AECOM Senior Manager, Planning in Los Angeles, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159318BR

Position Title Senior Manager, Planning

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

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


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Manager, Planning for immediate employment for the Los Angeles, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Analyzes planning projects related to transportation including land use policies, impact of projects and long-range planning needs

  • Defines regional and local transportation planning problems and priorities

  • Prepares reports, recommendations, assessments and impact statements on transportation planning

  • Leads the preparing of NEPA/CEQA documentation for complex transportation projects including bus, rail, highway and active transportation facilties

  • Analyzes data from modeling software, geographic information systems or associated databases

  • Collaborates with engineers to research, analyze, or resolve complex transportation and aviation design issues

  • May design transportation surveys to identify areas of public concern

  • May direct traffic counting programs

  • Participates in public meetings or hearings to explain planning proposals, to gather feedback from those affected by projects, or to achieve consensus on project designs

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Transportation Engineering, Planning, Urban Planning or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices and techniques of planning

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers

  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined planning problems

  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously

  • Experience in preparing NEPA/CEQA documentation for complex transportation projects including bus, rail, highway and active transportation facilities

  • Good knowledge of budgeting and project management procedures

  • Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to complete varied work tasks on schedule

  • A desire to think creatively

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of research and statistical methods

  • Data collection, analysis, and presentation experience

  • Networking and relationship building experience

  • Proficient in GIS data development, analysis and programming with InDesign, Adobe Acrobat and other graphics tools to prepare maps, infographics, exhibits and charts

  • Experience with transit operations

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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