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AECOM Regional Drinking Water Technical Leader in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Description

How will you make your mark?

At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry’s best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development, and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide.

Discover your #H2Opportunity

Job Description

AECOM’s US East Region Water Business Line is actively seeking a Regional Drinking Water Technical Leader to provide technical leadership for project, support training and growth of staff, and support strategy and sale of AECOM’s services to this designated market sector.

All major US EAST locations will be considered.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the leader of AECOM East Region Water Business Line’s drinking water activities, in coordination with region business line leader, market sector leads, and division general manager(s). This includes providing technical leadership and support to project teams during the execution of projects, driving growth of the Drinking Water practice and business in the US East Region, and providing technical engagement/leadership with clients and the industry during pursuit of Drinking Water opportunities.

  • Executes the overall drinking water strategy across the East Region

  • Coordinate with Area Business Unit Managers and Area Market Sector leaders to establish growth strategy and drive growth

  • Support development of major pursuits and provides technical oversight during development of capture plans that conform to the business development strategy and technical capabilities

  • Coordinate with Global Technical Practice to align skills with market trends and to drive strategic technical leadership hires

  • Draw in technical expertise from across the organization to support pursuits

  • Support and develop marketing strategies/plans, anticipates opportunities, and identifies market trends, including directing market research in the Drinking Water end market

  • Works with other business line and market sector leaders at the district, region or geography level to ensure strategic business growth

  • Help to build strong relationships, including interacting regularly with clients, teaming partners, industry groups and stakeholders linked to the market sector, assuring satisfaction with AECOM services

  • Interact with project delivery personnel to ensure any service issues are identified and addressed in a proactive manner

  • Serve as an ambassador for AECOM in the Water business line and market sector

  • Support the identification and mitigation of risks and commercial terms during the pursuit process

  • Support developing employees in accordance with AECOM core values and performance management competencies, including managing talent and proactively supporting the performance management process

  • Reinforce collaboration and team building, ensures client focus, demonstrates commitment to excellence and innovation, and motivates others to ensure positive morale and engagement.

  • Ensure that AECOM programs such as Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ethics & Compliance are an overriding part of the organizational culture.

  • Continuously build a strong professional network through personal contacts, conference planning and strategy development, WEF/IWA committee participation etc.


Minimum Requirements :

  • BA/BS plus 10 years of drinking water experience, including 2 years of leadership.

  • Extensive knowledge of the Eastern U.S. and North America municipal water market

  • Proven experience in Business Development

  • Significant prior experience in municipal, provincial, state or intergovernmental agency projects and sales, including working with officials to establish and achieve business and project goals.

  • Extensive knowledge of the Drinking Water business and product offerings

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master's (MS) in Engineering. Civil, Environmental or Chemical preferred

  • 15+ years Drinking Water industry experience

  • Ability to collaborate with other market sectors as necessary to support cross-discipline/business line/region collaboration.

  • Anticipate opportunities and trends in the business line, market sector and in adjacent market sectors

  • Ability to broad scan other water related end markets and to assist in strategy development

  • Agile response to fast paced, complex work environment and organizational cha

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $122,000 - $227,000. Please note that this role can be based anywhere in the United States and compensation data will vary in each location, including higher or lower than the stated range

  • Due to the flexible location for this opening, relocation is not being offered for this role.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $122,000.00 - $227,000.00.


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 absence, 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.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at 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: J10088703

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Global Business Lines

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid