AECOM Principal, Director of Economics - New York Metro in New York, New York

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152498BR

Position Title Principal, Director of Economics - New York Metro

Job Category Economics

Business Line Design + Planning

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

Design + Planning

Our professionals specialize in design, master planning, environmental and ecological planning, strategic planning and economic development. We create implementable solutions that promote sustainable land use and enhance quality of life.

Job Summary

We are looking for a leader for our New York Economics practice who has a proven track record and a broad professional network, combined with the ability to lead business development activities; grow market share, impact and presence; and build AECOM’s brand as a trusted real estate economic strategy firm, differentiating AECOM in the NY Metro Region

The selected candidate will join AECOM as a leader in our New York office with the primary objective of growing and leading our Economics center of expertise while working with internal practices and external clients around the world. Day-to-day tasks will require business development activities, active client engagement, and the direction of project managers to ensure top quality and timely work products which satisfy clients’ needs.

The successful candidate will have expertise in real estate economics, including market and financial feasibility analysis, public-private partnerships and transaction support; economic, housing and community development, including public sector planning documents and strategies; and public finance , including fiscal impact analyses and infrastructure financing strategies. They will also be familiar with sustainable economic strategies and approaches, including the innovative applications of benefit/cost analysis and energy and resource economics.

In addition to considerable experience in leading real estate and economic analysis practices, the candidate must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be adept at engaging with clientele and colleagues at the most senior levels of the organization. Substantial team building, project direction, and supervisory capabilities are desired. Candidate should be a highly motivated independent thinker familiar with and able to articulate New York and general real estate and urban development trends.

The successful candidate will provide innovative and detailed top-tier analytical services to all AECOM operating groups in New York. This includes our Design & Consulting service, as well as our market-leading AECOM Construction Services group and AECOM Capital, the investment arm of AECOM, which is structured as a co-general partner fund platform that invests in a variety of real estate and infrastructure assets.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate, Business or City Planning

  • 10+ years of work experience in real estate economics, economic development, market research, development, and/or consulting in a related field

  • Demonstrated business development and practice leadership skills

  • Experience working closely and collaboratively with many disciplines, including all aspects of the Buildings business, incorporating architecture, urban design and master planning, as well as our urban infrastructure practice areas including transportation, water, environment and energy

  • Demonstrated experience navigating and thriving in a multi-disciplinary work environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • 12+ years' experience preferred

  • Master's Degree a plus

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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