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Principal Transactions Due Diligence Consultant


London, United Kingdom

Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

AECOM is seeking a motivated EHS due diligence specialist to technically direct and deliver national and international due diligence projects across a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, manufacturing, food and drink and healthcare, and to work closely with AECOM’s high caliber clients to meet challenging deal timescales and expectations. This is a senior role in a multi-award-winning, growing team and brings excellent opportunities for technical and commercial career development.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a fluent understanding of the international due diligence process, be fully conversant with UK EHS legislation and due diligence concepts, and will be have a detailed working knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes and the ability to look beyond the obvious “here and now” issues to identify potential future scenarios which may impact a client’s investment decision.

Crucially AECOM has recently developed a technical engineering service offering and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our engineering colleagues in the future development and delivery of this service.

We are looking for an ambitious team player with strong development skills who wishes to assist in the development of innovative and cost effective solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.

AECOM’s award-winning transaction advisory team has over thirty years’ experience in undertaking environmental, health and safety, technical, engineering and social due diligence assessments in support of both single and multi-asset global portfolio deals of up to £10billion value across a wide range of sectors including food and beverage, large-scale manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceutical, petrochemicals, aviation, waste management, automotive and mining. In the last six years, AECOM has provided due diligence support to over £50 billion-worth of transactions.

We are experienced in providing vendor and purchaser due diligence support during rapid turnaround transactions. We are adept at interrogating and challenging financial reports and CAPEX plans to identify potential material issues and liabilities. Our reports are tailored to suit the needs of our clients’ deal teams and their advisors. We provide support as necessary during deal negotiations helping the deal parties to understand and manage potential liabilities, compliance issues and future investment requirements and efficiency improvements, facilitating quick and successful completion of the deal for both parties. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical background and commercial awareness in due diligence that share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

Our due diligence clients are typically from the private sector, and include some of Europe’s leading private equities and industrials including EQT, CVC, BP, Shell, Safetykleen, Alstom, CRH, Brenntag, EoN, Honeywell, SCA and Tetra Pak.

Whilst the majority of our due diligence projects remain confidential, a selection of our challenging recent projects includes:

Purchaser Technical and Operational Due Diligence of nine European Leisure Parks to demonstrate evidence of safety, maintenance and appropriate condition of mission-critical equipment, essential for safe operation of the business;

Purchaser Technical, Environmental, Health & Safety Purchaser Due Diligence of a European Hazardous Waste Management Business including multiple hazardous waste incinerators and hazardous waste landfills across several European countries;

Purchaser Technical, Operational and Environmental and Safety Due Diligence Assessment of a CHP equipment manufacturer, supplier and operator (over 5OOMW installed) including extra-European facilities;

Vendor Environmental Due Diligence support to Shell for the disposal of a country-wide portfolio of >800 petrol retail stations, depots and associated infrastructure, utilising financial liability modelling to estimate potential liabilities and trigger scenarios across the portfolio.

Purchaser Environmental, Safety and Technical Due Diligence of a coastal UK oil terminal and storage facility (c.10ha footprint, 195 tanks with a total capacity of 134,000m3, 9.3m draft jetty).


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