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AECOM Emerging Technology Leader in Austin, Texas

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced transportation professional to lead and manage an emerging technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) group in Austin, TX. The Emerging Technology Leader will act as a local external ambassador for advanced transportation and ITS services, support business development and growth, and help lead, manage, and coordinate projects and staff.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The candidate will work collaboratively with others, including other division and office leadership and manage technical staff, in a dynamic setting to support client engagement, business development, and project execution. The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides leadership and direction through managers and professional staff and leads efforts to grow company technical expertise

  • Manages other managers or leads large technical efforts by delegating work and directing less experienced staff to complete assignments

  • Delivers effective communication inclusive of clients and team members to clarify expectations and requirements

  • Leads a technical discipline, client programs or multiple company processes or programs

  • Leads teams to develop multidisciplinary proposals including technical strategy

  • Advises regional business managers on growth, staff recruitment and retention, and technical excellence strategies

  • Has full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments and managing technical elements of large, complex projects

  • Identifies potential clients and work and collaborates with client managers to win work

  • Applies acquired expertise and knowledge to solve business challenges and provide coaching to peers and team members

  • Trains, mentors, and evaluates less experienced staff

  • Recruits and helps retain lower-level staff

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 10 YORE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and 15+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in TX and/or AZ

  • Experience in managing a team of other transportation professionals

  • Established external reputation in transportation technology solutions in the Texas transportation community

  • Active in professional and industry organizations such as ITS America, and ITE

  • Experience working for, or selling to, public sector agencies with a preference toward clients in the ITS and emerging technology transportation sector

  • Knowledge and/or experience in ITS design, traffic signal systems, systems engineering and ITS planning/architecture development

  • Knowledge of emerging technologies such as connected, automated and electric vehicles

  • Knowledge of signal optimization ( Synchro), simulation modeling and general traffic engineering a plus

  • Experience in proposal development and other business development activities

  • Team-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate problems and solutions clearly and simply to clients, leadership, and technical staff

  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and research skills

  • Ability to balance various project responsibilities, budgets, and deadlines while maintaining professionalism and quality

Additional Information

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

What We Offer

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.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 259101BR

Additional Locations US - Phoenix, AZ - 7720 North 16th Street

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.