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AECOM Design Manager - Transportation in Arlington, Virginia

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Design Manager for its Transportation Business Line to be based anywhere in the East Region. The East Region encompasses the Northeast (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI), New York, Mid-Atlantic (PA, NJ, MD, VA, WV) and Southeast (NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, FL) sub-regions. The ideal candidate will act as a Design Manager across the sub-regions for pursuits and projects using alternative delivery methods such as Progressive Design-Build, Design-Build, Construction Manager/General Contractor (“CM/GC”), or methods with early contractor involvement. They will have overall responsibility for these projects and coordination of all technical issues among various disciplines, including Highway, Bridge, Environmental, Traffic, and Public Involvement, as well as client management and project controls, including invoicing, schedule, and budget. The right candidate may also be asked to manage a portfolio of projects and act as the Client Account Manager (CAM) with responsibility to grow AECOM’s market share for that client.

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate the technical content of pursuits and projects across various disciplines and manage subconsultants.

  • Interface with clients using various forms of communication to organize and coordinate the design deliverables.

  • Ensure the overall project design is completed in accordance with the contract documents.

  • Manage and lead all aspects of the project, including technical, financial, schedule, and client satisfaction. Report to senior management on the project status on a regular basis.

  • Establish scope, work plan and work schedule and ensure this is communicated to the project staff and department managers.

  • Provide technical support during the construction phase.

  • Comply with company’s safety awareness program and policies.

  • Manage groups of engineers, designers and/or specialists towards development of design documents and contract deliverables with minimal guidance or supervision.

  • Assure conformance with contractual obligations by ensuring that design documents are reviewed and approved prior to release to the client.

  • Train, mentor and develop staff and support career growth opportunities for staff.

  • Manage marketing coordination and proposal preparation. Lead proposal interview teams.

  • Follow best practices to maximize profit while minimizing risk.

  • Ensure that QA/QC procedures are being implemented and ensure the technical quality of deliverables. Coordinate responses to the client’s comments.

  • Anticipate potential budget and schedule impacts and initiate plans for alternative actions.

  • Incorporate innovation in design and delivery.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with 10 years of relevant design experience within the transportation construction field or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license and be willing to obtain reciprocity in the jurisdiction of the projects.

  • Valid Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices. As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing alternative delivery methods or projects with early contractor involvement.

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience as engineer of record or lead designer.

  • Twenty (20) years of related design experience.

  • Recent Design-Build experience serving as Design Manager or Discipline Lead Engineer.

  • Established contractor client relationships.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

  • Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this opportunity.

  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $160,000-$240,000. Please note that this role can be based anywhere in the United States/Canada and compensation data will vary in each location, including higher or lower than the stated range.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

About AECOM

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10101574

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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