AECOM Transportation Business Development Account Manager in Seattle, Washington

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149265BR

Position Title Transportation Business Development Account Manager

Job Category Business Development

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Washington

City Seattle

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 Business Line and the Pacific Region of AECOM are actively seeking a highly talented Transportation Business Development Account Manager for immediate employment located in the Seattle, WA office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in the transportation industry and have a successful track record of client account management and new project pursuits.

The position will report to the Area Executive for the Pacific Northwest and will work in a matrix organization, with local transportation and operations staff, regional leadership, and national transportation business line executives to position AECOM for new work with major clients in the Pacific Northwest and primarily western Washington. Those primary clients include, but are not limited to WSDOT, Sound Transit, King County (including King County Metro), Pierce County, Snohomish County, all cities in the Central Puget Sound region, and elsewhere across the state and the Pacific Northwest as our transportation practice grows. Focus will be on planning, design and construction management services. Cross over and collaboration between the transportation and environmental business lines will be encouraged.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the National Transportation Business Line leadership team, Area and Regional Executives (operations and business development), the Transportation Regional Business Line Leader (RBLL), and area Business Development Leads on development and execution of sales strategies

  • Formulate and execute business development and client capture strategies, including general marketing efforts and specific opportunity pursuits, complete with identification of required staff resources to win and effectively deliver projects

  • Establish relationships with both external and internal clients and customers, including industry associations and other potential consultant team members

  • Identify upcoming transportation pursuits in the Washington transportation market

  • Position AECOM for pursuits that best fit our skillset and growth plans

  • Lead the proposal development process including team formulation, Statement of Qualifications, Technical Proposals and Presentations

  • Attend conferences and workshops to strengthen existing client relationships and establish new relationships; obtain an understanding of emerging technologies and market drivers

  • Maintain a high local and regional profile

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Business Administration or related discipline

  • 15+ years of experience in organizational development and leadership, project management, client service management, or business development activities for large scale transportation clients and/or projects

  • Proven track record with large client account management, project pursuit execution, and engineering/technical sales

  • Experience in client prepositioning activities, team (internal and external partners) and proposal development, and execution of selection interviews

  • Familiarity with local and federal funding and project development requirements

  • Team-oriented individual that can work with operations, project and marketing staff of all levels

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Government or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Engineering, Architecture, or related discipline

  • Track record of increasing market share in the transportation sector

  • Recognized business development/client management leader

  • Recognized leader in developing and nurturing relationships with key clients

  • Recognized leader in professional 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 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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