Job Description

Job Role: Industry X  Capital Projects 

Career Level: Consultant / Manager  (CL9 & CL7)

Location: London (with expected travel) 

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.  We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

In Industry X we shape the future of making things, and the things we make. Our Industry X Team drives innovation by delivering the best-in-class management consultancy based on industrial experience maximised by the latest technologies. Evolution of industry practices have been witnessed with evolution of technology. We've been helping businesses embrace and implement the new for years; it is critical we apply this to manufacturers and products companies, service organizations and software companies, to fuel their next level of growth.

Management Consulting professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology, data and people to enable process improvements that build new value for clients. We focus on helping our clients achieve their ambitions for digital transformation within their core manufacturing and operations throughout the full lifecycle of their assets from capital projects through operations and ongoing support. We digitize, optimize and transform our clients’ traditional ways of planning, producing and shipping to be more agile and dynamic.

Accenture is a company that will allow you to learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that flourishes with shared success, innovative ways of thinking and enables boundary less opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

The Opportunity

Accenture is looking to recruit Infrastructure and Capital Projects practitioners within our Industry X consulting practice in the UK or Ireland with experience of Capital Project capabilities including: controls, planning & estimating, engineering change, risk management and optimisation. This role is focused on helping our clients achieve their ambitions for digital transformation whilst delivering greenfield and brownfield construction and engineering programmes. This includes working with colleagues across the Industry X practice to consider the full lifecycle of their assets from capital projects through operations, intelligent asset management and ongoing support. We digitize, optimize and transform our clients’ traditional ways of planning, producing and shipping to be more agile and dynamic.

In this role you will:

  • Help clients target and deliver value through the digital transformation their Capital Projects activities in context of their wider Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Operations objectives.
  • Help shape, sell and deliver projects that create tangible value – including current state assessments, seeing opportunities to increase efficiency, and developing solutions, business case and journey plans to achieve the right value led outcomes for the client.
  • Design future ways of working – operating models, business functions and processes, and technology, whilst working closely with business and technology strategists, process owners and domain experts.
  • Demonstrate digital technologies to enable clients’ future-state business capabilities and drive targeted business outcomes.
  • Develop enduring, trust-based relationships with people at all career levels, both professionally and personally, internally, and externally. This includes receiving and providing (based on experience) coaching and career development across the IX practice.
  • Use data and analytics to drive decision making, implement new ways of working and change operational behaviours.
  • Provide points of view on key industry challenges and trends and present an impetus for change in industry context.
  • Support and lead the development and refinement of offerings and collateral to support/promote sales and origination (overviews, case studies, account planning, marketing information).
  • Support and lead (depending on scale of opportunity) the sales process from origination to successful closing (including offering fine tuning, solution shaping, proposal preparation, client presentations).
  • Support client innovation workshops and use a human-centered approach to solve problems, frame opportunities and achieve innovation through collaboration and co-creation.


Job Qualifications

The Person

The successful candidate will be a hands-on consulting practitioner with good knowledge in Capital Projects related to Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Operations, whilst applying digital technologies combined with people, process and data to implement improvement programmes / projects within our target industries. Accenture seeks motivated professionals that are driven by the ability to solve client problems with insights and innovation and thrive in a highly collaborative environment where team success takes priority over individual metrics.

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Experience of successful delivery of complex and ambitious projects from a professional programme & project management (client facing) perspective to time, cost and quality objectives.
  • Consistent track record in winning work for themselves and their team, and delivering a high value programme or portfolio management service to the client (or demonstrable transferrable skills and experience).
  • An expertise of PMO systems and tools (e.g. integrated EPPM solutions such as the Oracle Primavera suite (P6, OPPM, Unifier & Oracle Aconex), Hexagon PPM Ecosys, Ares PRISM, reporting tools such as PowerBI), CDE solutions such as Business Collaborator/ SharePoint/ ProjectWise) with high levels of market and product knowledge.
  • Demonstrated success in defining and delivering broad technical solutions covering all facets and PMO management components
  • Analysing clients’ strategy, operating vision, business imperatives and capabilities.
  • In-depth experience with Capital Projects transformation and process redesign methods.
  • Knowledge of existing, new and emerging digital technologies and being able to practically apply them across Capital Projects processes.
  • Experience of implementing and utilising IT tools and systems in the delivery of complex projects and programmes, across a broad range of project management fields.
  • Experience of implementing PMO services for external clients.
  • Ability to create original concepts and theories for improving growth and efficiency through digital Capital Projects transformation.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Collaborating with client stakeholders to identify and prioritizing value opportunities and develop digital Capital Projects transformation roadmaps.
  • Developing the business case, solution architecture, and implementation roadmap for clients’ transformation journeys.
  • Providing strategic consultation to clients in defining or designing business capabilities, processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing, selling and enabling technologies based on business and end-user requirements
  • Work effectively as a supportive team member or a domain expert and have the ability to lead (dependent on scale and experience) delivery teams to improve contribution through different stages of a project lifecycle from initial assessments to solution launch to achieve project commercial objectives and client outcomes.

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

Set yourself apart:

  • Professional qualification in project management, such as the APM Registered Project Professional.
  • An engineering or science background or possess suitable experience in lieu of qualification.
  • Strong, validated capability in successful project, programme or portfolio management of complex schemes, especially during their development phase.
  • Experience of successful delivery of complex and ambitious projects from a professional programme & project management (client facing) perspective to time, cost and quality objectives.
  • Consistent track record in winning work for themselves and their team, and delivering a high value programme or portfolio management service to the client (or demonstrable transferrable skills and experience).
  • Capital Projects experience in one or more of the following industries:
    • Asset- and Energy-intensive industries including:
      • Energy, Utilities (water, power), Chemicals
    • Infrastructure and Networks including:
      • Road & Rail, Telecoms, Utilities (T&D), Construction Services
    • Manufacturing facilities including:
      • Aerospace & Defence
      • Life Sciences
      • Industrial Equipment
      • Consumer Goods & Services
      • Automotive
  • Has worked in consulting team delivery and depending on experience team leading roles with a track record of managing and delivering projects successfully on time and on budget
  • Has sales support experience with new clients or growing existing clients with experience in business development support, RFP response and consulting services sales.
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and social skills.
  • Proven track record to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of different types of business and operating models (existing, new, emerging and hybrid).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation and organization change management.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects.
  • Experience working in multidisciplined, high-performance work teams.
  • Exhibited skills in program management involving the coordination of resources and goals across multiple related work-streams
  • Experience developing and monitoring delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.
  • Willing to travel to domestic and international locations
  • Good client contacts and industry network is highly desirable

What’s in it for you:

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary and car allowance, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice! For senior roles additional bonus and equity awards are available.

Closing Date for Applications

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.




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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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