AECOM Vice President - Major Projects in Ottawa, Ontario

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157008BR

Position Title Vice President - Major Projects

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Transportation

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Ontario

City Ottawa

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

The Transportation Division of AECOM is actively seeking a Vice President – Major Projects to a) provide strategic and day-to-day leadership on the Ottawa LRT Stage 2 Program through the Owner’s Engineer contract AECOM and its joint venture partners hold with the City of Ottawa and b) support the growth and development of AECOM’s P3 advisory and delivery practice across North America.

As part of our team, the successful applicant will:

  • Be a Key Individual in Ottawa Owner’s Engineer Team for the Ottawa LRT Stage 2 Program holding the contractual position of Deputy Program Manager

  • Act as AECOM’s Project Manager within the Ottawa Owner’s Engineer joint venture

  • Act as the senior accountable leader representing AECOM’s P3 Advisory Services Group, providing strategic technical and commercial leadership of the Ottawa LRT Program

  • Oversee and be accountable for all aspects of the successful planning, resourcing, and delivery of the Ottawa LRT Program

  • Be a visible leader and trusted advisor to the City of Ottawa

  • Be a role model by demonstrating and promoting AECOM’s values both internally and externally

  • Assure soundness of project delivery approaches and provide quality assurance of project work plans, reports, and technical products

  • Support the P3 advisory (owner’s side) and P3 delivery (private side) services businesses across North America through strategic involvement in positioning, proposal/bid, and delivery activities

  • Collaborate with and build networks with technical and professional staff across the company

  • Lead and mentor direct report advisory services staff

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful applicant to progress their career within a firm that is global leader in professional technical and management support services at the forefront of the P3 infrastructure market in Canada.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

  • 15+ years' experience

  • An exemplary understanding of the P3/AFP models and experience in delivery of projects in the AFP/P3 market

  • Previous role in a management or technical role within an AFP/P3 agency, AFP/P3 consultant advisory team, or AFP/P3 bid side team

  • Engineering, construction, or operations experience with extensive focus on railway, commuter, and transit projects

  • Experience as Project Manager on a large (>$500-million) transit infrastructure projects

  • Proficiency with project management processes

  • Experience with preparing, negotiating and managing contractual agreements combining complex commercial, technical, and financial matters

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills in complex and changing environments

  • Ability to work independently, strong negotiating, problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Skilled in technical and contract writing and preparing and delivering presentations to senior management in client agencies, consultants, and third party stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Institute

  • Active involvement in railway related industry organizations

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.


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