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AECOM Operations Leadership Manager in Louisville, Kentucky

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

​​​​​​The Transportation Business Line of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented and self-motivated Operations Leadership Manager , for immediate employment, in the Louisville, Kentucky office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in Civil Engineering specific to interchanges and interstate design, highway design, pavement design, drainage design, utility coordination, and the preparation of construction documents, including plans, specifications and construction estimates.

The successful candidate will lead a team in Kentucky and within the broader transportation team, serve as business development leader for transportation projects in the region. Incumbent is expected to take part in sales and marketing leadership, project management and client management for transportation engineering projects.

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

  • Managing many aspects of transportation business development, operations and engineering for the Kentucky Transportation Business Unit. This includes hiring and managing staff, budgets, and project technical development through preparation of final construction drawings. Provide oversight to ensure consistent product quality and profitability of operation

  • Coordinating with transportation business leaders in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky in an effort to share resources, utilize technical strengths, ensure independent reviews of all deliverables, and identify key project opportunities as early as possible

  • Managing the financial performance of projects working with project managers and senior managers, including meeting monthly and annual performance goals for the Kentucky Transportation Business

  • Identifying, pursuing and winning profitable transportation projects

  • Meeting or exceeding predetermined operational metrics and business development targets

  • Leading proposal preparation and making presentations to potential large and complex clients

  • Developing and maintaining excellent client relationships

  • Providing mentoring and technical expertise to employees

  • Leading multi-disciplinary projects as Senior Project Manager or Principal

  • Ensure the delivery of quality professional services and deliverables by the transportation team

  • Maintaining a high local and regional profile

  • Identifying market needs and trends

  • Provides day-to-day operations management in support of the senior operations manager.

  • Responsible for ensuring the success of the alternative delivery business line in the Kentucky office on national, regional, and local projects from both the technical practice and operational management aspects.

  • Is responsible for project profitability and client satisfaction, as well as managing administrative functions to ensure the office runs smoothly.

  • Works in conjunction with regional management.

  • Will be responsible for building a group to support the backlog won by their group.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience as Project Manager and / or Group Leader with sales, financial, engineering, design, project management, and, client management responsibility on large transportation design and construction projects. Past experience with large highway and expressway engineering projects and/or studies

  • Professional Engineer in Kentucky or ability to obtain within 6 months

  • Business development experience and a proven track record with large account management and complex engineering / technical sales

  • Extensive experience preparing proposals and conducting presentations

  • People management experience, including managing an office and/or large projects

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suit

  • Recognized Business Development leader in Kentucky

  • Leadership in growing the transportation business in past positions

  • Strategic Planning experience in the engineering field

  • Experience serving as mentor and trainer of engineering staff

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $123,000.00 - $210,000.00.


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: J10106346

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid