AECOM Talent Specialist in Los Angeles, California

Business Line AECOM Corporate

Position Title Talent Specialist

United States of America - California

Los Angeles

Job Summary

As a member of the AECOM global Talent Center of Excellence (CoE) team, this role is a full-time position that supports the SVP of Global Talent at AECOM based in Los Angeles, CA. The main responsibilities of this position include being the ‘right hand’ to the SVP and making sure she and the team are as effective as possible. This coordination responsibility includes synthesizing communication to and from the talent team, HR teams, and business leaders. Specific actions would be prioritizing incoming communication and meetings, providing guidance on actions that need to be taken and following up to ensure completion, working with talent/HR teams to ensure information is disseminated and completed in a timely manner, act as a point of contact and liaison for a number of talent-related initiatives, and some tactical scheduling duties.

Additional responsibilities may include special talent projects, coordination of a talent process, perform research and analytics the can culminated into the production of communications and presentations on talent insights and initiatives.

This role is truly in the heart-of-the-action in the Talent CoE.

This candidate is someone who wants to grow their career in the Talent and Human Resources space and wants to have varied responsibilities. He/she should have excellent organizational skills both the ability to quickly assess and prioritize tasks and the ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to translate concepts into clear and compelling Powerpoint presentations. Finally, approaching every day with a positive attitude and having fun at work is a requirement.

After 12 – 18 months, successful candidates in this role would be expected to rotate into another full-time position within AECOM, preferably in the talent or human resources team.

Key Position Accountabilities:

  • Daily coordination with the SVP of Talent COE on the work, team, and communications.

  • Review, synthesize and prioritize all incoming communication to the SVP of Talent; communicate on behalf of the SVP when appropriate to move actions/projects forward and escalate issues as needed. Track completion.

  • Review and prioritize schedule with SVP and Exec Admin to ensure focus is on priority work and help prepare materials before and track actions post meetings. Help prepare agenda for bi-weekly Talent COE meetings.

  • Work with talent teams to collect regular communication, updates on projects, project progress, etc. and summarize for SVP and CHRO.

  • Conduct research on best practices and identified topics, collect benchmark data, analyze for insights and prepare presentations/businesses cases on various topics across the Talent COE and HR as requested.

  • Coordinate across teams to gather and analyze workforce and talent data, look for insights, and summarize into consumable insight ‘reports’ for HR leadership team.

  • Develop presentations that educate, influence and engage partners and stakeholders.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all information obtained or reviewed.

  • Assist in the coordination/execution of a variety of Talent projects, processes, and teams to help drive alignment across the organization.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an HR and/or talent related role and/or project management work.

  • Highly flexible/relationship-oriented individual who builds rapport easily.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and learn quickly.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills; ability to rationalize tradeoffs to present recommendations.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to translate concepts into clear and compelling Powerpoint presentations.

  • Ability to think on one’s feet and make sound judgment calls.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree such as MBA or a masters in organization behavior or related field is preferred.

  • Associations include ASTD, SHRM, OD Network, APA, and Talent Management Network.

  • Some experience working with global teams.

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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Human Resources

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 161202BR