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AECOM Commercial Director in San Diego, 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 over 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

The Americas Commercial Director will lead this functional group across the Americas, with a specific focus on recruiting, hiring, training, and placing Commercial Managers on our largest, most complex projects. The Commercial Director will report directly to the Project Delivery and Controls (PD&C) leader for the Americas.

Job Responsibilities

The Commercial Director is responsible for the hiring, training and development of commercial managers and placing them on the appropriate projects or programs. The Commercial Director should be a subject matter expert within the commercial management group and act as a resource to the Commercial Managers on projects and the business as a whole. They will be responsible for developing and delivering training on commercial matters.


  • Participate in strategic pursuits to provide input regarding commercial and strategic objectives.

  • Will collaborate globally with other Commercial Directors and Managers as well as Project Management, Project Controls, Supply Chain, Risk and other related groups.

  • Highlights areas of concern to the project management team and assists in developing corrective actions and strategies.

  • May act as a facilitator or resource for solving project commercial issues. While ensuring that the organization achieves its financial and strategic objectives while still maintaining strong client relationships.

  • Develop and present monthly commercial status updates to the PD&C leader and any executive oversight committees (region/BL leadership, risk review committes, etc).


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in engineering, construction management, architecture, business plus 12 years of experience with large and complex program or project management with specific experience in as many of the following areas as possible, is preferred: design/engineering management, alternative delivery (Design-Build, P3, CMGC, CMAR, etc.), procurement, contracts management, claims management, project controls, and team leadership or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership

  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices in the countries in which the commercial managers will work in, as well as applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, policies, procedures, and work practices is preferred.

  • Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring small to medium-sized teams.

  • Expertise in negotiation techniques and employ those as required.

  • Working knowledge of contracts, claims management, project controls, earned value, schedule management, project management, and project/change order estimating on medium to large complex projects.

  • Working knowledge of project cost accounting.

  • Experience in contract development, claims preparation, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning, and scheduling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years of experience with large and complex program or project management, with specific experience in as many of the following areas as possible, is preferred: design/engineering management, alternative delivery (Design-Build, P3, CMGC, CMAR, etc.), procurement, contracts management, claims management, project controls, and team leadership.

  • A Law degree or Master’s degree is a plus.

  • Ability to communicate concisely to company leadership.

  • Self-starter; strong communication and people skills.

  • Must be committed to quality and improvement and promoting AECOM’s values.

  • Ability to teach, lead, and mentor others.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship for relevant country work authorization is not available for this position, now or in the future.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $141,243.00 - $261,300.39.


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 program, 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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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: J10108121

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: AME Support

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Remote