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Consultant - Business Process

  • Job reference: AD-000821
  • Sector: Management Consultancy
  • Location: London, Cheltenham, Bristol
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Why not...

At Atkins we help our clients achieve genuine benefits from their business change programmes. We advise at senior levels on complex business problems, and take a hands-on role to ensure that solutions are delivered to realise the expected benefits of investments.

We're not like other management consultancies. Our wide, real-world expertise – delivering innovating projects across public and private sectors – means we know how to implement change in practice, not just on paper. We’re there to see change through from start to finish, whatever challenges arise. Helping our clients to respond well to the challenges and opportunities they face is a core skill for our Business Consultants.

We operate across a number of key sectors that align well with our engineering heritage; including Defence, Aerospace, Security, Energy, Utilities, Highways and the Public Sector.
Our Operational Improvement team within Business Consulting (BC) focuses on finding solutions that measurably improves the way our clients operate and deliver. We are people from diverse backgrounds enabling us to bring a unique point of view to our clients – we are passionate about their success and the value we can deliver.


This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview


Please attach a covering letter along with your CV to tell us why you are applying and how your skills and experience are right for this role.



The Role

We are looking for talented well-rounded people with a track record of delivering to high standards. You will be given significant responsibility and exposure to our clients and be expected to act as an ambassador for our business. You will be accountable for the overall quality and timeliness of the delivery of assignments and the role may also require you to lead an Atkins team responsible for specific project outputs. Our consultants are also expected to help develop and grow our business. This may include contributing to bids or managing a bid team, and developing new business propositions or researching potential new markets. We want you to help us grow our business by:

• Managing and working within multi-disciplinary teams (at our clients’ premises and in our Atkins’ offices) to deliver excellent results for or clients.
• Leading the analysis of processes and operations, using appropriate tools and techniques to identify improvements and/or efficiencies in accordance with client objectives. This will include facilitating workshops to engage people, gathering inputs to your analysis and sharing emerging ideas and conclusions.
• Preparing reports and presenting to a range of client stakeholders.
• Contributing to the development of Operational Improvement tools, techniques and methods that can be shared to build capabilities within our Operational Improvement team and Business Consulting practice.
• Contributing to Business Consulting (and wider business) sales – including bid development and sales presentations to clients.
• Supporting the development and delivery of marketing campaigns.

We are looking to grow our team and are looking for people across two key roles:

• Consultant level - ideal for those at the early stage of their consulting career; technical, academically qualified applicants with a keen interest in Operational Improvement or looking to transfer previous relevant experience into a consultancy environment.
• Senior Consultant level - for those with business consulting experience and/or looking to transfer significant relevant experience into a consultancy environment.

About you

Successful candidates will be given significant responsibility for working with our clients from day one. We are looking for people who can demonstrate the following capability and experience across the following areas:

Client Management

• You can build good and lasting relationships with clients at all levels in a business environment
• You are able to gain client trust and identify opportunities for adding further value to the client relationship
• You maintain a flexible attitude to working in a multi-disciplinary environment

Technical Delivery

• You have a degree or equivalent qualification; ideally in business / operational management; however significant relevant experience will also be considered.
• You have Lean and/or Six Sigma accreditation or equivalent process improvement experience.
• You have experience in analysing and re-designing processes / delivering process improvements.
• Ideally you will have experience in one or more of our key markets (Defence, Aerospace, Security, Energy, Utilities, Highways and the Public Sector)


• You are a strong team player and have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
• You can demonstrate an ability to transfer skills and knowledge to colleagues and clients.
• You are proactive and enjoy working with a variety of people, but also comfortable working independently.

Business Development

• You have experience of leading or contributing to the sale of management consulting work – including bid development and presentations
• You have supported the development and delivery of marketing campaigns or promotional events for consulting services.


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

You are required to be flexible in terms of work location and travel. If deployed at client site you should be geographically mobile and be prepared to work on-site anywhere in the UK.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

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