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AECOM Graduate Strategic Consultant , Leeds 2023 in Leeds, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Our UK based Strategic Consultancy team aims to transfer knowledge into policy and practice and delivers a wide range of research and development, technical and management consultancy projects. We undertake qualitative and quantitative research to inform the development of standards, processes, guidance and training. Our client base includes infrastructure construction organisations and national asset owners such as Highways England, Transport Scotland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. Our consultancy services include:

Network safety, sustainability & resilience

  • Analysis of road collision data to inform the development of safety strategies and initiatives

  • Construction materials resource efficiency and optimisation

  • Research to inform the impact of rolling resistance on air quality and CO2E emissions

  • Active and multi modal travel

  • Research to inform continual improvement in winter and other severe weather service operations

Highway asset management, maintenance and operations

  • Strategic advice on the operation and maintenance of road networks

  • Management of current live Operations and Maintenance contracts

  • Investment support PPP/PFI

  • Asset management plans/lifecycle plans and whole life costing

  • Efficiency, lean and value management consultancy

Road user compliance and human factors

  • Road trials of technology to monitor road user behaviour

  • Driving simulator research to evaluate road user comprehension

  • Evaluation of occupational standards for Network Rail

Recent projects include:

  • Analysis and reporting of STATS 19 data and development of safety improvement initiatives (Highways England)

  • Stakeholder engagement and research to inform government policy on registration and testing of towed vehicles (DfT)

  • Development of the asset maintenance and asset inspection requirements for the new DMRB (Highways England)

  • Asset management strategy. (KSA and Dubai)

  • Reviewing and enhancing current inspection & maintenance practices utilising innovative technology / AI (Dubai)

  • Analysis of asset condition data to develop a prioritised forward programmes of maintenance (Telford & Wrekin Council)

  • Development of the operational requirements for severe weather (Highways England)

  • Driving simulator trials of revised sign design for roadworks, and alternative traffic management for All Lane Running (Highways England)

Minimum Requirements :

Our work is client-focused, often with a strong commercial basis. We are a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in science, engineering, sustainability, and commercial. Consequently, we have the capability, expertise, and mindset to develop solutions applicable to a wide range of problems. We are looking to strengthen our Strategic Consultancy team with graduates to fulfill the following responsibilities:

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

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

  • Contribute enthusiastically and constructively to team, project and client meetings

  • Actively promote and introduce new and better ways of working to stimulate innovation

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

  • Use computer software to analyse data and present findings

Prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team

  • Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus.


Preferred Qualifications :

  • BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Geography or BSc Transport Planning with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent) or above

  • Masters or doctorate in a related field would be an advantage

  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage

  • Willing and able to work towards chartership with the relevant professional institution

  • Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Power BI

  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback

  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, with ambition, tenacity and drive

  • Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team

  • Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072487

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Planning