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Multiple locations
London, United Kingdom
Madrid, Spain
JOB #R2300299

Aviation Manager

Aviation is a vibrant, dynamic industry that generates economic growth, supports employment, facilitates international trade and tourism and brings people together. But aviation is also facing numerous, complex issues. Join ICF’s Aviation practice as we help clients navigate industry challenges, be it rebuilding tourism and connectivity after Covid, advising policy makers on how to facilitate industry decarbonisation, delivering digital modernisation solutions or maximising returns on investment.

ICFs aviation practice is one of the world's largest specialist aviation consulting teams. Aviation is, by its nature, a global industry, and from our offices in the UK, US, India and Spain, we work together as a single global team to offer a truly global solution to our clients. As a member of our consulting team you will have the opportunity to work on projects across all regions and service lines, including opportunities for travel.  A more complete description of ICF experience and capabilities can be seen by visiting our web site,

The Role:

We are looking for Managers to join our fast-growing Aviation, Travel and Tourism consulting division. In this role you’ll have responsibility for day-to-day management of consultancy projects, including acting as the point of contact for clients, helping develop solutions to problems using a variety of analytical techniques, ensuring appropriate project management procedures are in place and providing guidance to junior staff.

Whilst our consultants are expected to have a holistic knowledge of the wider aviation industry, Managers may choose to align with one of our 3 practices: Airports & Tourism, Airlines & MRO, and Aviation Finance. We welcome candidates with a proven track record in any of these areas, be it directly within consulting, the Aviation sector or in a related sector.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage consulting teams and ensure timely delivery of solutions on client-based projects;

  • Act as the day-to-day point of contact with Clients, and build long-term trusted relationships;

  • Manage the development of reports and presentations to synthesize and explain analyses;

  • Cultivate a high performing and inclusive team, mentoring and training junior staff;

  • Support business development initiatives by building a network of client relationships, working on proposals, attending conferences, and contributing to ICF’s thought leadership;

  • Build and maintain a culture of collaboration, both within Aviation and across ICF;

  • Develop project budgets, scopes of work and manage risk throughout the project lifecycle.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree educated from a reputable institution;

  • 5+ years of work experience in strategy consulting, commercial aviation, sustainability, operational transformation or aviation finance;

  • Demonstratable experience managing projects or initiatives, creating structured workflows;

  • People management experience, either via direct reports or oversight on a project basis;

  • Ability and willingness to travel for work as necessary.

Professional Skills:

  • Holistic knowledge of the wider aviation industry, including sustainability, is a plus;

  • Strong analytical aptitude and working knowledge of analytical or quantitative methods;

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written English communication skills;

  • Organises written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience;

  • Takes direction from senior leadership and then implements independently;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word & Excel);

  • Knowledge of other analytical and data visualisation tools a plus (PowerBI, Python, SQL);


About us:

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. 

Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion.  

The benefits of joining ICF:

Our people at ICF are our most important asset, so we invest in them from the moment they arrive. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well.


We offer a hybrid working policy, which will provide you with the flexibility to collaborate in the office, as well as in the comfort of your own home, ensuring you are able to successfully deliver the requirements of your role.


To support you, our employee wellbeing hub is designed to provide highly personalised support across a comprehensive range of wellbeing issues, such as mind, body, finances, community, career programs and HR support.


We enjoy celebrating success, which is why we have a competitive recognition program called ‘You Matter’, which awards points as a ‘thank you’ for your work achievements. These can be spent on a large variety of high-quality items, as well as online or high-street vouchers, all with zero tax payable by the employee.


ICF also offers a range of competitive benefits, which include:

  • Single Private Medical Insurance cover with no restrictions on existing conditions.
  • Dental insurance and an online GP service.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus UK bank holidays (annual leave increases with years of service).
  • Pension scheme with 5% of salary employer contribution
  • Life assurance paying 4x annual salary and Group Income Protection paying 66% of salary for up to 5 years if you are off work on long-term sick.
  • Enhanced parental leave policies, enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay.

London, United Kingdom (GB75)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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