AECOM Senior Manager - Mergers and Acquisitions in Los Angeles, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152139BR

Position Title Senior Manager - Mergers and Acquisitions

Job Category Business Development

Business Line AECOM Corporate

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

AECOM Corporate

Our teams provide the strategic guidance that shapes the vision and direction for AECOM. We enable the success of our employees and our operations by ensuring they have the tools, information, resources and support they need to do their jobs.

Job Summary

The Senior Manager - Corporate Development / Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) position will be responsible for working with the team to identify, evaluate, and execute domestic and international acquisitions. The position will be part of the Corporate M&A team, but will be working with many parts of the global organization. AECOM has a highly acquisitive history, and a member of the M&A team should expect to gain significant buy-side acquisition experience (domestic, international, and cross-border). The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with offices and employees around the world.

Core Responsibilities

  • Strategic M&A Planning: Evaluate the competitive landscape and assist in development / refinement of M&A plan to advance the strategic initiatives of the Company. This will also include profiling and monitoring top targets.

  • Target Evaluation: Analyze and evaluate strategic and financial information of potential targets. Prepare multiple valuation analyses (comparables, DCF, IRR, merger / accretion / dilution, etc.) to support executive decision making.

  • Transaction Execution: Project management responsibilities to coordinate the entire transaction. This will include managing due diligence, internal functional team (HR, IT, legal, tax, accounting) review, and approval processes.

  • Documentation / Presentation: Prepare investment thesis presentations summarizing conclusions and recommendations to present to executive management and the Board.

  • Responsibilities may also include a role in post merger integration.

  • Potentially perform a variety of other ad hoc projects for senior management.

  • Some travel required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidate should be self-motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and have the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ideal candidates will have completed 2+ years of investment banking or management consulting post-MBA (or equivalent education).

  • Candidates must be highly analytical and have an in-depth knowledge of accounting, finance, and valuation.

  • Candidates should possess exceptional financial modeling (including usage of CapIQ plugins), and presentation / PowerPoint skills.

  • Candidates need to be highly organized and be able to juggle and prioritize multiple assignments concurrently.

  • Candidates should possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills in order to interact with internal and external parties.

  • Engineering background and/or engineering industry knowledge is a plus.

  • Buy-side acquisition experience is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Local candidates 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.


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