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AECOM Mid-Level Interior Designer in Chicago, Illinois

Company Description

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.

About AECOM:

AECOM is a globally recognized architecture and engineering design firm. This global presence allows our diverse and creative designers to have a positive impact on millions of lives located around the globe. Our practice is centered around people and the way that they interact and experience our designs and the built environment. By leveraging the design thought process our multi-disciplinary teams develop solutions that solve client and global challenges. Our projects have a direct positive impact on the spaces and policies that define the world we live in, ultimately creating a thoughtful, resilient, and beautiful future.

This candidate will help AECOM deliver peer recognized design work while striving to incorporate our Environmental, Social, and Governance goals on each project.

About Buildings + Places:

Our Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building and system engineering, urbanism and planning (inclusive of landscape design), strategy +, economics, technology solutions, asset advisory, and cost and program management. This diverse team assists our clients from strategy through project realization, creating positive outcomes for those who occupy and use the buildings and environments we help to create. Our Chicago studio focuses on the Commercial/Corporate, Science and Technology, Higher Education and Federal market sectors. We look to combine beauty, sustainability, resiliency, equity, and innovation in our projects and believe these values can be instilled in any project regardless of size or budget.

Some of our recent projects include the Shell Technology Center Campus Revisioning, City of Chicago Joint Public Safety Training Campus, Illinois Autonomous and Connected Track, and a new corporate global headquarters.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Mid-Level Interior Designer to be based in Chicago, IL.

Job Summary/ Responsibilities:

The Mid-Level Interior Designer will provide planning, design and documentation for a variety of interior projects. This role will be responsible for participating in concept development drawings, finishes and materials palettes, furniture selection, documentation, and specification. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate and collaborate in design efforts on projects ranging in size and complexity.

  • Developing space plans, three dimensional concepts, visual presentations, materials palettes, and assistance with aspects of construction documentation.

  • Have an integrated mindset working collaboratively with clients, contractors, vendors and other AECOM team members.

  • Support in design presentations and present to clients and owners.

  • Experience and skills to design creative and innovative interior environments that support our clients’ needs in collaboration with Interior Design Director and Senior Interior Designer.

  • Skills to execute a wide range of design deliverables including renderings/illustrations, detailed 3D models, space planning, and selection and specifications of FF&E.

  • Effectively communicates internally with project teams and externally with consultants and clients through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Architecture or Interior Design, Interior Architecture degree from an accredited university + 4 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience in corporate/commercial interior design or interior architecture industry with understanding of workplace projects, standards and practices.

  • Proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Self-motivated, client focused, and detail orientated.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong capabilities in 3D modeling and architectural visualization software (Revit Modeling, Enscape, VRay, 3DS Max, etc).

  • Strong FF&E experience including selection of products and equipment, finishes and development of specifications.

  • Experience in all project phases, from pre-design through project close-out.

  • LEED or WELL certification.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this opportunity

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10087077

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid