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AECOM Project Director - Water Business Line in Newark, Delaware

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

AECOM’s Water Business Line is seeking a dynamic, talented Project Director for immediate employment to be based out of our Newark, DE, Conshohocken, PA or Philadelphia, PA offices. The appropriate qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career serving as a client-facing project director on federal, regional, state, and municipal water, wastewater, and water resources projects; preferably within eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and/or northern Delaware. This position offers a unique opportunity to work within an established and successful group that offers a diverse range of technical challenges and career development opportunities.

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

  • The Project Director will be charged with responsibility to actively direct the performance of ongoing water and wastewater projects as well as take a leadership role in the development and capture of upcoming projects and programs.

  • Directs managers on a portfolio of projects, provides guidance to subordinate managers, enforces company and project policies, and is a primary liaison between AECOM and client interface.

  • Ensure all facets of the project are being conducted in accordance with design, budget, and schedule.

  • Overall responsibility and management of projects including but not limited to budgeting/schedule stage, procurement, through contract closeout.

  • Position has primary fiscal responsibility and is a key liaison between client for assigned project.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental or chemical or related Engineering degree plus 8 years of relevant experience and demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Registered Professional Engineer.

  • Minimum of 8 years experience with water and wastewater treatment, pumping stations, collection and distribution systems and client/consultant relations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of related experience in water/wastewater/water resources consulting and engineering management

  • Registered Professional Engineer licensed in Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey.

  • Proven ability of leading business development activities, pursuing new clients/projects, and managing project deliveries

  • Proven leader with an interest in developing and mentoring team members and demonstrated ability to successfully work in diverse teams.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Participation in water community activities including Water Environment. Federation and American Water Works Association.

Additional Information

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

  • Relocation is not available for this role.

  • Sponsorship is available for this role.


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: J10094070

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid