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AECOM Senior Transportation Planning Technical Lead II /Project Manager in Austin, Texas

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 over 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 creative, highly talented Senior Transportation Planning Technical Lead II/Project Manager for an immediate employment in Texas, with a preference for position in Austin. TX. (we are considering candidates to be located in other Texas cities). This position gives you the opportunity to engage in a variety of planning work that may include NEPA/SEPA, multimodal planning, sustainability, advanced transportation planning, etc. As an integral member of our team, you will play a critical role in our transportation planning program in Texas. If you are skilled and experienced in transportation planning and preliminary engineering and looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity in the transportation sector, we encourage you to apply.

The responsibilities associated with this position encompass a diverse range of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Oversee projects, manage tasks, and collaborate with project teams in the development of multimodal transportation plans. The projects include feasibility studies, corridor studies, long-range transportation plans, master transportation plans, small area plans, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents/studies, and other related plans.

  • Act as a visible leader and trusted advisor to clients, both internally and externally, while championing AECOM's values. Facilitate the integration of planning and engineering efforts within project teams to establish a cohesive decision-making framework.

  • Lead project teams by assigning and monitoring work progress, mentoring colleagues, and conducting quality assurance reviews of completed work by team members.

  • Collect and analyze transportation data to support project decision-making. Support the implementation of innovative planning processes and generate deliverables, including high-quality graphics, reports, and web-based products.

  • Conduct stakeholder outreach and public involvement efforts, including organizing and leading meetings and presentations with stakeholders.

  • Develop and evaluate alternative conceptual designs; consolidate project alternatives and recommendations from stakeholder inputs.

  • Collaborate with the local area Business Development Team and Senior Management in the development and execution of significant project pursuits and delivery. Establish relationships with external and internal clients, industry associations, potential consultant team members, and contractors.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS + 12 Years of related Experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Ability to pass MVR check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AICP or PE Certification is required. Need to be able to become certified in Texas within six months of hire.

  • 12+ Years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience in transportation projects including planning and data analysis, economic evaluation, freight analysis and demand modeling.

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban/city/Regional Planning or Civil Engineering.

  • Understanding of the state and regional transportation planning frameworks and collaboration processes in the Texas.

  • Demonstration of effective leadership skills as a project manager, key task leader, or deputy project manager in a significant transportation planning project or program.

Additional Information

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

  • No relocation offered with this opportunity.

  • AECOM is interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States.

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $125,000.00 - $225,000.00.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $125,000.00 - $225,000.00.


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: J10110447

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid