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

Job Summary

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 fulfil 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

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.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 274231BR

Additional Locations UK - Leeds

Clearance Required No

Virtual: 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.