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AECOM Workplace Strategist in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Michigan, Detroit

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Workplace Strategist to be based in Detroit, Michigan, Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois or Denver, Colorado.

About AECOM:

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-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Buildings + Places

  • AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

  • With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

  • Our teams have designed and delivered signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework; Al Janoub Stadium (with Zaha Hadid Architects) in Qatar; Place Ladywell Temporary Housing in London, UK; the new Philippines Senate Building in Manila; public realm and open space such as Liberty Park, New York, New York, Dasha River, Shenzhen, China, Oxygen Park, Qatar; as well as and corporate workplace and tech facilities for Fortune 500 companies around the world.

The Workplace Advisory team at AECOM (formerly DEGW) was one of the first to start the debate about how workplace can be a catalyst for change within an organization. This depth of experience gives our team a huge platform from which to deliver world class work for our clients. We are passionate about understanding and forecasting the future of work and using these insights to help drive and deliver meaningful change, especially considering recent events. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, and we are looking for people who can contribute to the debate, who aren’t afraid to ask big questions about our future but who are also able translate these ideas into practical and achievable solutions for our clients today.

Workplace Strategy and Design at AECOM is rapidly evolving as we respond to recent events and we are using our skills across multiple sectors and scales to create future focused solutions. Working as a collaborative team player, this role will include being responsible for excellence in delivering specific activities within a project, including client interaction, communication, workshop and stakeholder engagement planning, workplace strategy research, data analytics, visualization, presentation preparation and report writing, with oversight from senior team members.

Desirable Experience

Candidates will be expected to possess experience in one or more of the following:

  • Workplace strategy, planning and design

  • Communication strategy, branding and marketing

  • Creating and delivering change management strategies

  • Experience in user research, design strategy, and space programming

  • Design background in architecture, planning, interiors, product or user experience design

Culture and Personality

Candidates will be expected to possess as many of these attributes as possible:

  • Highly collaborative, highly communicative, creative team player

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills – “Design Story Telling”

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, open, creative environment

  • Ability to participate in workshops, focus groups and presentations

  • Critical thinking and persuasive writing skills

  • Familiarity with research methodologies and processes

  • Flexibility and the ability to work on multiple projects in multiple teams

  • Passionate about creating human-centered experiences and environments to support equity, diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and sustainability

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, planning, interior design, graphic design, communications, psychology, or another relevant field plus two (2) years of related experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in architecture, planning, interior design, graphic design, communications, psychology, organizational change management, data analytics or another relevant field

  • PROSCI change management certification

  • LEED, Fitwel or WELL certifications

  • Experience in Revit or other space planning / design CAD systems

  • Knowledgeable in Tableau, PowerBI or other data analytics or data visualization platforms

  • Demonstrable experience in workplace strategy, experience design, change management or similar field

  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign, strong graphics skills

  • Excellent communication skills - able to convey complex ideas and messages in a simple and clear way

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 Planning

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250606BR

Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway

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.