Role: Transport Consulting – Decarbonisation Lead

Note: This vacancy is now closed.

  • UK
  • Excellent salary and benefits package

Note: this role can be based at any of our UK offices – Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham or York and accommodates and requires flexible working arrangements

About GHD

With more than 10,000 people around the globe GHD is a leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting firm, servicing clients across five continents. GHD’s core service sectors include water, energy & resources, environment, property & buildings and transportation, and our people share a passion for successful project delivery, innovative consultancy and exceptional results.

About the Position

The world is rapidly changing and we at GHD are seeking to deliver outcomes, value propositions and services to meet global challenges; this includes the necessary changes to our energy systems and transport networks to meet and accelerate the achievement of national and international decarbonisation goals.

For this ‘Future Energy’ landscape it will touch on changes to the production and consumption across all of the sectors in which we, as a business, operate. In particular, our focus on energy, water and communities.

For the transport sector, in which decarbonisation themes are likely to drive significant change in all aspects of our transport systems and infrastructure, whether that be in the electrification of our rail systems, the adoption of hydrogen as a transport fuel, the development of biofuels for aviation, or the opportunities for and impact of greater use of electric vehicles in road transport. It also means existing owners, operators, and stakeholders across the Transportation market working toward their own decarbonisation goals to help achieve net zero.

There are many parts to this picture, including:

  • The development and commercial application of new low-carbon technologies.
  • The use of data analytics to inform strategic planning and business models and operation.
  • The closer integration of transport systems with other infrastructure (an example being in the electrical infrastructure needed for charging of electric vehicles).
  • The decarbonisation of freight, including international ports and shipping operations.
  • The holistic approach and collaborative efforts required to meeting international and national goals.

GHD is active in all segments of the transportation market and the EMEA team has a focused approach across rail, highways, aviation and defence, major projects and freight. Our service capabilities and influence in the market is growing with leading expertise in:

  • Urban design and transport planning solutions,
  • the design and management of rail infrastructure and rail systems,
  • infrastructure investment and economics,
  • strategic insights and asset management,
  • data analytics and consulting regarding the movement of people and goods,
  • development and improvements across the aviation sector,
  • Logistics & infrastructure policy including the development and asset management of ports and logistics.

In this context, we are looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active and forward-thinking leader to drive forward the provision of GHD’s broad service offering and to own and create new value propositions and routes to market for Future Energy and Transport Decarbonisation. This will include with clients in all parts of this transportation market and sector landscape (rail, highways, aviation and defence, major projects and freight).

We are looking for candidates with skills and experience including;

  • Understanding and knowledge of the Decarbonisation agenda and market narrative for Transportation.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant parts of the UK transport system and insight into key strategic themes and opportunities for GHD.
  • Relevant service-led experience and client delivery for Decarbonisation projects and examples of outcomes, propositions and services delivered to clients in the Transportation market.
  • The ability to design and deliver outcomes, value propositions and service offerings to clients for Decarbonisation and against other sustainability initiatives (e.g. ESG, air quality)
  • Previous experience and good relationships with key public and private sector organisations to whom we can bring value and engage.
  • Existing contacts and client relationships in one or more of the transportation sectors described (rail, highways, aviation and defence, major projects and freight).

Why GHD?

Be a part of a high performing team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.

An opportunity to lead a new route to market and design and manage new value propositions, client engagements and support the growth and success of an energised and passionate team.