AECOM Workplace Consultant in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

Join the company that invented and continues to reinvent the world of workplace strategy and design

Strategy Plus (legacy DEGW) is the international organisation that started the debate about the role of workplace as a catalyst for organisational change over 40 years ago. We are passionate about innovation and forecasting the future of work, we use these insights to help drive change, from the chair to the city. We are looking for people who can contribute to the debate; who aren’t afraid to ask the big questions and can translate ideas into practical and achievable solutions for clients. As part of the world’s biggest design and engineering company, we can draw upon every discipline imaginable in developing solutions.

As well as our work and clients, our people and team culture are hugely important to us. We are looking for consultants who understand intrinsically that the work we do positively impacts the lives of people. We want people who thrive in a culture of trust and respect; who are equally good at pushing themselves to excel and supporting their team mates to do the same. We want self-starters, people who can see opportunities and don’t need to be told to act on them. We want people who will genuinely care about the wellbeing of our team and commit to doing their best for our clients.

Our workplace practice is constantly evolving, we work across sectors and scales including workplace, universities, sports stadiums, parliaments, museums, and cities. Our services include strategic briefing and planning of the built environment, building analysis, interior design, service design, user experience and change management.

Experience and Skills:


  • Led and developed key client accounts

  • Managed complex client relationships (MSAs, frameworks, global delivery, multiple-stakeholder projects, etc.)

  • Led on marketing activities including following up on leads, proposal writing and pitches; networking at events

Mentoring and People Development:

  • Source of workplace knowledge and experience for team

  • Led on initiatives for staff capability, training and skills development

  • Reviews quality of outputs

  • Mentored and supported staff in their personal and professional development

  • Built a strong sense of community to foster a cohesive team culture


  • Led and managed workplace projects successfully from inception to handover (design implementation) on all aspects (resources, budget, client relationship, deliverables, etc.)

  • Experienced in developing strategic briefs for workplaces on various scales (global delivery, global guidelines, campus, buildings, etc.)

  • Highly competent at facilitating user and client engagement activities (e.g. interviews and workshops)

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities effectively, often under time pressures

  • Managing fees, team resourcing and profit levels on projects.


  • Supporting workplace strategy directors in winning work and leading pitches

  • Working under director guidance to write fee proposals

  • Attending marketing events

  • Managing profitability on projects and managing people across projects

  • Line management of more junior consultants

Thought Leadership and Workplace Expertise:

  • Keen interest and deep knowledge of all things related to workplace

  • High-level of expertise in delivering workplace and / or briefing projects

  • Developed methodologies and tools to improve workplace strategy process

  • Exhibited innovation in developing workplace tools and/or delivering projects more effectively or efficiently

  • Ability to think strategically – an in depth understanding of client challenges and how workplace strategy and design can address them

  • Evidence of having produced high-quality content on projects for clients

  • Public speaking at industry events and / or publication of articles and research

Strategic Thinking and Analytical Skills:

  • Ability to think from both an organisational demand and building supply perspective with a good understanding of the relationship between the two

  • Ability to draw out the ‘story’ from data and present it in a clear and concise way

  • Equally adept at helping clients define a vision and creating an actionable plan to get there

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in Workplace Strategy

  • Demonstrable experience in leading complex workplace projects

  • Evidence of strong leadership and mentoring skills

  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills - able to convey complex ideas and messages in a simple and clear way

  • Responsible and self-assured

Optional Requirements

  • Preference for AutoCAD

  • Preference for space planning /(architectural) design background

  • Strong graphic skills – polished and professional output

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc/ MSc Degree or equivalent in a relevant Design or Social Sciences discipline

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.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190852BR

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.