AECOM Senior Specialist, Employee Engagement - Telecommuter in Virtual, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144757BR

Position Title Senior Specialist, Employee Engagement - Telecommuter

Job Category Human Resources

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Virtual

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 Shared Services

We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Specialist, Employee Engagement professional who will play a key role in supporting and driving employee engagement efforts across DCS Americas. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Employee Engagement, this role will partner with business leaders, managers and Human Resources to drive the annual engagement survey process and associated action planning; employee retention programs; and integrate other people programs (eg: Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management, Performance + Rewards, Recognition, etc.) with the overall Engagement Strategy through specific business-level efforts. As a subject matter expert, the Senior Specialist will stay current on best practices and new developments in engagement and retention; and will design and develop programs, and support efforts to affect positive change in engagement and retention in the business. They will provide guidance, coaching and support to leaders, managers and the HR community.

Position has the flexibility to telecommute within North America.

Specific efforts will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Alignment and development of programs and initiatives supporting a comprehensive employee engagement strategy; and supporting business ownership/accountability for employee engagement and retention

  • Plan and administer annual employee survey efforts, including results analysis, action planning and related activities with business leaders/managers and Human Resources

  • Guide and support business leaders, managers and HR with strategies and initiatives - supporting links between employee engagement, retention and business goals

  • Development, implementation, and support of retention programs for use across the organization.

  • Integration of the D&I strategy into engagement and retention programs to support AECOM’s focus of a diverse and inclusive organization

  • Support HR and business capability development in sustainable engagement efforts (Engage, Enable, and Energize), retention, and culture change to improve the employee experience and support a culture of high performance

  • Working across business lines and functions, integrate and align various functional programs and initiatives with engagement and retention strategies

  • Planning, support and utilization of technology platforms and approaches to support engagement of employees through communication, connectivity and employee feedback

  • Establishing meaningful metrics to determine effectiveness of programs/initiatives

The Senior Specialist, Employee Engagement will be results-oriented, and able to:

  • Build relationships; effectively promote ideas and influence behavior through strong collaboration with HR and business leaders

  • Scope and effectively plan and manage projects and initiatives, and partner with HR and other stakeholders in successful implementation and rollout

  • Deliver initiatives, tools, resources and other supports to complement engagement surveys and support the overall engagement strategy

  • Support OE capability and capacity of stakeholders

  • Support the translation of strategy into specific goals, tactics, action plans and deliverables

  • Identify issues and root causes; provide objective, practical, data-driven solutions that are sustainable

  • Drive, implement and measure solutions

  • Implement change strategies for large-scale initiatives

  • Influence and support culture change necessary to achieve business objectives

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 7+ years of Organizational Development (OD)/Organization Effectiveness (OE), Human Resources, Industrial-Organizational (IO) Psychology and/or applicable business experience

  • Strong Project Management and/or Change Management Skills

  • Excellent Time Management – ability to meet deadlines

  • Advanced interpersonal skills and professional acumen

  • Implementing change management - including the technical process management of change and the culture, engagement and retention strategies/initiatives to successfully achieve the change

  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, demanding environment

  • Ability to translate strategy into tactical implementation supporting business results

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed team environment and to collaborate across lines of business/functions

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate at various levels within the organization with tact and professionalism

  • Ability to provide guidance and influence to senior leaders

  • Strong leadership and decision making skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office programs: PowerPoint, Word, Excel and other applicable software

  • Ability to travel to support business needs, less than 10%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree with 5+ years of Organizational Development (OD)/Organization Effectiveness (OE), Human Resources, Industrial-Organizational (IO) Psychology and/or applicable business experience

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.