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AECOM Water/Wastewater - Office Leader/Client Services Manager in Morrisville, North Carolina

United States of America - North Carolina, Morrisville

Job Summary

The Water Business Line of AECOM is actively seeking a talented and highly motivated Water/Wastewater Office Leader and Client Services Manager to lead and grow an existing, diverse water engineering team. This individual will take over leadership of AECOM’s Raleigh area water infrastructure team, which is comprised of three practice groups: Municipal, Federal/Department of Defense, and Risk and Resilience. These groups market and deliver water, wastewater, and stormwater engineering, regulatory compliance, planning, design, and construction phase services to a diverse group of local, regional, and national clients. This is an exciting opportunity to assume leadership of a strong existing team and client portfolio, and to collaborate regionally and nationally within the AECOM Water Business Line and across business lines.

The appropriately qualified applicant will have a strong technical foundation in water/wastewater engineering with in-depth design engineering experience in municipal public right-of-way conveyance and pumping systems. The applicant shall also exhibit demonstrated skills and experience in leadership, strategic planning, client development and management, collaboration, team building, and mentoring. In addition to operations leadership and client management, the selected candidate will be a Seller/Doer project manager and provide technical leadership in the area of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure design.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead strategic planning, business development, and business operations for the Raleigh water infrastructure team.

  • Collaborate with regional and national AECOM experts in the Water Business Line and across business lines to bring cutting edge solutions to our clients.

  • Lead client engagement activities and leverage local, regional, and national AECOM experts to grow workload and market share.

  • Plan and deliver strategic growth and execution by the Office Water Team, meeting operational and business development KPI’s (including new business bookings, staff utilization, project margins, and cash flow).

  • Work with senior technical staff and marketing staff to deliver winning proposals.

  • Serve as Client Services Manager for select clients.

  • Conduct planning and staff meetings.

  • Oversee the successful delivery of technical work.

  • Serve as Seller/Doer, Project Manager, and technical lead for the planning, design, and construction of water/wastewater conveyance and pumping projects, including new construction, rehabilitation/renewal, and public right-of-way utility relocation.

  • Oversee project elements including reports, hydraulic models, calculations, drawings, construction plans and specifications, permitting packages, and construction phase engineering services.

  • Perform project management activities including coordination with clients, sub-consultants, regulatory agencies; scope, schedule, and budget development; project team coordination; interdisciplinary coordination; budget and schedule tracking; invoicing; and payment of subconsultants and contractors.

  • Mentor and provide professional growth opportunities for team members

With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services—from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance—to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.


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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or related field.

  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer

  • 8+ years of progressive water/wastewater engineering experience including the planning, design, and construction of municipal water/wastewater conveyance and pumping projects, including new construction in public right-of-way, rehabilitation/renewal, and public right-of-way utility relocation.

  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to successfully manage diverse teams.

  • Demonstrated experience with client relationship development, prepositioning for new opportunities, and preparing winning engineering proposals.

  • Strong project management fundamentals and a proven track record of providing technical leadership to successfully deliver water and wastewater projects

  • Experience supervising other engineering professionals, and strong staff development and management skills.

  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with diverse audience groups including clients, the public, regulatory staff, subconsultants, and internal technical staff.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Occasional business travel of one to three days per month may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of progressive water/wastewater engineering experience including the planning, design, and construction of municipal water/wastewater conveyance and pumping projects, including new construction in public right-of-way, rehabilitation/renewal, and public right-of-way utility relocation.

  • Experience in managing and/or delivering projects by “alternative delivery” approaches including design/build, progressive design/build, and construction management at risk.

  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer in NC or be able to obtain licensure through reciprocity within 6 months.

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247901BR

Additional Locations US - Raleigh, NC - 701 Corporate Center Dr

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.