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AECOM Principal Consultant (Operations & Maintenance) in Nottingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Nottinghamshire, Nottingham

Job Summary

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates an 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.

This is your chance to join our award-winning team to support our strong and diverse pipeline of work. We believe in having a better work-life balance by encouraging flexible and remote working, now and in the future.

We are committed to your personal and professional development. Whether that is supporting you in your chartership journey, broadening horizons or helping you to achieve your career goals.

AECOM are currently seeking a Principal Consultant (highways operations and maintenance) to join our team of experts as their project portfolio continues to increase.

Our UK based Strategic Consultancy team undertakes a wide range of technical management consultancy projects. Our client range is diverse and includes national and private asset owners and operators, infrastructure construction organisations and environmental agencies.

We provide expertise in:

Transport Policy, Strategy and Safety:

  • Change Management

  • Development of maintenance contracts, including associated process & procedures and performance metrics

  • Improvement of Incident Management

  • Guidance, standards and specification development

  • Development and implementation of Litter Strategy

Sustainability & Resilience:

  • Climate change risk assessments and development of adaptation measures

  • Construction materials resource efficiency and optimisation

  • Measurement of carbon footprint of construction activities and development of management processes

  • Severe weather planning

  • Emergency Planning

Research & Innovation:

  • Technology trials

  • Traffic management research

  • Pavement engineering research

Highway Asset Management:

  • Strategic, tactical and operational advice

  • Investment support/Value Management

  • Whole life costing

  • Asset management plans/lifecycle plans

  • Efficiency, lean and value management

Human Factors:

  • Human factors and ergonomics design support

  • Human factors integration management

  • User insight qualitative and quantitative research

  • Disabled accessibility guidance

  • Wayfinding strategies

  • Development of industry good practice guidance

Our staff are multi-disciplinary with technical expertise in science, engineering, statistics and commercial aspects. Consequently, we have the capability, expertise and mindset to develop solutions applicable to a wide range of problems. Research is business focused, based on a comprehensive understanding of our clients' organisations, often with a strong commercial basis – we develop solutions that are deliverable.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Team Leader and other team members in delivering well-researched solutions on a variety of transportation and infrastructure based projects.

  • Source, review, collate and report information from a variety of sources

  • Take ownership for project tasks with direction from the Project Manager

  • Support Project Control functions acting as a Deputy Project Manager

  • Be able to contribute at a strategic level to clients' requirements

  • Develop novel bespoke solutions on a project-by-project basis

  • Display a positive attitude to all activities and tenacity to meet deadlines

  • Display initiative whilst consulting with colleagues when appropriate

  • Demonstrate the ability to exert influence over situations and resources

  • Demonstrate capability and judgment in the performance of tasks

  • Apply appropriate standards and technology in the performance of tasks

  • Work flexibly and contribute to the work and performance of the team

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients

  • Uphold the ethical and quality standards of AECOM

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive experience of working with government transport based clients (e.g. DfT, Highways England, Network Rail, London Underground, TfL, Transport Scotland, Office of Rail Regulation, Rail Safety and Standards Board, local authorities), or in a research establishment (including well respected universities).

  • Experience of task and project management including financial performance measurement and project controls.

  • Experience of providing engineering / technical management consultancy/research advice to such clients.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and stakeholder management skills.

  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills.

  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and exhibit innovative thinking.

  • Knowledge of the key issues and opportunities facing transportation in the UK.

  • Demonstrable discipline areas of interest are: transportation policy and strategy; O&M process, procedure and performance requirements; maintenance contracts and specifications; asset management including assessment of highways and rail renewal programmes; managed motorways expertise; lean construction; safety and simulations; transport operations; risk analysis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree / HND / HNC, ideally in a transport or civil engineering related discipline

  • Ideally Chartered in a relevant institution (e.g. ICE, MCIHT) but not essential for candidates that can demonstrate extensive practical experience

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 Engineering - Transportation - Roads + Highways

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246916BR

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.