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12 months ago
Location: Altrincham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
Category: Transport and Highways Jobs
Business Line Transportation

Position Title Senior Consultants –Freight and Logistics

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester


Job Summary

e currently have vacancies for Seniors Consultants to join our busy team of freight and logistics experts based in Altrincham

Managing and improving the way in which freight moves is a crucial part of maintaining our economy and improving the quality of our lives. AECOM’s Freight Team works with clients to manage, plan and deliver travel and transport in ways that optimise environmental outcomes without compromising economic and social objectives.

The successful candidates will ideally be educated to degree level or above. An academic or hands-on freight logistics background would be helpful but not essential. Ambition, adaptability and excellent analytical and report writing skills are the key requirements.

AECOM’s Freight and Logistics Team offers a complete multi-modal service of freight research, feasibility, master-planning, performance review, site development and behavioural change programmes for the public and private sectors, delivering sustainable freight solutions with specific emphasis on measures that can have positive carbon outcomes.

Our clients include government agencies from around the world, the European Commission, regional authorities, private sector developers and operators of freight transport across all modes.

Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international projects and includes:


Highways England Project work


Fleet Operator Recognition scheme (FORS)


Freight strategy development


Construction sector work for TfL


Freight survey work for Transport Scotland


Logistics training needs for Irish Government


International Freight work

Minimum Requirements

Job/ Project Accountabilities

Candidates will be required to research, analyse and report on a range of quantitative and qualitative freight transport related projects. The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/ Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standards:


Prepare tender submissions


Act as Task Manager as necessary.


Develop detailed methodologies


Ability to produce guides, case studies and deliver presentations


Undertake data recording and analysis tasks


Manage the preparation of client reports, bringing together the contributions from other specialist areas of the business.

Financial Performance

Prepare fee proposal for senior management approval.


Review internal processes for effectiveness and efficiency and suggest possible areas for improvement where necessary.

As well as a degree level qualification or higher, experience and knowledge regarding the organisation of logistics, environmental impacts of freight transport, carbon management and sustainability issues is highly desirable. General skill requirements relate to the ability to communication, preparation presentations and reports, participating within project teams and personal organisation.

The following are also desirable:

Good understanding of statistics or the underlying principles sufficient to interpret quality of data / infer when conclusions can be drawn from surveys

Sound database / spreadsheet skills or preferably abilities in statistical / transport modelling software and the ability to handle large data sets

Good comprehension of freight policy and regulatory systems

Able to travel internationally

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

* Chartered member of the CILT and a degree level qualification or higher in a subject related to transport or business​

Further Desirable Requirements


Good understanding of statistics or the underlying principles sufficient to interpret quality of data/infer when conclusions can be drawn from surveys


Database/spreadsheet skills or preferably abilities in statistical/transport modelling software and the ability to handle large data sets Good comprehension of freight policy and regulatory systems


Able to travel internationally

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 173705BR

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