AECOM Deputy Business Unit Leader (DBUL) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145787BR

Position Title Deputy Business Unit Leader (DBUL)

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Louisiana

City Baton Rouge

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

The Deputy Business Unit Leader (DBUL) will report directly to the Gulf Coast ENV Area Business Unit Leader (BUL). This role will encompass the geography of LA, MS, AR and part of Houston Metro. As such, this position can be located in any one of these geographies. The DBUL works with the ABUL, Finance and Accounting (F&A) and practice leaders to provide operational management of a portion of the Gulf Coast ENV organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes operational performance for Environment business line and proactively identifies area of improvement - This includes analyzing key KPIs such as utilization, gross margin, SG&A, EBITA and DSO

  • Collaborates with BUL and Area Operations Manager to develop and implement solutions

  • Works with BULs and F&A to forecast volume of work and identify deviations from plan/outlook

  • Partners with Project Controls to continuously improve operational excellence - Expected to act in a leadership role to drive improvement

  • Communicates with staff to ensure that all initiatives are delivered and executed in a positive and effective manner

  • Key Performance Indicators include: Gross and Net Revenue, Direct Personnel Expense (Utilization), Direct Labor Multiplier, As Sold Margin, Gross Margin, Contribution Margin, EBITA, and DSO

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Operational knowledge of AECOM management systems such as APIC, ABC, etc and AECOM’s financial management processes

  • Collaborative style; team player

  • Willingness to see opportunity and act

  • Ability to lead by influence, be decisive and have a strategic mindset

  • Loves challenge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience preferably with AECOM or legacy companies

  • Proficiency in using APIC and executing EACs

  • Proven financial and operational acumen

  • Experience in process optimization and team leadership

  • Willingness to challenge the status quo and those stuck in it

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