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Job Information

AECOM MEP Engineering Practice Lead in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Illinois, Chicago

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for a MEP Engineering Practice Lead to be based in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall leadership of the Engineering Practice including design oversight on all projects, monitoring, process improvement, pursuit of design excellence and measurement for peak performance. This role would be a member of the office management team

Other responsibilities include:

  • Client account leadership, including development of client plans and the identification, positioning, pursuit and securing of new business.

  • Responsible for customer satisfaction on AECOM’s performance.

  • Regularly meets with customers to ensure that we are providing quality installations and meeting their individual needs.

  • Team and project discipline leadership including ownership of team metrics such as finances, utilization, and performance

  • Serve as mentor by coaching and inspiring engineering teams and individuals; grows and develops staff

  • Work with Managing Principal and Regional Engineering Leads to achieve business and practice goals

  • Review team member work for quality and recognition of training requirements

  • Interact and work with diverse set of clients and subcontractors.

  • Provides technical leadership for a specialty and is considered to be a fully capable professional in their field.

  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Makes decisions independently on technical problems and methods, and represents the organization in conferences.

  • Resolves important questions and plans and coordinates work.

  • Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modifications and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines.

  • The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually result from progressive experience.

  • Supervision and guidance relate largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.

  • Receives direction on unusual conditions and developments.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 8 YORE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Minimum requirement equivalencies: BA/BS + 8 YORE or AA/AS (US) + 10 YORE or Diploma/Certificate (Canada) + 10 YORE or HS/GED + 12 YORE.

  • Professional Engineer Licensed/ Mechanical or Electrical.

  • Ability to think strategically, implement change, enforce policy and resolve conflict

  • Excellent project planning, project management, organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

  • Extensive understanding of engineering fundamentals including load calculations, conceptual systems analysis through construction documentation design, design and layout of equipment.

  • Ability to concisely express complex system solutions in very early design phases in order to share intent either internally for further development, or externally to assist design partners

  • Documented experience with advanced design, and technically challenging design with high profile technology firms working to fast paced schedules

  • Experience with AutoCAD/Revit (Revit is preferred)

  • Ability to analyze and provide solutions to complex challenges

  • Working knowledge of local and international codes, NEC and LEED standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to lead an engineering team in support of practice growth

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including both verbal/presentation and written

  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external clients

  • Be able to respond to changing demands

  • LEED accredited Professional with Sustainability experience

  • Experience in the Corporate and Commercial markets

  • Experience with Design Build and other Alternative Delivery practices

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship is not offered for this position

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 Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256974BR

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.

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