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London, United Kingdom
JOB #R2202059

Senior Aviation Associate - Aircraft

ICF is a global consulting services company, but we are not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. The ICF London team incorporates experts from an array of specialty fields including aviation, energy, climate and sustainability, international development, policy research, marketing, public engagement and design thinking. Coupled with a strategic alignment with the Brussels, India and China teams, the ICF London office provides an ideal location from cross-team collaboration in multidisciplinary global projects and thought leadership.

ICFs aviation practice, led from the London office, is one of the world's largest specialist aviation consulting teams. The global organization provides consulting, strategic planning, and technical services to airlines, airports, service providers, investors, leasing companies, government agencies and manufacturers. The team’s industry experts are drawn from airline and airport management, academia, government, the investment community, and aviation consulting and services providers. This experience is augmented with technical expertise in applied operations and industry analysis, finance, marketing, data science and strategic planning.

A more complete description of ICF experience and capabilities can be seen by visiting our web site,

Job Description:

As a Senior Associate in the ICF Aviation team, you will be primarily responsible for delivering consultancy tasks in the aviation practice. The role will involve delivering solutions to problems using a variety of analytical and research techniques to support ICF delivery of large and-mid level projects. As a senior associate, oversight of smaller projects will also be required including the guidance of junior staff, handling day-to-day communication with clients, and project management.

The role is tailored for someone with a background in aviation with projects set to include aircraft lease cash flow forecasting, investment advisory and due diligence, asset valuation, network planning, traffic and revenue forecasting, air service development as well as reviewing and creating business plans for a range of carriers. Experience in analysis and research associated with aircraft finance and leasing, manufacturing and MRO, or sustainability and sustainable aviation fuel would be advantageous.

The role is considered cross-functional within ICF Aviation - supporting teams with delivery to clients across MRO, Airlines, Airports, Tourism organisations, governments, and non-government organisations, where skills and knowledge can lend value through collaboration across teams of specialists.

In time, you will also be expected to contribute to business development efforts by building a network of client relationships, working on proposals, attending conferences, and contributing to ICF’s thought leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a member of a consulting team on client-based projects

  • Gather, analyse, and interpret data in support of assessments

  • Write reports and presentations to synthesize and explain analyses

  • Become familiar with transportation industry data sources, analytical methods and current industry issues

  • Support development of intellectual property development projects

  • Support business development efforts, including proposal writing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree educated from a reputable institution.

  • 2+ years of work experience in commercial aviation, ideally with exposure to aircraft finance and leasing.

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

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

  • Exposure or knowledge of other analytical systems a plus but not essential (Python, R, SQL, MATLAB, EViews, etc).

Professional Skills:

  • Working knowledge of aviation and/or aircraft finance and leasing analytical methods.

  • Experience of using industry datasets.

  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English.

  • Works collaboratively with project team and client to achieve established goals.

  • Comfort operating within a flat organizational structure and agile working environment.


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 you arrive. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well.
  • ICF offer a hybrid working policy, that will offer you flexibility to collaborate in the office, as well as in the comfort of your own home, to successfully deliver the requirements of your role and the business.
  • The employee wellbeing hub, which was launched in January 20022, 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 also offer a unique and competitive recognition programme called ‘You Matter’, awarding points as a ‘thank you’ for your work achievements, which 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.
  • We encourage and provide continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning, development opportunities and career frameworks. 
  • ICF also offers a range of competitive benefits, which include, but not limited to the following:
    • Single Private Medical Insurance cover (Bupa), with no restrictions on providing treatment for existing medical conditions. Options available for broader partner or family level cover, plus we also offer dental insurance (Bupa) 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 (minimum employee contribution 4%).
    • 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 Riverscape (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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