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AECOM Senior Transportation Project Manager in Waterloo, Iowa

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 nearly 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

AECOMis seeking to hire a Senior Transportation Project Manager to support our exciting projects in Waterloo, IA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Continue and strengthen client relationships in Iowa within the Surface Transportation Industry, specific to public sector clients.

  • Grows market share and footprint of the Surface Transportation business with a focus on Highway and Bridge design.

  • Develops and maintains exceptional customer relations.

  • Regularly attends client sponsored events serving as an ambassador for AECOM.

  • Develops marketing plans and strategies, anticipates opportunities, and identifies market trends.

  • Positions and maps AECOM capabilities to customer business objectives and Surface Transportation initiatives.

  • Leads proposal preparation and presentations for clients with potential large and complex projects.

  • Builds strong relationships and interacts regularly with existing and new clients, teaming partners, industry groups and stakeholders linked to the Transportation business line.

  • Works with Operations Manager to achieve strategic business growth targets.

  • Identifies, pursues, and wins Surface Transportation and infrastructure design projects.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with other leaders within AECOM’s U.S. West Transportation Group.

  • Continuously interacts with clients assuring satisfaction with AECOM services and interacting with project delivery personnel to ensure any service issues are identified and addressed in a proactive manner.

  • Drives project performance and is responsible for the performance of a portfolio of projects

  • Collaborates with peers/leaders in the AECOM U.S. West department to leverage technical expertise, ensure client satisfaction and implement best practices.

  • Assists with project reporting functions during the month

  • Assists with coordinating staffing workload, leading design teams, and mentoring staff.

  • Experience performing quality reviews and audits.

  • Experience designing and signing design plans, technical reports and specifications for Surface Transportation Industry related projects.

  • Manages project and work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management + 10 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineer license in Iowa or ability to acquire one within 6 months of employment.

  • Valid Drivers License.

  • US Citizenship.


  • 15+ years of experience in Transportation Industry with a focus on Highway and Bridge design.

  • Has established client relationships relative to Highway, Bridge and Infrastructure design in region and state-wide.

  • Iowa PE (Professional Engineer)

  • Leverages client relationships within the NE Iowa. and surrounding area, to identify and capture Highway, and Bridge and Infrastructure market share to grow the Surface Transportation business.

  • Responsible for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to the field.

  • 7 + years’ experience in roadway and infrastructure design project performance and deliveries

  • Familiarity with Iowa DOT, and local agency specifications, policies and procedures

  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe and Bluebeam

  • Ability to proactively communicate with project teams leadership and department staff

  • Alternative delivery experience a plus!

Additional Information

Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation in Iowa will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $100,000.00 - 150,000.00 annually.

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 absences, 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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10102056

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site