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Advisory Services Consultant


Advisory Services Consultant- London/ Solihull

Closing Date: 12th August 2020


We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.


We are seeking a Consultant to join our Midlands-based team - based at the Midlands Campus in Solihull - to work on a range of advisory projects in highways and rail, and assist in developing services in water and energy. The role will be suited to an individual with a keen interest and track record in the delivery of ambitious solutions and a background in infrastructure asset engineering.


This role is predominately a strategic planning consultant role where digital skills would also be vital. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, technically strong individual. You will support delivery of a pipeline of opportunities in key target clients including Highways England with involvement in national and potentially international commissions. The role will also significantly contribute to collaboration with the wider Advisory services across Arup and provide an opportunity to become involved in a wide variety of project across infrastructure clients.

The Role

This is a key role in the Midlands Infrastructure business supporting the growing Advisory Services stream of our business plan. Ideally having a background in civil or similar asset engineering and experience in applying your knowledge in an advisory context.

Working alongside and supporting our existing team of advisory and technical consultants – to strengthen our combined service offer to our clients. Reporting to the Midlands Advisory Lead, the key requirements of the role are:

  • Supporting the development of our Midlands Advisory team, helping them to build and support strong client relationships and command the confidence of others, internally and externally
  • Provide up-to-date knowledge of innovative thinking in the areas of strategic planning, asset information & digital innovation, regulation and resilience
  • Build relationships with Arup staff within technical sectors i.e. Highways, Rail, Water and Energy
  • Collaborate with clients on a wide range of technical issues, at all levels within the organisations

You will work in multi-disciplinary teams, typically comprising a mix of other competences. Team size varies depending on the scope and scale of our client’s briefs. It may be necessary to operate under a client secondment arrangement.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Have an understanding of the issues infrastructure owners/operators in the UK are facing
  • Awareness of the approach to forming and providing advice to clients; and interest in areas such as long-term investment planning, decision support, information management, risk and resilience, financial modelling, statistical analysis, and regulatory monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrable track record in delivering accurate, good quality technical advice in an engaging and consultative manner.
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving and decision making.
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and exhibit innovative thinking, whit good knowledge and experience of project management.
  • Developing analytical skills, including an ability to analyse and draw insight from business data.
  • Ability to write succinct and accurate reports
  • Demonstrates leadership, collaboration, hands-on approach, and the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, matrixed company


  • You will have an appropriate university degree or equivalent qualification
  • Be working towards chartered status with a relevant professional institution


Reward and Benefits


We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.


Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.  You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.


In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance. 


Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.


At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent,  a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle -  we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so  if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role. 

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

For more information please apply

Closing Date: 12th August 2020

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