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18th February 2021

Principal Consultant

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Location: Newcastle or Dundee

Deadline: 25th February 2021

Could you help shape a brighter future?

We are looking for ambitious and experienced consultants who can take leading roles in winning and delivering projects.

Urban Foresight is the UK’s leading place-based innovation consultancy. We are a mission driven business that works with ambitious clients around the world on projects to improve lives, protect the environment and deliver new economic opportunities.

Our success is based on a multi-disciplinary team with shared values and diverse expertise across a range of sectors. We think deeply about how to turn big ideas into actions that can have a lasting and transformational impact.

The Role

We have a number of opportunities for experienced individuals to lead projects focused on smart cities, place-based innovation and digital transformation.

Roles would ideally be located in either our Newcastle or Dundee office. Other locations may be considered for outstanding candidates.

You will be responsible for:

  • management and delivery of projects for public sector clients
  • leading input from a team of consultants
  • business development to win new work

We have a uniquely varied and exciting project portfolio, making each project different, often challenging, but always rewarding.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate would have:

  • substantial experience of working as an external consultant to successfully deliver projects for public and private sector clients;
  • substantial knowledge of one of the subject areas to which we are looking to recruit;
  • experience of developing business cases, strategies, feasibility studies and expert reports related to urban services and infrastructure;
  • experience of working with stakeholders to build trust, confidence and support for innovation projects;
  • a track record of successful business development and proposal writing in a consultancy business;
  • good working knowledge of emerging technologies, business models and public policy.

Applications should be made in the form of a full CV and supporting statement explaining your reasons for applying, sent to: people@urbanforesight.org by 25th February 2021. Please indicate your salary expectations and notice period.

Urban Foresight strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.