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AECOM Aviation Program Manager in Denver, Colorado

Job Summary

AECOM Aviation is currently looking for an Aviation Program Manager to assist our Global Aviation Market Sector and our Regional Transportation team to grow our aviation practice in Colorado.

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.

The Aviation Project Manager will report directly to the Colorado Aviation Practice Leader, to drive growth and development within this market segment across the Western US region. The role will appeal to someone who is highly motivated to develop and drive a successful business and who has strong connections and networks within commercial airport facilities. This role will offer an excellent opportunity for development and collaboration with clients, elected officials, industry associations, technical leaders, and project specialists in a dynamic work environment and a culture that is direct, supportive, and flexible.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Performing a wide array of aviation-related civil design, planning, construction support, and client management services for General Aviation and Commercial Air Service Airports.

  • Plan, direct, and monitor all aspects of small and large multi-discipline projects involving design of airport engineering projects including runways, taxiways, aprons, vehicle service roads, airfield lighting and signage installation, navigational aids, drainage improvements, utility relocation and protection, and pavement rehabilitation.

  • Responsible for supporting the growth, strategy, and sale of AECOM’s services to the Aviation sector, including key strategic customers and partners in the West US market

  • Works with the other business lines and market sector leaders in the region to ensure strategic business growth.

  • Builds strong relationships and interacts with clients, teaming partners, industry groups, and stakeholders linked to the Aviation industry, serving as an ambassador for AECOM.

  • Drawing on technical expertise supports the development of capture plans that conform to the business development strategy and technical capabilities.

  • Defines and mitigates risks and commercial terms during the pursuit and delivery process.

  • Negotiate favorable contract terms and conditions, manages achievement of sales goals, gross margin, backlog, and other financial and business goals.

  • Serve as Project/Program Manager for key pursuits that are of strategic importance.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering +12 years of related aviation engineering industry experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 5 years of project management leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptional business development and client care skills and keen business acumen coupled with strong business development experience and solid technical skills in transportation projects developed within a professional services environment, with consulting engineering experience;

  • Strong leadership and group management experience and skills;

  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills with a dedication to developing lasting client partnerships (internally and externally);

  • An energetic and enthusiastic coaching and mentoring personality and philosophy with an ability to recognize and develop talent;

  • A trusted advisor and highly regarded leader who can garner client confidence.

  • Proven strengths in developing, executing, and achieving strategic and operational plans in a team environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations

  • Knowledgeable of current technology and its effective use on the project

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location.

  • The salary range is $180K-$220K

  • 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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 268841BR

Clearance Required No

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.