Principle Consultant - AR&M

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    £75000 - £95000 per annum

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    Andras Horvath

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iO Associates are partnered with a distinguished consultancy dedicated to enhancing client value through strategic investments in new and existing physical assets. Their mission is to make a positive impact on our world by minimising waste and inefficiency in the creation and utilisation of physical asset portfolios, contributing to the responsible use of our planet's valuable resources.

They are at the forefront of shaping and executing some of the UK's most critical and exhilarating projects, catering to top-tier companies and national government and public sector organisations.

Comprising a team of talented and ambitious individuals, they take pride in delivering exceptional outcomes for their clients.

Position: Principal Consultant

As client projects experience rapid growth, we are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Principal Consultant to play a pivotal role in this fast-growing company. This opportunity offers the chance for substantial personal development and career enhancement based on performance.


  • Lead the delivery of Availability, Reliability, and Maintainability (AR&M) services.
  • Provide authoritative communication at senior executive levels to guide strategic decisions on capital projects and operations.
  • Contribute actively to business growth and development, supporting current client projects and initiatives.
  • Utilise strong business development skills and ideally bring a client following.
  • Lead client project teams, deliver AR&M studies, and foster technical capability development.
  • Produce client advice and outputs, including presentations and written reports.
  • Conduct workshops and meetings with diverse audiences.
  • Build and maintain relationships with existing clients while developing new business opportunities.
  • Manage teams, ensuring operational effectiveness and contributing to the strategic development of the business.


  • 10+ years of experience in AR&M advisory.
  • Senior consultant or leadership position in manufacturing, Oil and Gas, infrastructure, defence or a similar organisation.
  • Led reliability improvement programs for large clients across multiple sites or geographies.
  • Experience with RCM, RCA, FMEA, and implementation of PAS55 and/or ISO 55000.
  • Proven success in leading teams, projects, and client relationships.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong business development track record and market focus/relationships.
  • Desire to take responsibility for growing a successful consultancy and contributing to overall company development.
  • Willingness to travel and work on client sites with overnight stays (expenses covered).
  • Full UK driving license and UK passport holder.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or postgraduate level qualification in relevant areas: Engineering (Mechanical, Materials, Aerospace, etc.), Physics, Mathematics, or similar.
  • Membership in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers or a similar organisation.

Employment Details:

  • UK security clearance required preferable.
  • Must be a UK passport holder with the right to work and at least 5 years continuous residence.


We value diversity and welcome applications from individuals with alternative, relevant experience. If you believe you possess the skills to contribute to our mission, please apply below for an initial discussion.