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AECOM Senior Consultant - Rail Planning in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Job Summary

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.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Consultant to join our Rail Planning team, part of our wider South West and Wales Transport Planning team. This is a new role, established to support our growing workload in the region.

Knowledge, experience and an interest in rail aspects of transport planning is essential. Typically, this role will involve working with clients both within and outside the rail industry, ranging from involvement in franchise bidding through to supporting third party rail scheme promoters. Our varied portfolio of work includes passenger demand forecasting, rail strategy development, scheme appraisal, market analysis, performance modelling and operational assessment.

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a mix of following skills:

  • have a strong background knowledge of UK rail industry structure

  • have the ability to handle the project management of smaller projects, including cost control and client liaison;

  • have an analytical mind and background;

  • have knowledge and experience in modelling, appraisal and evaluation of public transport schemes, including application of TAG/ WelTAG guidance.

  • have good working knowledge of standard rail industry modelling tools and techniques (such as Moira and/or Railsys), together with a strong understanding of the relative merits of approaches such as Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook principles versus more bespoke modelling;

  • have excellent spreadsheet skills;

  • have strong technical and report writing skills;

  • be able to explain technical concepts to others, including colleagues and clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree/Master Degree in relevant discipline.

  • Membership or working towards membership of a chartered professional institution such as CIHT, TPS, CILT or ICE.

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 Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265129BR

Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place

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.

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