AECOM Graduate Consultant, Ergonomics/Human Factors - UK in Manchester, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds
Job Title: Graduate Consultant, Human Factors
Business: Environment and Sustainability
Location Options: Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Chesterfield, London-Croydon, Leeds, London-Aldgate, Manchester, Nottingham, St Albans
Opening & Closing Date: Apply as early as possible because candidates are selected on a rolling recruitment basis for either immediate starts or advanced offers
Our continued success depends on you – the next generation of specialists who will help steer the world towards a better future for communities and the environment, though collaboration, expert knowledge and daring to think differently.
We’re looking for someone who is committed to tackling human factors and equality challenges, ideally with knowledge of rail and/or highways, as well as equality policy, guidance, and good practice more generally.
As a Graduate Consultant in our Impact Assessment Practice Area (IAPA), you will be involved in research and analysis, combining desk studies with site visits. You’ll employ your creativity to develop ideas and solutions to deliver effective human factors outcomes and further equality in design.
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of efforts to address the key issues facing society, including decarbonising infrastructure and achieving net zero, reversing the decline in biodiversity, tackling the housing crisis, and promoting community wellbeing.
Our human factors and accessibility work include:
Human factors and ergonomics support for rail enhancement projects, including new stations, station upgrades, and signalling control room studies
Supporting research studies for National Highways, including good practice reviews, driving simulator studies, site audits, and pilot trials
Maintenance studies for buildings and large-scale infrastructure projects
Disabled accessibility guidance for building refurbishment and new building projects
Accessibility audits of existing buildings and other built environments
Supporting equalities impact assessments, and broader social impact and social-value related work
IAPA is part of the Environment & Sustainability (E&S) business, which has a workforce of some 730 staff across the UK and Republic of Ireland. E&S provides environment and sustainability solutions for public and private sector clients and is at the forefront of efforts to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergencies. It comprises the following practice areas: Acoustics; Air Quality; Ecology; Geospatial & Data Services; Heritage; Landscape; Water Environment; Impact Assessment; Planning; Climate Change, Sustainability & Resilience; Stakeholder Engagement; and ESIA & ESDD (international environment and sustainability work).
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations 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 aecom.com and @AECOM.
When you start with AECOM, we will pair you with a senior member of the team who will guide and mentor you through your initial period of working on live projects and business development proposals.
Your responsibilities will include:
Supporting project directors and managers and wider project teams in the delivery of human factors and ergonomics guidance
Assembling and analysing data and carrying out desk-based studies and site visits
Assisting in the delivery of a wide range of project outputs including – for example, literature reviews, driver simulator assessments, task analyses, workload studies, accessibility audits, and equalities/diversity impact assessments
Participating in project team meetings, client meetings and internal meetings, including training sessions
Prioritising tasks and meeting commitments on an on-going basis and taking ownership and responsibility for the completion and quality of work
Assisting project directors and managers and wider project teams with the coordination of inputs from colleagues internally as well as external sub-consultants
Providing ideas and potential solutions for more effective human factors, equalities, and accessibility outcomes
Following sound project management principles and appreciating the need to work within project budgets
Keeping up to date with relevant human factors and accessibility legislation, policy, guidance, and best practice
Ensuring that health and safety issues are embedded in project delivery from the outset
Providing input to business development proposals (expression of interest and tender responses) and continuously improving our service offering to clients
Our graduate roles provide a fantastic opportunity to establish your career and gain valuable work experience helping to deliver challenging and high-profile projects. Your first role as a graduate sets the foundations for the rest of your career – AECOM will ensure you receive the training, mentoring and diversity of experience you need to set you on a path to success.
Our Graduate Development Programme (ADVANCE), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have more than 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK and Europe from more than 30 different disciplines – and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.
We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the CIEHF. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your progress and on-the-job training will be provided with the opportunity to work on live projects.
You’ll be delivering a wide range of projects within multi-disciplinary teams. You’ll need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and ambitious, as well as having…
A relevant first degree and, potentially, a relevant post-graduate degree in ergonomics or human factors.
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), ideally to Graduate level as a minimum.
Excellent research and report writing skills
Excellent numerical and analytical skills with the aptitude to understand and communicate complex technical information
Experience in assessing physical design issues to deliver ergonomics solutions and improve access for disabled people
Ability to produce diagrams or simple drawings to illustrate solutions
Ability to work as part of a team and the capacity to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders
Ability to work to deadlines, working flexibly under pressure and responding to changing project and programme demands
Understanding of how to help manage projects effectively
Strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proven organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to structure and prioritise the delivery of project outputs effectively while working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
A full and clean driving licence for site work visits/equipment set up, at times in remote locations
You will also be required to undergo UK security clearance as part of approval to work on some projects.
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 Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 254406BR
Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Nottingham Regan Way, UK - St. Albans
Clearance Required 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.