Business Case Consultants, Transport - Professional Services Team

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  • York St, Manchester M2 3BB, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

  • Are you driven by a desire to make a difference?
  • Are you comfortable engaging with and becoming a trusted adviser to clients from all levels of seniority?
  • Would you be keen to work collaboratively with diverse teams of experts and draw on your own experiences to develop and publicise insight that could shape thinking across a sector?
  • Is being able to shape your own career pathway and support the development of others through leading teams important to you?
  • Do you enjoy solving complex problems using logic, creativity, analytics and interpersonal skills to find appropriate solutions?

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Our core Delivery Team is PA’s Centre of Excellence for all project, programme and portfolio capability. The team has a great reputation for realising high value outcomes for our clients by supporting and leading delivery across the most critical projects, programmes and portfolios. Within this group is the Professional Services Team which work across defence, infrastructure, transport and public services sectors taking on client-facing roles on long-term assignments and working alongside consultancy teams. We specialise in Project Controls, Business Cases, Systems Engineering and Logistics, and we are looking to deepen and broaden these capabilities.

The PST is a growing and successful team delivering value and excellence within daily commuting range from home. We are looking to expand our Manchester office and will be delighted to receive applications from people in the North West.


We’re looking for team members with great interpersonal skills, who love working with others to deliver great outcomes for our clients. We value a diverse professional background, but we expect you to have a successful track record, be appropriately qualified (probably with a degree or equivalent professional qualifications), be an experienced specialist in one of our core capabilities or have the demonstrable aptitude to learn quickly. Specifically for Manchester, we are looking for consultants who have a good understanding of business cases and their practical application in both the design and delivery of complex transformation programmes within the Public Sector, covering transport, defence, central and local government, and delivery organisations. You will have a passion for using business case processes and economics to support evidence-based decision-making aimed at maximising the benefits realised through investment in public services.

The successful candidate(s) will need to think strategically, interacting with senior clients to communicate technical concepts in a compelling and accessible way. You should be familiar with business case methodology and using financial and economic models. You will have a strong track record of working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver tangible outcomes.

If you have some of the following skills and experience, we can offer the opportunity to make the most of them and to develop in other areas to build your career.

  • Experience of developing large (>£100m) public sector business cases for capital investment.
  • Experience of using HM Treasury Green Book and business case standards.
  • Better Business Cases accreditation
  • You’ll most likely have P3M experience, ideally in major procurements, infrastructure or technology programmes.
  • You’ll be committed to managing projects successfully and will probably have some of the AXELOS™ qualifications (eg PRINCE2, MSP, MoP), maybe you’ll have certifications in Agile, and you may have APM qualifications (eg ChPP, PPQ, PMQ) or be working towards these.
  • You’ll have been able to put your project management experience to good use and may have used Project Controls tools such as Primavera or MS Project on a regular basis.
  • Experience of developing large (>£100m) public sector business cases for capital investment.
  • Strong analytical skills, with experience of using MS Excel and other modelling tools.
  • The ability to balance strategic, big picture, problem solving with project management disciplines.

Some of our clients require Security Clearance and it would be helpful if you already had this in place.

Additional Information

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region* We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Manchester