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AECOM Director, Human Resources in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States of America - Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Job Summary

AECOM has an immediate need for a Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP) to become a part of the Americas East Human Resources (HR) team. In this role, you will be an individual contributor reporting to the Senior Director, HRBP and will work on a team of experienced HR Partners, chiefly accountable for partnering with their assigned business leaders to deliver a people strategy / talent agenda that drives business performance and growth. This position can be located within an AECOM East Region office or be virtual anywhere within the East Region, however, will require occasional travel.

There’s a lot to this opportunity and we’re looking for someone to walk right up to the edge and dive in! You’ll work closely with the local & regional management & leadership team, Talent Acquisition (TA) and the Center of Excellence (COE) teams to represent the business in HR strategy/program/policy development.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as strategic partner to assigned client group(s), designing, and implementing plans that address hiring, retention, development, and engagement. ​

  • Coach and consult leaders and people managers on organizational effectiveness, talent management, performance and development so they can lead the organization to meet established business targets using best practice techniques and processes.​

  • Leverage change management and organizational development tools to facilitate organizational redesigns, team integrations and new manager assimilations. ​

  • Facilitate the talent review process and create plans to develop and deploy our key talent and address succession gaps.​

  • Implement talent development. performance management, engagement and ED&I programs within client groups in order to become “a great place to work” company.​

  • Analyze people metrics to identify trends and courses of action; make people metrics visible routinely to drive leadership behavior and action.​

  • In collaboration with Compensation team, ensure client group is able to attract, reward, and retain needed talent while ensuring internal pay equity.​

  • Understand existing workforce and work with managers to anticipate program wins and losses to redeploy resources.

  • Work with Talent Acquisition, Hiring Managers and Resource Directors to ensure robust, efficient, process that secures the key talent we need to manage the business.​

  • Providing consultation, guidance and support in all matters related to employee relations including performance management, code of conduct, fair employment practices, accommodations and all other application of local policies, work rules, procedures and applicable laws.​

  • Provide business and employee perspective and insights to Centers of Excellence in order to represent the business in HR strategy/program/policy development.​

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

At AECOM , we believe in potential and we are driven by our passion to help our talented employees build their careers. This passion has resulted in AECOM being named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune Magazine. When you join a company that’s pioneering the future, your opportunities are unlimited. By connecting the largest network of professional expertise in the industry, we’re finding new approaches and better answers to the toughest challenges. And we want you to be a part of it!

Think and act globally: Efficient buildings. Faster transportation. Improved security. Healthier environments. Resilient cities. Every day, in dozens of markets and more than 150 countries, our employees are exploring new possibilities for a better world. If you’re interested in a career path that’s as dynamic as you are, apply now.


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-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of related experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership, specifically with a mix of talent management, employee relations and HRBP roles.

  • Strong expertise in US employment law, compliance, and managing sensitive investigations.

  • Experience with analyzing talent data to make fact-based HR decisions and proposals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR certifications, such as PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SPC, Prosci, DiSC, ICF and/or other assessment or coaching certifications.

  • Previous experience in a consulting engineering or professional services environment.

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed global and/or Fortune 500 organization.

  • Experience with process improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Simple Problem Solving).

  • Experience in using Workday or similar platform as a human capital management solution.

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Seen as a ‘team player’ with a consultative style and ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in interactions with all levels of the organization in a matrixed team environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the experience of making presentations to senior leadership, conducting training, and partnering with the AECOM HR team on special projects.

  • Excellent follow through skills and the ability to anticipate and address business needs proactively.

  • Ability to maintain perspective, balance, and focus through challenge, uncertainty and change. Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

  • Willingness to provide HR support for a variety of client groups with varying business goals and objectives in the US.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation is not offered for this position.

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 Human Resources

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252269BR

Virtual: Yes

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.