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4 months ago
Aecom
Location: Nottingham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Nottinghamshire, Nottingham

Job Summary

The Asset Advisory / Intelligent Infrastructure team sit in our national Asset Management group and lead our portfolio of rail asset management and research & development consultancy services. With an increasing global market in this field, a growing portfolio of high-profile research projects in the UK and accelerated client investment in new technologies, we are recruiting a Principal Rail Research / Asset Advisory Consultant to help deliver and grow this service offering for our key infrastructure clients.

The Principal Rail Research / Asset Advisory Consultant will

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Help develop the strategy, growth and development of our rail research and asset advisory consultancy offering, commercialising innovation when in line with business strategy, and partnering with academia / niche suppliers to develop solutions that address our transportation client’s future challenges.

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Act as a focal point for AECOM research & development and innovation in the rail end market.

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provide technical, commercial and management support in terms of work winning, opportunity tracking / development, bid production and development of business plans and strategy.

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provide mentoring and developing staff competencies and capability within the discipline

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actively participate in research project delivery and contributes to the growth of the discipline.

Job Duties include:

Project and Quality Delivery:

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Oversee the technical quality of work carried out by the discipline and ensure that a consistent and acceptable level of quality is provided across the discipline as a whole.

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Carry out lessons learned reviews and instil a culture of continuous improvement. Ensure that an appropriate level of auditing of discipline outputs is carried out.

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Be actively involved in project delivery and ensure that sold time is achieved in line with business targets.

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Participate in Safety and Quality management meetings as appropriate and contribute to the direction of the discipline within the sector.

Staff Development:

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Ensure that all staff in the discipline are appropriately ranked in terms of skills and technical competence and maintain adequate records to monitor this. Ensure that all relevant licences are kept up to date and that staff are briefed on technical and technology developments in the disciplines. Provide guidance in further development of staff training.

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Be responsible and manage all direct reports including staff appraisals, training, annual pay and promotions and succession planning

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Ensure all discipline staff understands their responsibilities relating to health & safety, quality and sustainability, and that the policy statement and guiding principles are communicated and understood.

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Be actively involved in the identification of and subsequent development of Graduates and Apprentices within the discipline. Ensure that appropriate levels of mentorship and guidance are being provided towards achieving professional status.

Bidding / Work Winning and Growth:

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Work with the Director (Asset Management Group), Rail Regional Directors, Asset Management Discipline leads and other end market asset management / innovation leads to develop a plan for growth for Asset Advisory / Research consultancy in the rail end market with a three year horizon based on market trends and pipeline opportunities.

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Proactively be involved in bids to ensure that the discipline input is properly and adequately represented and that interfaces with other disciplines and stakeholders are adequately identified and managed.

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Ensure robust technical bid preparation.

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Ensure that work winning effort is focussed on providing work for the discipline. Prepare and publish monthly charts showing resource needs based on secured and potential work.

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Provide management reports as required with a monthly update of progress against plan.

Resourcing:

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Manage the discipline staff and equipment resources in a pro-active way to ensure that all projects are adequately resourced

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Where appropriate work with overseas work share centres and with the supply chain to ensure that adequate resources are available to suit Client needs. In particular, work with overseas work share centres to develop the skills and quality of service provision from these centres.

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Ensure that a realistic representation of the discipline resource needs is prepared.

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Be visible across all offices where staff in the discipline are located and ensure that an appropriate level of leadership is provided.

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Arrange and chair bi-monthly meetings involving key discipline staff and communicate matters arising.

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Be actively involved in the recruitment of staff by the identification of resource gaps and ensure that these gaps are filled with appropriately skilled and experienced staff.

Client Engagement:

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To be recognised externally in the rail R&D / asset management industry and participate in conferences, meetings and other industry events. Promote externally the capacity and capability of the discipline team and actively seek project and service opportunities.

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Write and deliver papers to promote the level of expertise available within the business.

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Maintain close, personal, contact with key clients undertaking a formal programme of local client reviews on a regular basis. Have a detailed understanding of the research market.

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Work closely with other business lines and end markets to promote the whole of AECOM’s rail research capability and portfolio to clients.

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Develop relationships with UKRRIN partners, universities and other rail research stakeholders (RSSB, DfT, Innovate UK etc) to identify future opportunities for rail R&D and innovation collaboration.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

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Experience in research consultancy, innovation commercialisation and / or other asset management consultancy services

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A champion of the discipline with excellent cross sector industry knowledge in the rail sector

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Ability to facilitate growth within the discipline and be recognised externally by Clients

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Working knowledge of relevant asset management standards desirable

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Ideally Chartered with a relevant professional body (e.g. IAM)

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PhD in relevant discipline or practical research background

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Nottingham base of operations

Preferred Qualifications

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Ideally Chartered with a relevant professional body

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PhD in relevant discipline

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Nottingham base of operations

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 205481BR

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.

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