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15 days ago
Aecom
Location: Basingstoke
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Environmental
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

Are you a proven leader with a passion for helping individuals and teams thrive? Do you have a proven track record of leading stakeholder engagement, consultation or communications support for complex or high-profile projects?

We are seeking an individual with this experience and the vision to lead our rapidly growing stakeholder engagement practice in the UK.

You will be responsible for overall leadership of the team and responsibility for its strategic direction, financial performance and the development and wellbeing of the team. You will also provide strategic support and senior client liaison on a variety of projects.

The role reports to Environment and Sustainability Business Unit Director.

The team

With over 35 employees across the UK, AECOM’s Stakeholder Engagement team plays a key role in delivering major infrastructure and other development projects.

The team focusses on provision of engagement, consultation and communications services to support the consenting or construction phase of major development projects. We have been involved in a range of high-profile projects in the UK including:

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HS2, Phases 1 and 2;

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East West Rail;

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Luton Airport expansion

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Multiple major schemes for Highways England including: A303 Stonehenge, M54, A27 and A428;

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Major infrastructure upgrade works at Waterloo and Kings Cross stations and on the Transpennine route for Network Rail and support for proposals to re-open the Northumberland Line to passenger services;

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Multiple developments for Homes England across the UK;

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Thames Tideway Tunnel for Thames Water; and

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Multiple energy and waste management facilities across the UK.

The role

As leader of the AECOM’s Stakeholder Engagement practice in the UK, you will be responsible for overall leadership of the team and its strategic direction. Other responsibilities will include:

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Overall financial and technical performance of the team;

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Strategic leadership of new business and marketing initiatives and management of large bids;

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Provision of strategic support and client liaison to help drive successful project outcomes;

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Proactive promotion of AECOM’s stakeholder engagement service to both internal and external audiences; and

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Working collaboratively with team’s across AECOM’s UK business to seek and realise opportunities.

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Resource allocation, efficient delivery and project management of projects

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Recruitment, development and wellbeing of all staff in the team;

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Staff training, development and career planning

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Line management and compensation planning

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Client account management and business development

Minimum Requirements

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Successful leadership of high-performing teams, with proven ability to build and maintain a collaborative culture;

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Proven experience of successfully delivering stakeholder engagement, statutory consultation or communications support for multiple complex projects, ideally related to infrastructure development;

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A passion for helping people develop and maximise their potential with proven ability to provide both one-to-one mentoring and ongoing guidance and technical advice to support more junior staff;

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Passionate about delivering innovative and effective communications with exceptional personal communication skills;

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Confident engaging with people in different sectors and disciplines, presenting to peers and clients and in managing difficult conversations with clients and colleagues; and

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Willingness to travel and work flexibly.

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Experience or interest in sectors relevant to AECOM’s business (environment, transport, energy, water, urban development);

Preferred Qualifications

TBC

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245239BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK - St Albans, Hertfordshire, South East, Hertfordshire, South East

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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