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AECOM Surface Transportation Group Leader - Idaho in Meridian, Idaho

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 actively seeking a creative, highly talented, and motivated Surface Transportation Group Leader for immediate employment in the Meridian / Boise office. Responsibilities will include the oversight and management of active project and program tasks and teams, business development, and support for other Transportation projects, programs, and pursuits. Projects may include planning, preliminary engineering, final engineering, construction support services and program management for transportation or infrastructure projects for a range of active and prospective clients. The projects and programs will involve various market sectors including but not limited to surface transportation, transit, rail, bridges and structures, utilities, and misc. facilities.

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

  • Formulate and execute project opportunity capture strategies, including teaming and positioning for strategic pursuits and identification of required staff resources to win and effectively deliver projects and programs

  • Establish relationships with both external and internal clients

  • Be a visible leader and trusted advisor to clients by promoting AECOM’s values both internally and externally

  • Proven track record with client account management, project pursuit execution, and engineering staff development

  • Provides management and guidance to staff, enforces company and project policies, and serves as a primary liaison between AECOM and clients and stakeholders.

  • Manage and mentor staff to facilitate effective project and program delivery and to promote staff development.

  • Responsible for administering projects and programs from inception through contract closeout, including establishing specific objectives and policies, adherence to the scope, schedule and budget, risk management, and change management.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, technical skills, and communication (oral and written) skills

  • Business Development including prospecting and proposal development with established relationships with local clients

  • including CDOT and local agency specifications, policies, and procedures.

  • Approves and signs off on work.

  • Provides technical expertise for studies and design efforts.

  • Presents complex technical solutions to clients.

  • Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others.

  • Participates in development of technical proposals.

  • Strong technical resource to serve as technical advisor.

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.

  • Ability to lead and manage a Project.

  • Ability to lead and manage a Team.

  • Excellent people management skills

  • Develops study and design procedures to facilitate high-quality cost-effective work by others.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Uses expertise in all steps of completing discipline components of PA/ED and PS&E package.

  • Prepares technical specification sections.

  • Provides input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 10 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership

  • Must possess a valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Transportation Engineering

  • Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho or ability to obtain one within 6 months

  • 15+ years of progressive experience designing and delivering projects

  • 5 years’ experience with proposal and business development, client presentations and relationship development

  • Project Management experience in transportation projects

  • Ability to proactively communicate and lead department staff

  • Established relationships with local clients: 10+ years of experience and familiarity with Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and ID Counties including local agency specifications, policies, and procedures

  • Strong / proven business development capabilities with municipal, regional, and state decisionmakers and contacts

  • Senior technical resource which will serve as technical advisor for team

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.

  • Develops study and design procedures to facilitate high-quality cost-effective work by others.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects.

  • Uses expertise in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package.

  • Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

  • Prepares technical specification sections.

  • Provides input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

  • Initiate and create project designs and drawings/plans for transportation and/or civil design projects

  • Perform detailed design including preparation of complete calculation packages and development of details.

  • Guide drafting team for preparation of drawings from early stages of the design to the final contract plans.

  • Understand the importance of review and quality control and able to perform review of design calculations and drawings and specifications

  • Prepare and contribute in the development and implementation of technical approach in projects in collaboration with the Project Manager

  • Oversee the work of less experienced designers.

  • Meet with clients to ensure client needs are met

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $150,000.00 - $200,000.00.


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: J10111792

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid