Principal Consultant (Transport and/or Infrastructure)

London, United Kingdom Countrywide
28 Oct 2016
18 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
LeighFisher, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jacobs, is a global business consulting firm with over 65 years of deep expertise in technical advisory, economic forecasting, and business consulting services. We have a proven success across the markets we serve. Our capabilities span transport (principally rail, other surface transport, and aviation), government services, infrastructure, and utilities.

We provide strategic and procurement advisory in all phases of the business life cycle, informed by our operational knowledge and deep functional expertise. By integrating both strategic and technical expertise we serve the "whole client" from the executive leadership to those who procure deliver projects and operations.

Driven by increasing demand for our services and an expanding portfolio of multi-million pound projects, we are seeking talented Principal Consultants, with significant relevant experience, to join our busy, vibrant team based in London Bridge.

As a result of our high standards, our clients rely on us as trusted advisors to provide strategic guidance and business planning support as they seek to optimise their operations. We are regarded by financial institutions as one of the leading providers of buy and sell side technical advisory services across transport-related infrastructure transactions, and pursue these opportunities in line with the market.

We help our clients to succeed by solving their toughest problems. Our Consultants play a vital role in delivering these solutions, and need to display high levels of analytical rigour alongside tenacity, agility and organisational skills on a daily basis.

The successful candidate(s) will:

  • Have experience of leading major projects and lead on small to medium-sized projects in areas such as: strategy development, due diligence, risk appraisal, project monitoring, demand, revenue and cost modelling, performance modelling, business case and economic appraisal;
  • Prepare technical reports for public and private sector clients;
  • Serve as project manager or technical lead for a significant volume of high quality profitable client work;
  • Effectively present high quality technical work to clients;
  • Be actively involved in the preparation of bids and marketing to win new projects for LeighFisher;
  • Pro-actively develop skills both on the job and from formal training and share knowledge with colleagues.

Essential requirements for this role:

  • A relevant degree (Class 2:1 or above) in a numerate discipline e.g. economics, mathematics, business, engineering, science or operational research;
  • Prior experience of leading the development and use of business models; including demand and revenue forecasting, crowding modelling, feasibility studies, performance, business case and economic appraisal, construction and operating & maintenance costs;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Experience of producing high quality technical reports for public and/or private sector clients;
  • Have experience in one or more related sectors (e.g. rail, aviation, ports and waterways, highways and toll roads, social infrastructure);
  • Have a keen interest in sectors we serve with an eye for identifying synergies and future trends; and
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team and to share ideas and expertise with team members to support ongoing learning and improvement.

Desirable characteristics for this role include:

  • A post-graduate Transport qualification or MBA;
  • Awareness and practical experience in the use of industry software, and knowledge of industry standards (e.g. design and build standards, maintenance standards, asset management standards, operational standards, contract standards, Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook);
  • Advanced user of spreadsheets, including a clear understanding and commitment to modelling best practice ;
  • Industry experience within a relevant sector; and
  • Knowledge of a second language.

The successful candidate will offer:

  • A desire to develop their career and progress quickly;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • A reliable and cooperative team player; and
  • Effective organisational and communication skills.

JACOBS/LeighFisher is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.