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AECOM Architecture Principal, Transit and TOD in Washington, District Of Columbia

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

AECOM seeks an Architecture Principal, Transit and TOD , for our Buildings + Places leadership team to drive the growth of professional services related to passenger stations, multi-modal transportation infrastructure, and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).

Candidate will be an architect or planner with subject matter expertise in the design and delivery of innovative transit facilities served by rail, light rail, and bus rapid transit, as well as TOD land planning, equitable community development, and urban placemaking. Candidate will nurture a multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, urban strategists, real-estate advisors, economists, social scientists, and speciality sub-consultants across multiple offices, within a national and global community of experts committed to designing efficient, equitable and inspiring transportation facilities.

Candidate will be a ‘seller-doer’ responsible for executing professional project work, winning new work, cultivating client relationships, and growing AECOM’s portfolio of world-class transit systems, stations, infrastructure, and TOD. This position is supported by our regional operational and technical teams, reporting to the U.S. Regional Business Line Leader, and collaborating with the Global Head of Stations and TOD.


Candidate will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Choreograph a multi-disciplinary practice of design, technical, management, business development, and marketing/communications professionals

  • Lead senior-level architects within the company as well as partner/sub-consulting design firms

  • Lead pursuits

  • Lead project teams

  • Lead project work

  • Provide thought leadership on key programs and global initiatives

  • Initiate and maintain contacts with key officials of client agencies, organizations and peer/partner companies

  • Offer design creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving routine and unusual problems, articulating objectives and requirements, organizing programs and project approaches, developing standards and guidelines, and implementing procedures and protocols

  • Exhibit skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues

  • Exemplify passion for design excellence, authenticity and trustworthiness


Minimum Requirements :

  • BA/BS in Architecture plus ten 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership

  • Professional License as Architect (RA, AIA) or Planner (AICP)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 15 years experience

  • Strong relationships with regional transit agencies

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

  • Strong vision, voice and work samples that demonstrate design excellence

  • Design/Build experience, DBIA certification

  • Software: Revit, Autocad, MS Excel and Word

Additional Information

About Us

AECOM Buildings + Places is a global, multi-disciplinary team of designers committed to connecting people and place. ​Our Transit practice is a collective of design professionals and strategists recognized internationally for technical expertise that empowers our clients to succeed. By thinking and acting globally, we bring value to transportation buildings and infrastructure by enhancing the passenger experience to make a better world.​

Our teams have been behind many of America’s signature transit and city-building accomplishments—including New York City’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Denver’s Union Station Neighborhood, and San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $150,000.00 - $270,000.00.


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: J10110303

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Business Development

Work Location Model: On-Site