AECOM Design Director in New York, New York

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152149BR

Position Title Design Director

Job Category Communications

Business Line AECOM Corporate

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - New York

City New York

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

AECOM is seeking a Design Director to join the firm’s Brand Strategy team within Corporate Communications. In this position, you’ll lead an in-house, geographically dispersed design team that collaborates to conceptualize, develop, design, and execute multimedia campaigns that effectively communicate the AECOM brand. You will also serve as the design lead to the organization, influencing design talent from various business lines and geographies on a global scale in the execution of dynamic representations of the brand.


  • Develop creative vision for a broad range of creative executions, including graphic and print, digital and multimedia. Design direction and execution for AECOM brand experience touchpoints. Examples of design outputs include brand identity, video graphics, environmental graphics, graphic interfaces, signage, communications, presentations and marketing promotions.

  • Manage direct reports and serve as the subject matter expert globally

  • Establish and implement best-in-class internal design process and workflows that balance efficiency, excellent client experience and high-level creative outputs.

  • Work in collaboration with the team to ensure that processes, projects, and interactions with stakeholders are consistently collaborative, engaging and enlightening.

  • Provide direction to third party vendors

  • Insure design aesthetic is adhesive amongst all platforms

  • Reflect graphic design excellence and best practices in all processes and outputs.

  • Continually seek to advance the skill set of team members on graphic design technologies, processes, applications and best practices.

Minimum Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience in a design firm, consultancy or agency

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Ability to absorb and design for brand guidelines, and manage design needs across multiple brands

  • Obsession with emerging media & technology; you have opinions on where everything is going, from devices to software to content trends

  • Experience with creative direction and mentorship for other designers

  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team of designers and design thinkers

  • Ability to thrive in the face of the ambiguity that occurs when project outcomes must be continually reframed and clarified

  • Highly collaborative, with ability serve as a champion for the end-user for stakeholders through ideation, design and implementation

  • Can demonstrate exceptional writing ability

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.


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.