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AECOM VP Global Transportation - Ports 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 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 seeking a strategic VP Global Transportation – Ports who is a high-energy professional with considerable gravitas, agile and flexible in one’s approach and has board presence. Must have a passion for growing the Port and Maritime business.

AECOM’s Transportation Goods Movement Market Sector provides infrastructure solutions across the global supply chain. The Business Unit provides planning, design, and construction expertise to manufacturers, ports, freight railroads, e-retailers, and trucking companies.

Within the Transportation Goods Movement BU, AECOM plans, engineers, and oversees construction for some of the largest port and marine facilities worldwide. Some examples of maritime developments include:

  • Container

  • Liquid and dry bulk terminals

  • Waterfront developments

  • Cruise and ferry terminals

  • Recreational marinas

  • Military installations

The Ports & Marine team delivers key capabilities such as dredging, landfill, and waterfront projects to marine terminals, backland facilities, intermodal transfer facilities, and cruise terminals.

AECOM services provided within the Port & Marine sector include:

  • Port Master Planning

  • Port Policy and Management Consultation

  • Financial and Economic Feasibility Analysis

  • Port and Marine Terminal Models and Simulations

  • Freight Rail and Intermodal Transfer Facilities

  • Passenger, Cruise, and Ferry Terminals

  • Seaports and Rail Simulation Models

  • Ship Building and Repair Facilities

  • Program and Project Management

  • Engineering Design

  • Construction Management

  • Container and General Cargo Terminals

  • Shore-to-ship Power Design

  • Terminal Operations Environmental Management

The Director will report to the Senior Vice President – Global Market Sector Leader, Goods Movement. This Director will be an integral part of the Goods Movement Market Sector’s leadership team, supporting and helping to lead the Market Sector and AECOM’s Transportation’s strategy. This individual should possess an intimate and thorough understanding of the international marine terminal development business and the global players. The Director shall have proven experience in working within an international, highly matrixed environment and be comfortable in a diverse, multi-cultural environment with an appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Managing AECOM’s relationships with global port terminal operators and regional port authorities, supervising the interaction between AECOM’s various business lines and these critical clients

  • Engaging with clients, both at the executive and project management level in order to represent AECOM’s strengths while building long-term partnerships

  • Focusing on upcoming program / project pursuits with this client base and leading the capture planning of various pursuits

  • Proactively interacting with AECOM’s critical client base to introduce new services and innovations, creating strategic partnerships, and unlocking valuable projects

  • Ability to describe the whole of AECOM’s services from ports & marine design to environment, facilities, etc., collaborating with AECOM subject matter experts to highlight the full suite of AECOM’s capabilities to these important clients

  • Accountable for significant growth with a small subset of goods movement clients, addressing individual and team KPIs

  • Collaborate globally with AECOM’s ports & marine project teams to understand the Company’s capabilities and innovations and sell those to AECOM’s critical ports & marine clients

  • Leading client programs, depending on expertise and background


Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS + 12 Years Of Related Experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership.

  • 12+ years experience working within the marine or ports industry as an engineering consultant.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE and or certification in project management (e.g., PMP)

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship for US Employment Authorization is not available for this position

  • Travel is required for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $225,000.00 - $275,000.00.


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: J10110604

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Global Business Lines

Career Area: Business Development

Work Location Model: Hybrid