AECOM Design Principal in Arlington, Virginia
We will give you 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. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
AECOM is in search of a Design Principal to lead multiple concurrent design efforts and local design initiatives; client engagement and relationship building; coordinate design staff responsibilities; lead project pursuits and interviews; and perform recruitment, mentorship, and inspiration of the next generation of design staff in our Washington, DC area offices .
As a key project leader and champion for design, the Design Principal will:
Represent and advocate for the firm’s design ethos, approach, and brand
Lead design efforts and review design progress for multiple concurrent projects
Lead client engagement and design decision making
Promote a healthy and inclusive approach to design dialogue and critical discourse
Drive innovation through multi-disciplinary research and collaborations
Organize and lead multi-disciplinary design charrettes and reviews
Build relationships with academic institutions and industry organizations
Recruit, mentor, review and grow the next generation of design leadership
Lead business development and marketing efforts in coordination with Sector Leads
Coordinate with and support the Regional Design Principal on the implementation of strategic initiatives
AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.
With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.
Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.
Minimum Requirements :
BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and /or education
U.S. Citizenship is required due to the nature of this job
Preferred Qualifications :
Licensed architect with 15+ years as a designer including significant experience leading project design teams and client interactions
LEED accreditation preferred
Possession of a security clearance or ability to get one
Exceptional design portfolio with preference for experience in Government, Corporate Commercial, Higher-Education, and Transportation typologies
Proven ability to conceptualize, develop and implement innovative design solutions on a wide variety of projects
Design recognition as demonstrated through awards and publications
Exceptional presentation and client management skills
Ability to recruit, inspire and mentor design talent
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. 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.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
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.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Design