AECOM Associate Director, Urban, Chongqing in Chongqing, China

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159264BR

Position Title Associate Director, Urban, Chongqing

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Design + Planning

Country China

State/Province/Region CN - Chongqing Municipality

City Chongqing

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

Design + Planning

Our professionals specialize in design, master planning, environmental and ecological planning, strategic planning and economic development. We create implementable solutions that promote sustainable land use and enhance quality of life.

Job Summary

This level is to play a key technical or manager role in project team, operational team or professional design team. Assure the team to achieve its goals, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

Play a key role in projects, as a premier Designer or Project Manager.

Lead project design and execution, giving design directions to the project teams, control design quality. Serve as a technical design expert to the project, but generally works through staff to develop and execute design.

Be able to lead design in a holistic process oriented approach based on a contemporary innovative methodology from the vision to build works. Develop design plans in response to technical problems posed by a project’s scope. Develops innovative solutions to problems.

Lead projects that are medium in size: responsible for financial management of the project, ensuring key deadlines are met and that the project stays on schedule and staff are working together effectively.

Develop and maintain clients, manage the presentation and report development from clients. Play a key role in client management and keep positive client feedback and satisfaction.

Collaborate and co-work with other team or internal partners via excellent communication skill.

Mentor young designers. Work, inspire and manage a diverse team of design professionals from around the world focusing on strong communication and team leadership abilities. May work with team leaders on recruit, manage and retain key talents.

Proactively engage in team building and young professional development.

Be able to attract and recruit talent designers.

Minimum Requirements

At least 8+ years experience in providing Design/Architecture consultancy services.

Proven track record of delivering projects within the industry, particularly in China.

Ability to capture and successfully deliver projects.

Proven team work and mentor skills.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with staff, co-workers and clients.

Preferred Qualifications

Recent experience in China essential; overseas experience preferred.

Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese preferred.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.