AECOM Associate Research Analyst in Birmingham, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - London, London - UK
AECOM’s Cost Research team provides consistent, current, high-value market intelligence to the UK construction industry and strategic international markets, maintaining AECOM as the leading voice in the construction industry and delivering accurate and up-to-date market advice on capital projects.
Due to continued growth, the team is looking for an expert construction analyst to lead a number of the team’s outputs and work side-by-side with AECOM’s Cost Intelligence team to help find innovative solutions to client problems in a range of sectors across the UK.
The principal activities associated with the role include:
Using your deep understanding of construction techniques and the broad operating environment in major sectors of the UK construction industry to help form AECOM’s view on key market variables, including construction inflation, contractor’s on-costs and other industry benchmarks
Capture and consolidation of project cost information and market intelligence from across the UK, including indexation of priced commercial documents;
Developing & utilising relationships with supply chain members and utilising relevant data to improve market intelligence
Collaborating with market-facing sector teams to optimise the production of project benchmarking and cost models, encouraging consistency and sharing of innovation across sectors
Managing the analysis and compilation of the SPONS range of industry price books
Publishing market intelligence internally and externally
Analysing industry workload, construction prices and broader industry sources such as ONS to monitor and report on commodity price movements, labour cost trends and other market factors
Provision of project and consultancy advice related to the construction sector, including procurement, risk and business operations for example
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:
construction techniques, process and industry cost and carbon drivers
construction materials and techniques
contracts and contract management
construction commercial management
Demonstrable capability for:
logical, systematic and auditable analysis, research and output delivery
clear and accurate written communication
report writing for construction industry professionals
Ability to manage multiple workstreams and respond to changing demands
Proactive and driven approach to work, success creation and achieving deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability and confidence to work with a wide range of stakeholders
Awareness and understanding of the global, regional and local factors influencing construction delivery
Competency in Microsoft Office applications
AECOM operates an agile working policy, allowing the location of this role to be flexible.
- Full UK Driving Licence
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 Cost Management and Consulting Services
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 248789BR
Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cambridge - Wellbrook Court, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Oxford - Avalon House
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.