appraisals for regeneration projects and programmes;

  • Economic Impact assessments of some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects (e.g. High Speed 2);

  • Economic strategy and policy development focused on growth sectors, employment and skills, and Government support programmes; and

  • Economic research and analysis to inform national and local economic development and regeneration priorities.

Job Duties

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

Key roles and responsibilities required of a Senior Consultant include:

  • Undertake all aspects of consultancy project delivery from project design through to management, delivery and client care;

  • Play role in work winning either by developing bids that successfully respond to client tenders or via proactive business development;

  • Proactive and client focused, understanding the needs of the project and offering high quality, professional advice;

  • Delivery of Project Manager KPIs, including customer focus, project set up, communication & team management, risk management and quality, change control, commercial management, and safety health & environment;

  • Ownership of financial responsibilities with projects and assignments and expected to meet financial, marketing, and management goals; and

  • Provide guidance to junior staff within teams and manage junior and graduate staff as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

Person Specification

  • An ability to create justifications for investment based on sound evidence and argument for a range of different project and programme types including property development, economic development, transport, housing, employment, skills and training amongst others.

  • A track record in economic development with some specialised areas. This could include land use planning and property development, transport and infrastructure projects, business support, employment and skills, inward investment and other relevant areas.

  • A portfolio of work which demonstrates excellent technical, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Detailed analytic and numerical skills supported by spreadsheet and other software skills

  • A track record of contributing to innovative economic development solutions and working across complex local, regional and national stakeholder relationships.

  • A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills.

  • A team player who can work as part of wide project teams including other technical specialists.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in geography, economics or a related discipline and a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a similar field, 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 Economics

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213016BR

Clearance Required 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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