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Job Information

AECOM Global Industrial Water/Wastewater Leader in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - , Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Global Industrial Water/Wastewater market sector leader. The individual will be accountable for driving strategic vision and market growth within the framework of the AECOM vision and strategy, and delivering safe, ethical, high quality performance and operational excellence. This leader will play a key role in developing strong relationships and collaboration within multiple business lines and with DCS leadership and key clients. The leader will report to the Water Business Line Executives in the three global geographies (the Americas, EMIA and APAC). Position can be located in the Americas, EMIA or APAC. Location is flexible.

Critical attributes

  • This position is deemed as critical to the business line given its importance to the future as well as the current strategy of the organization:

  • Champions ethics, safety, quality, diversity, and collaboration

  • Develops strategy for growth and business plan to substantially grow the industrial water and wastewater business with select industrial and private clients

  • Involves critical relationships with clients

  • Strong ability to working across organizational and geographic boundaries to collaboratively sell and deliver, demonstrated selfless behavior and exemplary collaboration

  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline of opportunities with Strategic Client Account Managers to generate growth in the sector

  • Builds a high performing team that can capture and execute industrial water projects from conceptual through feasibility and into detailed design and construction phases

  • Ability to develop value propositions that resonate with client’s water requirements and address corporate social responsibility needs

  • Requires exercising broad decision-making authority

  • Excellent people leadership, developing a followership, high level of staff engagement, and focus on talent development

  • Raise profile of AECOM’s profile through active participation in select conferences and thought leadership articles

  • Experience with Mining, Oil and Gas, Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and electronics/technical sector


  • Act as role model of excellent leadership and embed corporate values, culture and behaviours.

  • Build, maintain, engage and develop an effective team through balanced and inclusive leadership

  • Responsible for succession planning and mentoring staff in key roles

  • Build a followership through effective, transparent leadership, a high level of staff engagement, and talent development

  • Build strong engagement, create a great place for our people to work and ensure we help them make the most of their careers.

  • Drive diversity and inclusion in the management team, succession plans, and staff population


  • Works closely with the Market Sector Leaders and Account Managers to set sales targets and drive growth.

  • Ensure that the practice areas integrate effectively to win work and deliver effective service.

  • Represent the company to major clients, geopolitical leaders, and other key external stakeholders to promote the interests of the business line as a whole.

  • Lead the team in their efforts to sell work and nurture ongoing relationships.

  • Navigate difficult client issues and redirect to amicable solutions.

  • Investigate and develop relationships in new and diverse market sectors.

  • Personally lead with key clients so relationships are a competitive advantage.

  • Ensure operations are client focused, especially when delivering across multiple end market


  • Drives safety, technical quality, ethics, integrity, operational and financial performance.

  • Ensures commitment to service and technical excellence and the enhancement of the business line’s reputation.

  • Maximizes shareholder value through the strategic direction and growth.

  • Demonstrates strong leadership to drive organizational changes as and when they arise.


  • Ability to identify, develop, mentor and engage with key employees.

  • Shares and demonstrably passionate about AECOM’s values, vision and brand promise.

  • Consistently demonstrates high integrity, models behaviours, develops people and contributes to building effective teams

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and effectively operate across cultures

  • History of operating ethically and with integrity, while prioritizing safety

  • Experienced in effectively allocating resources in the best interests of the business while maximising opportunities for employees.

  • Capable of selecting and developing a strong leadership team, ensuring business leaders manage teams effectively and respond quickly and effectively to any problems or adverse trends and to opportunities, which ensures business plans are achieved.

  • Has demonstrated their commitment to drive safety, integrity and innovation across a business line.

Strategy Development

  • Previous experience in establishing organizational strategic plans that contributes to overall AECOM plan

  • Ability to identify market trends and gain prime customers in new geographic territory, new start up or new service

  • Demonstrated success in the development and execution of an adjacent market plan to diversify core market

  • Experience in the development of an organic and M&A growth strategy

  • Knowledge of, and ability to conduct due diligence and lead team through successful acquisitions

Talent Management

  • Skilled in the creation and communication of a compelling vision for area of responsibility

  • Proven success in building a high performing team with regular development and improvement

  • History of meaningfully increasing engagement or maintaining engagement at high levels

Client Relationships

  • Significant ability to maintain positive relationships with leadership of client organizations

  • Skilled communicator who is able to resolve difficult negotiation or dissatisfaction with leadership of client organization

  • Demonstrated success in the development of client relationships and projects in a variety of geographies and cultures

  • Ability to influence potential clients to select AECOM and conclude contracts for services with acceptable commercial terms and risk allocation

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil or chemical engineering or closely related discipline,

  • 6+ years of leadership in consulting engineering with an international major engineering design firm

  • 10+ years of project experience related to water and/or wastewater facilities and/or plants for Industrial Clients.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Chartered Engineer or Equivalent

  • Master's Degree in civil or chemical engineering or closely related discipline,

  • 10+ years of leadership in consulting engineering with an international major engineering design firm

  • 20+ years of project experience related to water and/or wastewater facilities and/or plants for Industrial Clients.

  • Travel 50%, international up to 25 % total time

  • Advanced qualifications in business administration a plus.

  • Work location and expectations: North America or Europe/UK preferred

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 Business Development

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 226047BR

Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Austin, TX - 9400 Amberglen Boulevard, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Chicago, IL - 1 S Wacker Dr, US - Columbus, OH - 277 West Nationwide Blvd, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Greenwood Village, CO - 6200 South Quebec Street, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Indianapolis, IN - One Indiana Square, US - New York, NY - One Penn Plaza, US - Phoenix, AZ - 11 South Central Aveune, US - Salt Lake City, UT - 756 East Winchester Street

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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