AECOM Senior National Transit Operations, Safety and Asset Management Leader in Flexible Location, California

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Senior National Transit Operations, Safety and Asset Management Leader

United States of America - California

Flexible Location

Job Summary

The Transportation Business Line is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Market Sector Manager for immediate employment located in various locations throughout the United States. The highly qualified candidate will demonstrate an established career in the transit industry and have a successful track record of major passenger transit operations and program management. The position will report to the North American Transit Market Sector Leader and collaborate across a matrix organization, with local transportation and operations staff, regional leadership, and national transportation business line executives to assist in winning and delivering new AECOM work with major transit clients in the United States.

The Senior Transit Market Sector Manager, Asset Management and Operations/Safety in the AECOM Transportation Business Line, will advise on strategy and program wide solutions of significant size and complexity (more than $1B capital program), addressing key issues pertaining to maintenance management Systems, safety compliance, traditional capital reinvestment planning, periodic and continuous condition assessments and decision support tools for transit operators asset management programs.

This Leader has a strong working knowledge of capital asset inventory and condition assessment across guideway elements, facilities, systems, safety compliance programs, stations and vehicles; and regularly interacts with executive level government or public officials and/or executive level clients on significant program matters which often require coordination between organizations. The Senior Transit Program Manager assesses and manages risk on behalf of the client and delivers on key client and project success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise the National Transportation Business Line leadership team, Area and Regional Executives (operations and business development), the Transportation Regional Business Line Leader (RBLL), and area Business Development Leads on development and execution of significant project pursuits and delivery to address transit agency action management plans for maintenance of existing systems and capital asset inventory and condition assessment needs

  • Formulate and execute project opportunity capture strategies, including teaming and positioning for specific pursuits and identification of required staff resources to win and effectively deliver projects

  • Leverage established relationships with both external and internal clients and customers, including industry associations and other potential consultant team members

  • Work with area and regional business development leaders to identify upcoming transit pursuits in the US transit market

  • Maintain a high national profile by continued involvement in industry associations including participation in conferences and workshops to keep a current understanding of emerging technologies and market drivers

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or related technical discipline

  • 10+ years of diverse experience in operations and program management within or in partnership with major passenger rail and transit agencies

  • Proven track record with large client project management, project pursuit execution, and multidisciplinary team management

  • Experience in client prepositioning activities, team (internal and external partners) and proposal development

  • Recognized expertise in operations, quality assurance, system safety and security, facilities maintenance, asset management and service planning for bus, heavy rail, light rail and commuter rail transit modes

  • Excellent written and oral communication as well as analytical skills

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Engineering, Architecture, or related technical discipline

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer, Certified Urban Planner, Registered Architect and/or Program Management Professional

  • Demonstrated track record in broad administration including budgeting, contract negotiation, contract management, policy development and performance management and reporting within a major transit agency

  • Recognized passenger rail program/project delivery leader with developed relationships among key clients and within professional organizations

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.

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Job Category Management

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 164454BR