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AECOM Southern California Director of Strategy and Growth in Orange, California

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 Water is seeking a Southern California Director of Strategy and Growth for employment, to support and grow our regional water/wastewater practice. AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. We work with a wide variety of clients planning, designing, and managing the construction of large- and small-scale water, wastewater, and conveyance projects for municipal clients. Therefore, the appropriately qualified applicant must be an established leader in the water and wastewater field, be able to demonstrate a positive can-do attitude, be customer-focused, be a critical thinker and problem solver, and be ready to apply their skill sets to establish a rewarding, long-term career, and help us deliver a better world.

In this role, the selected candidate will work closely with our planners, engineers, scientists, landscape architects, and construction managers to develop integrated solutions and business development opportunities. The Southern California Director of Strategy and Growth reports to the Division Manager of our Pacific/Four Corners Area and works closely with the client account managers, other Directors of Strategy and Growth, market sector leads, and our Global business line.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Southern California Director of Strategy and Growth will be to support and grow our regional water and wastewater practice and provide leadership and guidance as it relates to our services. In this role, the selected candidate will work with our US West Region Water team, collaborate with our National and Global Water teams, and be responsible for the overall vision and growth strategy for our Water/Wastewater practice Southern California. The selected candidate will also function as a mentor to staff, manage client relationships, and help support projects and programs that may include or require:

  • Water/Wastewater infrastructure projects including, treatment and pipeline planning, design, and construction

  • Understanding of regional and national regulations

  • Relationships with regional and national clients and professionals

  • Design of pump stations, pipelines, and treatment facilities

  • Program management and/or Alternative Delivery


Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Civil Engineering, Engineering, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Water Resources, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university.

  • 15+ years of related work experience required, with at least ten years of which shall include participating in project teams delivering water/wastewater infrastructure reports, plans, specifications, and cost estimates in a lead role.

  • Experience with business development and leading business development teams.

  • Experience with client relations and management.

  • Experience in conceptual design, preliminary design, final design, and construction of water infrastructure.

Additional Information


The offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $200,000 - $250,000 USD.


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 programs, 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 $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: J10102086

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid