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AECOM Director – NY Metro (NYM) Transit Rail Planning in New York, New York

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 nearly 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

Director – NY Metro (NYM) Transit Rail Planning

AECOM’s NY Metro Transit Rail Planning team is looking for an individual with proven transit and passenger rail planning and project development expertise to join a collaborative team that balances our client-responsiveness, sound technical analysis, creativity, and digital technology to find the right passenger rail solutions for this and future generations.

The Director - NYM Transit Rail Planning will report to the Vice President, NYM Transit Rail Planning. Experience with transit and passenger rail planning and engineering as well as capital programming and the federal project development process is encouraged to support our portfolio of large infrastructure projects. Familiarity with development of passenger rail alignments and track, facilities, and systems design is a plus.

This position’s responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Project and client management, business development, and technical direction for the NYM Transit Rail Planning team.

  • Candidate will have a leadership role in business development strategy including industry and client outreach and leading responses to agency Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

  • The Director will be supported by and work with AECOM’s global transit/rail planning and engineering resources and our digital AECOM toolkit.

  • Develop and support growth and client-specific business development strategies.

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance.

  • Mentor and build capacity within transit rail planning staff.

  • Coordinate with AECOM’s multidisciplinary planning and engineering practices.

  • Manage AECOM and subconsultant resources.

  • Support new business development activities including industry events and client proposals.

  • Project management role including scope/schedule/budget adherence for project assignments.

AECOM -Transportation

  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

  • We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Engineering, Transportation Planning, Business, or other related field plus 12 years of demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including two years of leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Transportation Planning, Business, or another related field is desirable.

  • 20+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, good time management skills, and an attention to detail

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

  • Professional planning or engineering license in NY, NJ, and/or CT- desirable but not required.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Offered rate of compensation (NYC locations only) will be based on individual education,

qualifications, experience and work location. The salary range for this position is $176,000 to $326,000.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10097642

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid