AECOM DCS Americas, Strategy & Growth - Strategy Director in Los Angeles, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146322BR

Position Title DCS Americas, Strategy & Growth - Strategy Director

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Program Management

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Los Angeles

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

Program Management

Our specialists are responsible for the management and control of hundreds of major capital programs totaling over US$300 billion across all continents and market sectors, including transportation/infrastructure, mining and minerals, environmental, facilities, water and energy.

Job Summary

We're seeking a Director to join the Strategy & Growth Group for AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services (DCS) Americas business.

DCS Americas is a multi-billion dollar, leading provider of infrastructure services, including Architecture, Engineering and Consulting. The Growth & Strategy Group is responsible for strategy development, market intelligence, special projects and operations in support of the business’ growth goals.

The Manager or Sr. Manager will help advance the agenda of Executive leadership by defining strategic direction and driving critical strategic initiatives for DCS Americas. This position will report to the Vice President, Strategy & Growth. This position requires the acumen to address complex projects, balance multiple responsibilities, and influence key stakeholders. The ideal candidate is intellectually curious and wants the opportunity to lead high-impact projects to further our strategic ambitions.


  • Plan, manage, and execute enterprise-wide initiatives

  • Manage multi-person teams and develop junior team members

  • Establish well-supported solutions with specific recommendations that enable senior management to make critical decisions

  • Conduct internal and external research and analysis to develop actionable recommendations

  • Assess global markets and develop detailed market insights and strategies

  • Drive the development of corporate, business unit and function strategic plans

  • Identify risks to long range strategic plans and develop mitigation strategies

  • Provide strategic input into mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and divestitures

  • Build credible subject matter expertise and personal brand across enterprise

  • Present to and influence senior leadership

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree

  • 15+ years experience, 7 of which are in a management role

  • Or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, leadership, and communications skills

  • Expertise in research and analysis, strategic planning, financial analysis, and project management

  • Proven ability to think out of the box and challenge the status quo

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with drive to take on a leadership role and the accountability and responsibility that comes with it

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in management consulting, private equity, corporate strategy, or investment banking

  • Advanced Degree 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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.