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At AECOM we have exciting opportunities in our Croydon and Manchester offices for a graduate to work within our Freight and Logistics Planning Team.

Our Freight and Logistics team provides specialist advice and support to private and public sector clients. AECOM speaks the language of the freight industry. We plan, design and deliver freight solutions.

AECOM – Delivering a better world

We’re listening to our clients and the communities we serve to improve lives and livelihoods, and to create sustainable legacies for generations to come.

As part of our AECOM Freight and Logistics Team, you will be involved in a wide variety of multimodal projects which include:

  • Logistics masterplanning
  • Delivery and servicing planning
  • Policy and regulation
  • Emission reduction
  • Freight and logistics research
  • Multi modal feasibility studies
  • Fleet reviews including alternative fuels

You will be mentored by industry specialists with ‘real world’ operational experience and given opportunities to grow your skill set.

We will, of course, provide you with all the training and support you need to progress your career and develop professionally. You will be working within a positive culture where learning and development is not only supported, but also actively promoted.

Job Responsibilities

Early work with us will typically be supporting senior staff with technical input into a variety of projects. In the freight team, key responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Assisting in data collection and analysis, including fieldwork
  • Undertaking consultation with the freight sector using a variety of approaches
  • Support senior team members in developing freight strategy, policy and research for a variety of clients
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports, presentations, bids and proposals
  • Attending meetings and workshops with clients and members of other disciplines.

Requirements

  • A Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Geography, Economics, Maths, or an MSc in Transport Planning with a 2:2 classification (or equivalent) or above
  • A Masters degree in Civil Engineering, Geography, Economics, Maths, or Transport Planning would be an advantage
  • Transport Planning modules or experience would be an advantage
  • Ability to demonstrate a good technical understanding of Transport Planning
  • Demonstrable interest in Transport Planning and developing a career in this industry
  • Willing and able to work towards chartership with the TPS, CIHT, or ICE
  • Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, with ambition and drive
  • Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
  • Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus

Training

Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our GDP forms a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Ireland, from over 40 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK & Ireland. We will push you to achieve the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Benefits

At AECOM, we aim to reward you not only with pay, but also with a range of benefits. Key benefits available to you in the United Kingdom and Ireland include (but are not limited to):

  • Bi-annual salary review while on the GDP
  • 25 days' annual leave, plus all public holidays, and the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • 2 paid corporate CSR days per year
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance, income protection (permanent staff only)
  • Flexible benefits such as childcare vouchers and gym membership discount
  • Pension scheme that also gives you access to MyMoneyWorks, which is designed to help you plan for your future goals and provide guidance and information on a range of financial products.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers access to advice on a wide range of topics, such as financial problems, legal matters, medical concerns and many other issues that can cause you concern or worry — available completely free of charge.
  • Eye care vouchers
  • 15 days' paid leave per annum for formally signed up reservists (AECOM is recognised as a Gold Employer by the Ministry of Defence for our work with the Armed Forces Covenant).

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Croydon and Manchester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Maths
  • Transport Planning

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