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AECOM Project Director - Municipal Water/Wastewater Infrastructure in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Summary

AECOM’s Water Business Line is seeking a dynamic, talented Project Director for immediate employment to be based out of our Chelmsford, MA office. The appropriate qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career serving as a client-facing project director on federal, regional, state, and municipal water, wastewater and water resources projects. This position offers a unique opportunity to work within an established and successful group that offers a diverse range of technical challenges and career development opportunities.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs and manages the entire project from planning through design and construction

  • Overall responsibility of the project including but not limited to financial performance, schedule, staffing, execution, and contract closeout

  • Provides guidance to subordinate managers, enforces company and project policies, and is the primary liaison between AECOM and the client

  • Identifies, pre-positions, and leads business development pursuits for new and existing clients

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering with 8+ years of related experience in water/wastewater/water resources consulting and engineering management

  • Registered Professional Engineer

  • Demonstrated knowledge of water and wastewater treatment, pumping stations, collection and distribution systems and client/consultant relations experience

  • Ability to travel frequently within AECOM's East Region

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of related experience in water/wastewater/water resources consulting and engineering management

  • Registered Professional Engineer licensed in Massachusetts or Connecticut or capable of obtaining the required license within 9 months of employment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Participation in water community activities including Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association

  • Proven ability of leading business development activities, pursuing new clients/projects, and managing project deliveries

  • Proven leader with an interest in developing and mentoring team members and demonstrated ability to successfully work in diverse teams

What We Offer

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 Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245993BR

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.