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AECOM Smart City Planner / Urban Analyst in Arlington, Virginia

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM has a position available for a Smart City Planner / Urban Analyst in Arlington, VA. The qualified individual will be joining our flourishing Global Urban Analytics Center of Excellence (COE) team within our Buildings + Places group. This is primarily a Smart City Planner role.

The selected candidate will be working collaboratively with core team members focusing on smart city planning and infrastructure concepts, advanced data-driven urban development strategy among other key areas of work and helping to deliver quality products and solutions to our clients.

The responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following: This is primarily a Smart City Planner role.

  • Under direct supervision, may complete scientific assignments of limited complexity

  • Work on a wide range of products, projects, and tasks

  • Develop use cases and analysis to support smart city visioning and strategy

  • Perform data mining, data manipulation, data analysis, and data visualization

  • Create reusable scripts and data pipelines to automate procedures

  • Create client-facing, user-friendly dashboards, tools, and applications

  • Develop graphics, maps, reports, and presentations

  • Work on multiple projects and tasks

  • Work in a collaborative fast-paced environment

  • Work closely with project team, and collaborate on project scope and delivery


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Urban Planning or related field plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience working on smart city planning and infrastructure concepts

  • Experienced with Excel, GIS and data-based modeling experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree is helpful

  • Client facing experience is helpful

  • Experience with developing smart city use cases and user journeys is helpful

  • Experience with Tableau/Power BI and basic data science

  • Advanced knowledge of GIS, and coding with R/Python

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Relocation support is not available for this role

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Offered rate of compensation in Arlington, VA only will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The annual salary range for this position is $70,000 - $90,000.00 .


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10094192

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Hybrid