Stakeholder Engagement Consultant

Region:
Yorkshire and Humber
Vicinity:
Leeds
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Environmental Engineer
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
14/09/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
187933BR

The Stakeholder Engagement Service team is looking to recruit a consultant to support and deliver stakeholder engagement and consultation activity on a range of projects across the United Kingdom. The role will be based in London.

This role will initially encompass activities across two key areas:

assisting with the management and delivery of a range of stakeholder engagement projects, with a focus on pre-application consultation for infrastructure development projects; and

assisting with the growth of stakeholder engagement service capabilities across AECOM, with an initial focus on providing advice and support to teams across the UK working on infrastructure and other forms of development projects.

There will also be a need to building relationships with key contacts across AECOM’s wider business to identify and develop opportunities for co-operation specifically with the transportation, water and power sectors amongst others.

The team currently comes from a wide range of backgrounds. However, the ideal candidate will have direct stakeholder engagement and consultation experience on infrastructure or development projects, ideally in a consultant or agency role.

The Stakeholder Engagement Services team manages and delivers consultation, communications and stakeholder engagement on a range of high profile projects across the UK. This includes major road, rail, energy, waste, residential and mixed used development projects. The majority of the team’s work revolves around stakeholder engagement and consultation that takes place during the consenting or construction phase of a project. The team is growing rapidly and the successful candidate would join the team of 13 working in four AECOM offices across England.

The role will be based in London, but a willingness to travel to other AECOM and client offices to work on projects; build relationships and identify opportunities will be required. Some home working to maximise work efficiency and reduce time lost to travel could be included in the working arrangements.

The role will report directly to one of the senior members of the stakeholder engagement team. There will also be a need to report to other AECOM team members on specific projects

We have an impressive portfolio of major infrastructure and other development projects. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

  • A303 Stonehenge Development Consent Order – Highways England

  • Wessex Capacity Improvement Project – Network Rail

  • HS2

  • A number of high profile Highways England project in the Midlands

  • Lower Thames Crossing

Minimum Requirements

  • At least two years’ experience of delivering stakeholder engagement, community consultation and statutory consultation for development projects;

  • Experience of working in industry sectors relevant to AECOM’s business (eg energy, water, transport, residential development, commercial development etc);

  • Passionate about delivering effective communications;

  • High standard of personal communication skills and confidence to engage with people in different sector disciplines, present to peers and clients, and communicate with statutory and community stakeholders;

  • Knowledge of UK planning and environmental policy developments related to stakeholder participation and engagement would be an advantage; and

  • Willingness to travel and work flexibly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification is a degree, with a preference for one of the following subjects, Geography, History, Politics, English or equivalent.

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.

Closing Date:
26/10/2018

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