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AECOM Industrial Advisory Senior Consultant - (Industrial Manufacturing Engineer) in Manchester, United Kingdom

Company Description

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Through the application of industrial expertise, our Industrial Advisory team acts as both a standalone business and supports AECOM projects in the UK&I region and also globally:

  • Our manufacturing knowledge has translated automotive practices and thinking into the construction and transportation industries.

  • Our factory gained automation and control experience brings new perspectives to transport infrastructure projects such as the rail and aviation industries.

  • Our Industrial Manufacturing Engineers using their knowledge and experience along with Lean and Six Sigma tools have further unlocked new thinking to make efficiencies for our clients in Defence, Aviation, Global Retail, Automotive and Construction.

We are currently recruiting for experienced professionals at both Senior and consultant levels reporting to an Industrial Advisory sector lead supporting our Industrial manufacturing process offering. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for ensuring the technical and commercial success of projects delivered.

Objective of the role:

To support development of a top performing Industrial manufacturing process capability within Industrial Advisory, that wins and delivers high value consultancy projects across a broad range of industries and to integrate Lean thinking across all the work that we deliver.

Job Duties:

The Industrial Advisory team is a key part of the Advisory Services. and as a member of the team you will:

  • Support development of the value propositions for Industrial Advisory capabilities applied into manufacturing environments but most significantly providing Manufacturing/Mechanical or digital inputs to propositions.

  • Support the development of innovative thought leadership that sets AECOM apart from its competitors.

  • Support the development of best practice methods and standards for manufacturing process improvements to apply throughout Advisory Services and into the wider AECOM organisation.

  • Develop a network throughout AECOM to promote Industrial Advisory into projects and with their clients.

  • Develop client relationships through project delivery and in support of business development.

  • Support the development of solutions to business/client challenges developed from a foundation of understanding or analysis of business practices and goals.

  • Collaborate with members of the Advisory Services teams to formulate strategy and develop exciting offerings that maximise the potential of the wider AECOM team.

  • Ensure projects delivered under your management are executed to quality, cost and time.


  • A background working as part of an in house manufacturing/engineering, project, or process improvement team; or as part of a machine / system integrator within Defence, Nuclear, Automotive or Areospace, or other highly regulated sectors.

  • Must already hold or be capable to apply for Security clearance of SC level (Resident in the UK for at least 5 years)

  • Demonstrable experience in relevant manufacturing/construction/logistics industries.

  • Automation/ robotics knowledge and experience

  • Mechanical handling experience including cranes

  • Manufacturing equipment design, layout planning or production process planning

  • Experience or be willing to develop consulting capacity and developing stakeholder relationships.

  • Demonstrate initiative and a desire for dealing with complex problems.

  • Able to listen to clients, understand and form compelling arguments for our services.

  • Flexible and willing to work away from the office to meet our client or business demands.

  • We envisage that the role will be Hybrid working linked to an AECOM office in either our Manchester, Nottingham, or Warrington offices around the North West of England, however there will be a need for regular travel to other locations, mainly across the UK, but also Europe and further afield as required.

Additional skills we value

  • Experienced, approachable leader, demonstrating strong leadership skills.

  • Strong coaching, training and influencing skills.

  • Some understanding of Continuous Improvement methods/processes and the application of Lean principles and Six Sigma to projects across different industries.

  • Some experience in leading improvement/change projects.


Ideally you will be qualified to HND level or above, or will have a minimum of five years’ experience working within the industry and be capable to demonstrate this knowledge. Membership of an appropriate professional body would be advantageous for this role.

Additional Information



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10106342

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid