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AECOM Planning & Business Development Lead in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Planning & Business Development Lead to join our team in Pittsburgh, PA. In this role, you will guide the expansion of the planning practice in the region and will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team that includes transportation, environmental, design, and communications professionals. The Urban Planning & Business Development Lead works collaboratively with planning and engineering staff to support clients with original solutions to challenging problems.

The ideal candidate has a passion for growing an urban planning practice that transforms local communities through building sustainable and equitable projects by investing strongly in client relationships and business development opportunities. The role can be hybrid or office based out of either Pittsburgh, PA or Morgantown, WV.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage in client relationship and business development activities to support the growth of the local planning practice

  • Prepare, facilitate, and lead presentations with clients and the public

  • Prepare technical solutions, reports, and visuals to support a variety of planning project types, including: transportation, environmental, community, equity, and sustainability planning

  • Manage Urban Planning projects from inception to close-out

  • Lead and mentor a team of emerging Planners

  • Work collaboratively among other planning and technical disciplines, including Traffic Engineering and Water Resources.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Science or a closely related field and six (6) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience &/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AICP certification

  • 2+ years of experience with client relationship management &/or business development

  • Familiarity with local clients in the Southwestern Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia region

  • Self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual presentation skills

Additional Information

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

Sponsorship is not available for this role.

Relocation is not available for this role.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10085744

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid