Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Strategic Consultants

Nottingham. Multiple vacancies.

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AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at @AECOM.

Our UK based Strategic Consultancy team aims to transfer knowledge into policy and practice and delivers a wide range of research and development, technical and management consultancy projects. We undertake qualitative and quantitative research to inform the development of standards, processes, guidance and training. Our client base includes infrastructure construction organisations and national asset owners such as Highways England, Transport Scotland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. Our consultancy services include:

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Network safety, sustainability & resilience

  • Analysis of road collision data to inform the development of safety strategies and initiatives
  • Construction materials resource efficiency and optimisation
  • Research to inform the impact of rolling resistance on air quality and CO2E emissions
  • Active and multi modal travel
  • Research to inform continual improvement in winter and other severe weather service operations

Highway asset management, maintenance and operations

  • Strategic advice on the operation and maintenance of road networks
  • Management of current live Operations and Maintenance contracts
  • Investment support PPP/PFI
  • Asset management plans/lifecycle plans and whole life costing
  • Efficiency, lean and value management consultancy

Road user compliance and human factors

  • Road trials of technology to monitor road user behaviour
  • Driving simulator research to evaluate road user comprehension
  • Evaluation of occupational standards for Network Rail 

Job Responsibilities 

Our work is client-focused, often with a strong commercial basis. We are a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in science, engineering, sustainability and commercial. Consequently, we have the capability, expertise and mindset to develop solutions applicable to a wide range of problems. We are looking to strengthen our Strategic Consultancy team with graduates to fulfil the following responsibilities:

  • Source, review, collate and report information from a variety of sources
  • Take ownership for project tasks with direction from the Project Manager
  • Contribute enthusiastically and constructively to team, project and client meetings
  • Actively promote and introduce new and better ways of working to stimulate innovation
  • Develop novel bespoke solutions on a project-by-project basis
  • Use computer software to analyse data and present findings 


  • BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Geography or BSc Transport Planning with a 2:2 classification (or equivalent) or above
  • Masters or doctorate in a related field would be an advantage
  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage
  • Willing and able to work towards chartership with the relevant professional institution
  • Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Power BI
  • 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 subcontractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, with ambition, tenacity and drive
  • Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team
  • Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus.


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 multidisciplinary exposure. 


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 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Nottingham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Transport Planning

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