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AECOM Urban Planner / Project Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Company Description

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Description

The Urban + Planning group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented project manager for immediate employment in the Arlington, VA office. The project manager will lead or serve on multi-disciplinary planning projects for mainly military installations and federal agencies. As the lead of the project team, the project manager will develop creative and innovative solutions to address the Federal Government’s issues. The project manager will:

  • Be responsible for all project tasks included in the task order including schedule, data collection and analysis, workshop preparation, meeting facilitation, concept development, report writing and layout, graphics development, etc.

  • Coordinate project resources and staffing and task management

  • Manage client’s communications, expectations and requests consistently

  • Communicate effectively with project team and provide clear guidance

  • Ensure quality of reports and documents developed meets guidelines

  • Mentor staff to assist in their professional growth

  • Assist with preparation of proposals for planning projects

  • Contribute to client relationships and business development efforts

  • Introduce innovative ideas or processes to streamline project efforts

  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility with projects and assignments


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban & Regional Planning plus four (4) year s of experience

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must have project management skills and experience managing a project team

  • Proficient at public speaking, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as lead multi-disciplinary teams

  • Apt at developing creative and innovative graphics and project layouts

  • Proficient with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in urban and regional planning or related field

  • Experience with Sketchup Pro or other 3D software applications

  • AICP certification U(or certification track) preferred

  • LEED certification (or certification track) preferred

  • GISP certification (or certification track) preferred

  • Knowledge of military planning or military experience a plus

  • Excellent communication skills with clients and project teams

  • Positive outlook and can-do attitude approach to projects and teamwork

  • Exceptional writing, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities

  • Efficient and organized planner with an attention for detail

  • Flexible to adapt to evolving project requirements and client requests

Additional Information

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.

ReqID: J10045394

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning