AECOM Division VP, Science and Engineering in Norfolk, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156903BR

Position Title Division VP, Science and Engineering

Job Category Business Development

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Norfolk

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 works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Division Vice President of Science and Engineering to implement and execute the full lifecycle of assigned new business initiatives within the Sustainment, Engineering and Acquisition (SEA) Sector and the Systems Engineering and Information Solutions (SEIS) Strategic Business Unit. The selected candidate will develop winning marketing and business strategies; interact directly with potential customers, potential teammates, and internal stakeholders to develop and qualify opportunities; lead capture activities; lead solution development activities and oversee specific pipeline opportunities to accomplish management and financial objectives for new business.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the overall functioning and performance of the business development function. Establish and maintain an effective business development strategy and planning process.

  2. Work with the President and General Manager, Operational Directors and Managers and others to develop marketing objectives, strategies and plans for the division. Participate in the adequate planning for future development and growth of the division, and in the preparation of division plans (e.g., two-year plan, strategic plan, etc.); and periodically present such plans for review and approval by the Corporation.

  3. Track, monitor, and report on submitted and pending bids and approaching business opportunities.

  4. Appraise and evaluate lost bids and develop and recommend ways to improve the division's win rate. Report results, issues, and concerns to the President and General Manager.

  5. Develop and maintain a comprehensive database on competitors and potential teaming partners including capabilities, cost information, and business strategies.

  6. Develop and implement effective marketing campaigns to obtain new sales or increased sales with current customers.

  7. Participate in investigations pertaining to joint ventures, the acquisition of businesses, or the sale of assets.

  8. Delegate portions of activities, responsibilities, and authorities, as necessary and desirable. Ensure that marketing responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities are defined and understood throughout the division.

  9. Ensures that all marketing activities are carried out in compliance with internal policies and practices and laws and regulations.

  10. Represents the company as appropriate in its relationship with customers, employees, competitors, suppliers, government agencies, community organizations, professional societies and similar groups.

  11. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree and 15 years of progressive management and marketing experience. Directly related proficiency, skill, and experience with government/commercial customers can be substituted for the degree preference.

  • Excellent communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills required.

  • Must be articulate with executive presence, creative and forward-looking, clear thinker and decision-maker, change agent, and have a track record of continuous business development activities and continuing education.

  • Position requires extensive travel.

  • Position requires the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

.Knowledge of and experience with the following Navy activities: PEO Ships, SEA 21, NSWC Carderock, Regional Maintenance Centers.

Understanding of Navy maintenance, modernization, logistics and sustainment strategies.

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.