Consultant (Transport and/or Infrastructure)

London, United Kingdom Countrywide
28 Oct 2016
09 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 Consultants, early in their career, 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 will need to:

  • Hold a relevant degree (2:1 and above, or equivalent) in a numerate discipline such as economics, mathematics, business studies, engineering, science or operational research;
  • Be able to demonstrate exceptional analytical abilities and familiarity with analytical frameworks;
  • Be able to process large amounts of information quickly;
  • Possess excellent problem solving skills;
  • Have good and concise reporting skills;
  • Have an inquisitive mind;
  • 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 the many areas we operate with an eye for identifying synergies and future trends; and
  • Be comfortable presenting to clients and colleagues.

The successful candidate might also:

  • Hold a relevant post-graduate qualification (in transport or a numerate subject) or MBA;
  • Be experienced in the development of business models; including demand and revenue forecasting, feasibility studies, performance, business case and economic appraisal, construction and operating & maintenance costs;
  • Be familiar with risk and contract management;
  • Have an awareness of and practical experience in one or multiple industry standards (e.g. design and build standards, maintenance standards, asset management standards, operational standards, contract standards);
  • Have experience working with complex spreadsheets and/or familiarity with the principles of spreadsheet modelling best practice; and
  • Have some previous experience technical workstreams or managing projects with a large technical component.

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