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AECOM Central Region Planning Lead, Planning & Urbanism in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Illinois, Chicago

Job Summary

We are seeking visionary and dynamic Planning leadership for the Central Region. The primary responsibilities are to lead and grow the Planning practices (inclusive of Masterplanning and other General Planning) in the Central Region with the goal of driving design innovation and excellence, thought leadership, project management, and technical and delivery success for local, regional and global clients and communities. This role will dual report to Buildings + Places Central Regional Business Line Leader and the Americas Planning Lead.

As part of AECOM, our Buildings + Places business line contributes to AECOM’s success as a $20Bn fully integrated professional and technical services firm that designs, builds, and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries around the world. A leader in all of the key markets that we serve — including transportation, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government — AECOM professionals provide a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions for public and private sector clients. AECOM has had a leading role in delivering some of the most iconic projects in the world such as: the World Trade Center Redevelopment, planning for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency program and many more. AECOM has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company from 2015 through 2019.

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services Operating Group in the Americas (DCSA) is a $5B architecture, engineering, and consulting business with market-leading positions in Transportation, Water, Buildings, Government, Energy, and Environment. The Buildings + Places (B+P) Business Line, within DCSA, incorporates the Architecture, Building Engineering, Interior Design, Planning, Economics, Landscape Architecture, and Strategy+ Consulting Services across key markets including Cities, Corporate, Government, Transportation, Education, Healthcare, Justice, Mission Critical, Themed Entertainment/Leisure and Sports markets. Our Buildings + Places teams have planned and designed renowned urban environments including Liberty Park, New York; 34 th Street Harbor, Chicago; Denver Union Station, Denver; Yards West, Washington, DC; One Shenzhen Bay Landscape, China; Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, Washington, DC; LA2028 Olympic Bid, Los Angeles; Golden 1 Center Urban Plan, Sacramento, CA.

We are seeking an individual who is an industry-recognized leader in Planning, has strong client relationships, and an established client and industry network. The ideal candidate understands and has a proven track record in driving business fundamentals that include client leadership, business development, financial oversight, design quality, project delivery, and has the ability to convey innovative design thinking and solutions.

Leadership:

  • In collaboration with the Americas Planning & Urbanism Lead, the Americas Planning Lead, and the Central B+P Regional Business Line Leader, responsible for developing and executing the strategic growth plan for the Central Planning business, including developing and executing client outreach goals

  • Advocates design excellence – leads the Central strategy for Planning in assuring that we are building client relationships, strategically pre-positioning winning and delivering the most important work

  • Works in collaboration with Americas and Central Leadership to align operations and allocate resources according to strategic priorities – specifically works to align Planning priorities in the Central region

  • Leads a culture of innovation and collaboration

  • Proactively focuses on talent development, retention, and recruiting

  • Champions change – makes the AECOM vision understandable, creates buy-in to the vision by linking day-to-day work to the attainment of the vision, engages and mobilizes others to drive change, reduces organizational ambiguity

LOCATION

Preferred home base in one of the top regional cities (e.g. Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Kansas City, Denver, St. Louis, etc…).

COMPENSATION

An attractive compensation package commensurate with the significant responsibility and importance of this position will be offered to the successful candidate.

This position does not include sponsorship for United States Work Authorization

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Masterplanning, or related field

  • Minimum 12 years' experience including 4 years in leadership

  • Successfully delivered projects within the clients’ budget / schedule requirements

  • Successfully delivered project scope and fee, delivering targeted profit to the firm interfaced with project managers on schedules, project review meetings, issues management and client expectations

  • An ability to travel and/or work remotely with teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Planning or Masterplanning

  • Certification or relevant credentialing

  • Experience practicing in the Central Region of the United States (e.g. Midwest or Gulf South states)

  • Deep knowledge of the marketplace with national and global reach, key clients, and industry trends is paramount

  • Experience and skill in strategic business development, client relationships and driving sales and revenue

  • The ability to support and lead business development activities through early client interaction, “scope of work” development, interviews, and on-going client maintenance interface

  • A strong desire to train, mentor and develop staff to grow their careers and the business

  • Other expertise may include concentrated experience in B+P client markets such as; Cities, Government, Transportation, Corporate, Commercial, Justice, Healthcare, Mission Critical, and Higher Education. Each considered an important market sector to the role

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 Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 227399BR

Additional Locations US - Dallas, TX - 16000 Dallas Parkway, US - Denver, CO - 717 17th St, US - Kansas City, MO - 2380 McGee St, US - Minneapolis, MN - 800 S LaSalle Ave, US - Saint Louis, MO - 100 N Broadway 20th Floor

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.

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Expand your career. We’re looking for passionate people ready to make an impact with the training, experience and perspective gained through military service.

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Early Careers / Graduates

Meet the career of your dreams. Do you have your eye on the future and want to make a difference? We can help you turn knowledge gained through your education into limitless career potential.

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