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2018-02-152018-03-17

Principal Social Consultant

Aecom
London
  • Job Code
    23339-1226694
Company AECOM

Job Title: Principal Social Consultant

JobID: 23339-1226694

Location: London, GBR

Description: **Business Line** Environment

**Position Title** Principal Social Consultant

United Kingdom - London

London

**Job Summary**

AECOM’s UK Environment & Planning team is looking to recruit a Senior Social Consultant professional.

As an integral member of the International Environmental and Social (E&S) Team based in London you will be involved in the delivery of social consulting services to our private sector clients for international projects. Our work helps clients deliver their projects in socially sustainable ways, leading to better outcomes for projects and communities. Our staff gain experience on some of the world’s largest and most challenging projects, working with a diversity of clients and communities in different countries, and across many sectors including oil and gas, power, infrastructure and mining.

Working as either a member of a multidisciplinary team, or directly for clients, you will contribute to the delivery of the social component of projects. This might include developing and implementing social baseline methods (including executing survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, innovative community and stakeholder engagement exercises etc.), assessments of social impacts, defining mitigation measures, determining permitting and regulatory compliance of proposed and/or existing operations, and assisting clients to meet the standards of international lenders. You will also be involved in aiding corporate clients to design social management plans and develop community investment or CSR policies.

Job Responsibilities:

+ Working as either a member of a multidisciplinary team, or directly for clients, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of the social component of projects. This might include:

+ Leading the Social component of an ESDD exercise for lenders

+ Developing methodologies for defining the social baseline (including executing survey questionnaires, focus group discussions, innovative community and stakeholder engagement exercises etc.),

+ Conducting assessments of social impacts,

+ Defining mitigation measures,

+ Determining permitting and regulatory compliance of proposed and/or existing operations

+ Assisting clients to meet the standards of international lenders.

+ Aiding corporate clients to design community investment and CSR policies

+ Developing social management plans (e.g. RAPs, compensation plans, and community development plans).

+ Delivering work through clearly written reports, and, as part of the project team, presentations to clients.

+ Task management, including coordination and financial management of surveys and local staff.

+ Aid in compiling major proposals in a coordinating capacity.

**Minimum Requirements**

+ You must have international experience outside of UK including some experience in project assessment and evaluation against international standards, such as the IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, World Bank Safeguard Policies, and/or European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Performance Requirements.

+ You will also have experience with a range of social impact assessment, mitigation and management methodologies for ESIA, as well as a demonstrable specialism in one or more areas of the social discipline, e.g labour management, resettlement, influx, local content, community investment..

+ You will have good communication skills both verbal and written, including demonstrable experience with developing comprehensive written reports.

+ Competency in a second language, spoken including French, Russian, Spanish or Arabic, would be advantageous.

+ You will be required to travel internationally, occasionally at short notice, but will be UK based.

+ For a Senior Social Consultant role you will have demonstrable experience of designing and implementing social consulting projects, including budgeting and task management. For this role you should also have a robust understanding of international standards, with strong experience in ESIA and / or resettlement.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ The successful candidate would ideally have a post-graduate qualification related to social development. Candidates with a relevant under-graduate degree and a comprehensive level of practical experience will also be considered.

**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_** _Sciences_

**_Country_** _United Kingdom_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _177485BR_

_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._



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