AECOM Urban Development Lead in sydney, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146518BR

Position Title Urban Development Lead

Job Category Planning

Business Line Design + Planning

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - New South Wales

City sydney

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

Working across our market sectors and end markets, this role will focus on developing and executing the Urban Development strategy. Reporting to the MD, Civil Infrastructure and as a member of the ANZ Civil Infrastructure Leadership Team, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining our reputation as an independent authority on the design and delivery of complex urban development infrastructure.

You will identify and develop key opportunities in the design and delivery of key Urban Development project, initially across Sydney. This includes full accountability for revenue targets, margins and financial control of projects. In addition, you will manage major project initiatives across the group.

The role will see you:

  • Create a successful division of civil infrastructure consultants, delivering high quality work to the Urban Development Industry.

  • Develop extensive design and project management skills from concept to delivery; ensuring the design is complimentary to the broader AECOM Urban Development practice (including Urban and Transport Planning, Landscape and Urban Design, Power and Energy, Sustainability, Water and QS).

  • Lead challenging high risk bids.

  • Lead virtual teams across multiple projects throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Identify priority markets and clients and deliver an effective strategy to reflect this

  • Present thorough understanding of construction techniques, practices and how they impact on design and on-site delivery

This represents a fantastic opportunity to join the leadership team across Civil & Infrastructure business. This newly created role will enable you to continue to develop our service offering, focussing on developing AECOM’s project delivery capability in the Urban Development space as we continue to execute our global ‘Design, Build, Finance, Operate’ strategy.

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-20 years of proven management experience at a senior level in the Urban Development industry.

  • Proven key client contacts across Australia & New Zealand (preferably Sydney)

  • Strong project planning skills with an emphasis on setting and measuring milestones.

  • Well-developed client/consultant relationship management and business development/relationship skills.

  • Proven contractual and dispute control experience

  • Proven Innovation ability aligned to organisation strategies, operations and project objectives.

Preferred Qualifications As above

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.