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Job Information

AECOM Americas Equity & Resilience Lead in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

United States of America - Virginia, Arlington - VA

Job Summary

The Americas Social Performance and Resilience Lead guides the strategic growth, sales, project execution and staff recruitment/development in the United States and Canada. In close coordination with the Americas ESG Market Lead and Global ESG Leaders across all business lines, this position will play a key role in elevating AECOM’s Equity and Resilience abilities and providing thought leadership and guidance in a rapidly changing equitable justice environment both internally and externally.

  • Primary Role: Responsible for leadership of Equity and Resilience in the identification of new markets, provide thought leadership and guidance for opportunities and projects that focus on equitable justice and resilience, drive market presence, drive collaboration across multi-discipline cross business line team to mature an industry leading Equity and Resilience culture. Advising Client Account Managers, business line leads, regional practice leads, and sales directors. Develop relationships with federal regulatory agencies including but not limited to DOT, DOE, and EPA focused on Equity and Resilience

  • Reporting Line: Reports to Impact Assessment & Permitting Practice Managing Director, including key interactions with Americas ESG Market Lead, ESG leaders in other business lines, and Technical Practice Leads.

  • Key Practice Staff Support: Key technical leaders.

  • Key Performance Indicators: Growing Market Share of Equity and Resilience focused opportunities and markets, recognition as a thought leader, market positioning/image, growth, and staff development/retention.

Main Responsibilities

Working in collaboration with operational and sales leaders, this senior leader is responsible for setting vision and priorities in the Americas and supports establishment of goals, objectives and strategies in accordance with the Paris Agreement, US and Canadian national Equity and Resilience goals. Sells the full range of resiliency and equity justice services and targets key clients across the entire AECOM footprint. Frequently consulted by clients, peers and colleagues with a high reliance place on industry knowledge. Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and may have far reaching impact on the business.

  • Coordinates and executes Americas level Equity and Resilience initiatives both internal and external

  • Develop relationships and recognized technical advisor with federal regulatory agencies including but not limited to DOT, DOE, and EPA focused on Equity and Resilience

  • Supports end market specific ESG taskforces

  • “Go to” first point of contact for Equity and Resilience queries

  • Provide Americas-level advice, co-ordination and execution on operational Equity and Resilience initiates, support global efforts with aim to scale up Americas efforts globally.

  • Support Americas business to meet client expectations on Net Zero, Sustainability, and Decarbonization across our end markets.

  • Take a leadership role on creating value for AECOM from COP26.

  • Engages in policy and technology development forums, participates in strategic pursuits, proposal preparation and review, and strategic project involvement.

  • Plans, prioritizes, budgets and coordinates participation in industry-leading conferences and forums.

  • In coordination with Human Resource representatives, supports the Practice career path development, including criteria for individual career development and advancement. Grows the Practice resource pool by identifying, developing and progressing individuals to become skilled practitioners.

  • Functions as a Senior Advisor, Principle-In-Charge, or Technical Expert on major programs and or projects as appropriate.

  • Collaboration with co-TPDs to promote cross-selling of services, achieve successful capture of large-scale pursuits, and grow client accounts.

  • Collaboration with other Business Lines to promote cross selling and insourcing of services

Competencies & Leadership Behaviors

  • Consistently demonstrates AECOM Leadership competencies

  • Ensures Unflinching Customer Focus – demonstrates deep customer insight, ensures a client driven culture, spearheads and supports market-focused solutions

  • Ensures Industry Leadership – cultivates best in class professional expertise, supports continuous professional development culture, champions differentiated, integrated client solutions, builds on global reputation as industry leader

  • Employee development – demonstrated ability to recruit and cultivate high performing teams

  • Global Strategic Thinker – demonstrates keen strategic market insight, shapes organizational strategy to achieve long-term enterprise goals, influences market dynamics to favorably position AECOM, skillfully navigates rapidly changing business climates

  • Leverages Global/Geographic Reach – drives integrated solutions, effectively balances geography/local capabilities and resources, consistently optimizes enterprise synergies, serves as a guardian of AECOM

  • Enterprise Business Acumen – building high performance organizations, drives flawless execution, deploys world-class business practices, exerts enterprise-level influence, demonstrates cross-cultural business savvy

  • Communicates Masterfully – builds broad and deep external networks, uses a full range of available communication mediums to inspire and engage others, demonstrates empathy, understanding and exceptional active listening skills, elicits feedback and encourages others to speak up


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in related field + ten years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years related experience with Subject Matter Expert (SME) level knowledge in multiple areas of the practice.

  • Outstanding history of developing & applying existing and innovative technology in a solution-oriented framework to the benefit of our clients.

  • Proven record of developing new clients and ability to guide and prepare winning proposals.

  • A known champion of the business internally and externally.

  • Ability to discern new markets and develop business in those areas.

  • Outstanding oral communication, written and presentation skills.

  • Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251926BR

Additional Locations US - Annapolis Junction, MD - 430 National Business Parkway, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - San Diego, CA - 2417 McCain Road, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.