AECOM Transportation Planning Project Manager in Arlington - VA, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Arlington - VA

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a talented transportation planner project manager to join our diverse transportation planning group in Arlington, VA. This position is a great fit for a mid-level transportation professional ready to take on more responsibility and ownership of projects.

AECOM’s Washington, DC Area transportation practice comprises planners, engineers, architects, economists, travel demand forecasters, and support staff and is responsible for conducting a variety of planning and preliminary design/engineering studies for multimodal initiatives for local, state, and federal clients in the region. Example projects include alternatives assessments, feasibility studies, corridor studies, regional/statewide plans, environmental studies (NEPA documentation), facility planning/design, and TOD/station-area plans.

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

Transportation technical tasks:

  • Analyze and recommend transportation system improvements based on technological change and economic, population, land use, and traffic projections;

  • Analyze data from modeling software, geographic information systems or associated databases;

  • Develop and test new methods and models of transportation, economic, and environmental analysis;

  • Communicate complex transportation technical information in clear, engaging and creative ways to a variety of audiences;

  • Collaborate with engineers to research, analyze, or resolve complex transportation design issues;

  • Develop design ideas for new or improved transport infrastructure, including transit stations and alignments, pedestrian projects, bicycle facilities, complete streets, connected and autonomous vehicles, highways, and parking;

  • Review development plans for transportation system effects, infrastructure requirements, and compliance with applicable transportation regulations;

  • Assist or lead environmental and NEPA-related projects and tasks, including EIS, EA, and CE documentation with FTA, FRA, and FHWA as lead agencies;

  • Prepare presentation materials and facilitate meetings with client staff, agency boards, and commissions and elected officials; and

  • Participate in public meetings and hearings to explain planning proposals, and gather feedback from those affected by projects, or achieve consensus on project designs

Task and project management:

  • Manage technical tasks and projects, including managing task and project teams, presenting to and working with a range of clients, monitoring project budgets and schedules, developing technical approaches and executing work, assisting with quality control, and coordinating among technical disciplines; and

  • Serve as project manager or as deputy project manager, in accordance with the level of experience, further develop project management skills and to obtain the AECOM project management certification

Business development and pursuits

  • Help maintain excellent client relationships through attentive service, project delivery, communication and professionalism, and anticipation of client needs;

  • Assist business development activities through client agency and peer firm networking, internal and external knowledge sharing of AECOM technical experience and capabilities, and engaging with local and national industry trends and innovation; and

  • Assist project pursuit leaders and collaborate with other team members in developing proposal materials

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional-level experience in transportation planning;

  • Experience managing projects or coordinating technical disciplines for transportation agency projects involving close client contact;

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, including developing engaging reports for a range of client, public stakeholder, and decision-maker audiences;

  • Excellent document delivery skills: report organization and technical editing, development of information graphics, an efficient delegation of assignments, and the ability to work under multiple deadlines;

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and highly self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and demonstrate effective time management skills;

  • Experience working in North American stakeholder-based transportation or community planning context; and

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in planning, engineering, environmental science, public policy or a related field

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 Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 199462BR

Clearance Required No

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.