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AECOM Infrastructure Economist in Arlington, Virginia

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Infrastructure Economist based in Arlington, Virginia office.

AECOM’s Infrastructure Economics group is a multidisciplinary team with staff located across the U.S. We work closely with engineering and planning disciplines to conduct applied economic analyses to support project development, policy, and investment decision making.

We apply our national experience and leadership in partnership with AECOM’s regional expertise to solve clients’ problems and support their work.

We would like to add economists to the group to assist with planning and engineering projects across the country. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of economics and its relationship to the development, operation and management of infrastructure assets and networks.


  • Typical projects will include planning for transportation and water projects, financial and economic analysis, socioeconomic assessments, regional economic assessments, benefit-cost analysis, capital program development, policy and technology analysis, environmental and sustainability evaluations, tax and revenue assessments, and others

  • S/he will handle assignments of a quantitative and qualitative nature; and communicate effectively with project staff and/or clients

  • Working with clients and team members, the economist will create and apply economic and simulation models

  • S/he will build, manage, and analyze large data sets based on proprietary client data and traditional public sources

  • Written communication is an important part of our work

  • With three to five years of experience, the economist will perform routine tasks independently, and work under the general supervision of project managers on more complex assignments

  • The economist will frequently prepare and deliver technical reports, presentations, and client briefings

  • Candidates will be expected to develop project management skills over time

  • There will be opportunities to assist with business development activities

  • Occasional travel is required

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Regional/Urban Planning, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Quantitative planning and data analysis methods experience

  • Experience appling economic understanding/skills to a broad range of project types

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in a field that provides a strong foundation for quantitative analysis, such as Economics, Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Two (2) years of applicable experience

  • Experience with multiple types of infrastructure (transportation, water, etc.)

  • Proficient using geographic information system (GIS) software

  • Understands econometrics and ability to use software (e.g., SPSS, R)

  • Understands regional input/output modeling and experience with software (e.g., IMPLAN, REMI, TREDIS)

  • Experience with tools related to multiple fields of infrastructure economic

  • Produces and delivers exceptional quality work that is thoughtful, thorough, and polished

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong verbal and writing skills

  • Ability to solve problems creatively

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Economics

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257917BR

Additional Locations US - Portland, ME - Two City Center, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street

Virtual: 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.