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AECOM Transportation Group Lead / Senior Project Manager in Portland, Oregon

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 is actively seeking a highly talented Transportation Group Lead / Senior Project Manager to work out of our Portland, OR Office .


This position will closely coordinate activities with the Seattle Office team in the furtherance of meeting the West Division’s growth and delivery goals. Although based in Portland, it is envisaged that the individual will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of divisional transportation pursuits and projects. This individual will support the Transportation Division for the West Region in execution of highway, roads and rail and transit contracts for program management, planning , design, and construction management. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess experience in managing staff and tasks associated with these types of contracts, as well as supporting various transportation professional services pursuits related to major capital programs including highways, roads, light rail, heavy rail, or commuter rail. This position will manage multidiscipline teams to meet scope, schedule, and budget on multi-million tasks or projects, lead meetings with clients and stakeholders, and mentor junior to mid-level staff.


  • Lead development and execution of significant road and highway, rail/transit projects including light rail, commuter rail, high speed rail, and/or bus rapid transit surface, aerial or underground project pursuits and delivery (traditional and alternative)

  • Conduct business development to expand AECOM’s over all transportation practice in the west region by establishing new relationships and maintaining longstanding relations with major clients in California, Oregon, and Washington.

  • Develop proposals, participate in client pre-positioning activities (internal/external), and participate in the execution of selection interviews.

  • Staff and manage multidisciplinary transportation project teams during project development and execution.

  • Work with external contractors/consultants, AECOM’s other divisions/regions and interact directly with major clients

  • Be a visible leader and trusted advisor to clients by promoting AECOM’s values both internally and externally

  • Manage multidiscipline teams to meet scope, schedule, and budget on multi-million tasks or projects.

  • Mentor junior to mid-level staff.



  • BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience of demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Must have a PE in the state of Oregon or ability to obtain one within 1 year of starting


  • 10+ years of experience directly managing engineers and/or technical staff.

  • 15+ years of experience in the design and management of complex multidisciplinary civil works.

  • 5+ years of experience in managing the delivery of large complex transportation projects.

  • Experience with representing an engineering company that holds a prime contract with a key client.

  • Demonstrate an established career in the highway and rail transit industry.

  • Have strong working relationships with west region clients in Oregon, Washington, and California.

  • Proven successful track record of business development, client service, and transportation program management.

  • Track record of increasing market share in the transportation sector

  • A recognized leader in developing and nurturing relationships with key clients

  • A team-oriented individual that can work with operations, project and marketing staff of all levels

  • Ability to collaborate across disciplines and business lines for integrated delivery and growth

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated team-building, and internal/external networking skills

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant software programs

Additional Information

  • Relocation will be provided for this position

  • Sponsorship will be provided for this position

  • Trave is required for this position

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

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: J10093910

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid