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AECOM Regional Drinking Water Technical Practice Leader in Salt Lake City, Utah

United States of America - Utah, Salt Lake City

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Regional Drinking Water Technical Practice Leader to be based in the Western US to provide technical leadership for project, support training and growth of staff, and support strategy and sale of AECOM’s services to this designated market sector.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the leader of AECOM West Region Water Business Line’s drinking water activities, in coordination with region business line leader, market sector leads, and division general manager(s). This includes providing technical leadership and support to project teams during the execution of projects, driving growth of the Drinking Water practice and business in the US West Region, and providing technical engagement/leadership with clients and the industry during pursuit of Drinking Water opportunities.

  • Executes the overall drinking water strategy across the West Region

  • Coordinate with Area Business Unit Managers and Area Market Sector leaders to establish growth strategy and drive growth

  • Support development of major pursuits and provides technical oversight during development of capture plans that conform to the business development strategy and technical capabilities

  • Coordinate with Global Technical Practice to align skills with market trends and to drive strategic technical leadership hires

  • Draw in technical expertise from across the organization to support pursuits

  • Support and develop marketing strategies/plans, anticipates opportunities, and identifies market trends, including directing market research in the Drinking Water end market

  • Works with other business line and market sector leaders at the district, region or geography level to ensure strategic business growth

  • Help to build strong relationships, including interacting regularly with clients, teaming partners, industry groups and stakeholders linked to the market sector, assuring satisfaction with AECOM services

  • Interact with project delivery personnel to ensure any service issues are identified and addressed in a proactive manner

  • Serve as an ambassador for AECOM in the Water business line and market sector

  • Support the identification and mitigation of risks and commercial terms during the pursuit process

  • Support developing employees in accordance with AECOM core values and performance management competencies, including managing talent and proactively supporting the performance management process

  • Reinforce collaboration and team building, ensures client focus, demonstrates commitment to excellence and innovation, and motivates others to ensure positive morale and engagement.

  • Ensure that AECOM programs such as Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ethics & Compliance are an overriding part of the organizational culture.

  • Continuously build a strong professional network through personal contacts, conference planning and strategy development, WEF/IWA committee participation etc.


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-sustainingdisaster 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 + EXTENSIVE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 15 years of leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's (MS) or Doctorate (PhD) in Engineering. Civil or Chemical preferred

  • 20+ years Drinking Water industry experience

  • Strong background in Business Development

  • Significant prior experience in municipal, provincial, state or intergovernmental agency projects and sales, including working with officials to establish and achieve business and project goals.

  • Extensive knowledge of the Drinking Water business and product offerings

  • Ability to collaborate with other market sectors as necessary to support cross-discipline/business line/region collaboration.

  • Anticipate opportunities and trends in the business line, market sector and in adjacent market sectors

  • Extensive knowledge of the North America municipal water market

  • Ability to broad scan other water related end markets and to assist in strategy development

  • Agile response to fast paced, complex work environment and organizational change

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 Engineering - Water - Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249485BR

Virtual: No

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.