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Senior / Principal Strategic Consultant


Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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 are looking for Senior or Principal Engineers to join us the team. We have offices throughout the UK so the roles could be based in any of the following locations, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds or in the South East . We would consider the role on either a full or part-time basis and are happy to look at a range of different working patterns.

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 engioneerinh research

Highway Asset Management

Strategic, tactical and operational advice

Investment support/Value Management

Whole life costing

Asset management plans/lifecycle plans

Efficiency, lean and value management

Our staff are multi-disciplinary with 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 expertise in science, engineering, sustainability, statistics and commercial focus. We are looking to strengthen our Strategic Consultancy team with key recruits to fulfil 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 skill and discipline experience areas 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

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

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

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 preferable

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


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