AECOM Associate Director - Stakeholder engagement in Birmingham, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK
The successful candidate will:
Lead management and delivery of a range of stakeholder engagement projects, with a focus on pre-application consultation and engagement for infrastructure development projects;
Lead growth of the stakeholder engagement service across AECOM, with a focus on providing advice and support to teams across the UK; and
Build relationships across AECOM’s wider business to identify and develop opportunities for co-operation, with a focus on the transportation, water and power sectors.
The team currently comes from a wide range of backgrounds, and we would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience of stakeholder engagement, consultation or communications on complex and high-profile projects. Experience of working on infrastructure or development schemes is an advantage.
Working at AECOM offers a real opportunity for professional growth and career progression, and you will work within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted. We believe in a healthy work/life balance, and have a flexible working policy and other initiatives to help support this.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Leadership of delivery of stakeholder engagement services on a range of projects;
Co-leadership of the stakeholder engagement team in the south east;
Lead the identification of new business opportunities and associated proposal development;
Proactively promoting AECOM’s stakeholder engagement service to both internal and external audiences; and
Working collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
Generally requires multi-disciplinary knowledge.
Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.
Makes recommendations on research requests, objectives, priorities, and timing.
Assess need for change and recommends development of standards.
Assess work against standards, objectives and specifications.
Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies when working on unusually complex technical problems.
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
Develops solutions which are highly innovative. Assignments are often self-initiated. Acts as advisor to management and clients. Oversees the work of less experienced scientists.
Extensive experience of delivering stakeholder engagement, statutory consultation or communications for complex projects, ideally related to infrastructure development;
Experience of managing and developing successful teams and a passion for helping people maximise their potential;
Experience or interest in industry sectors relevant to AECOM’s business (e.g. transport, energy, water, residential development, commercial development);
Passionate about delivering effective communications with a high standard of personal communication skills;
Confident engaging with people in different sectors and disciplines, presenting to peers and clients, and communicating with statutory and community stakeholders; and
Willingness to travel and work flexibly.
Knowledge of UK planning and environmental policy developments related to stakeholder participation and engagement would be an advantage.
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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 248180BR
Additional Locations UK - Bedford, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cambridge - Wellbrook Court, UK - Cardiff, UK - Chesterfield
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.