AECOM Vice President - Major Projects in Ottawa, Ontario

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Vice President - Major Projects

Canada - Ontario


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.


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 Program and Project Management

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157008BR