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AECOM Regional Renewables Market Sector Lead in Fort Collins, Colorado

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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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.

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Job Description

AECOM has an exciting leadership opportunity for a Renewable Energy Environmental Program Lead for the West Region of the United States (33 states west of the Mississippi ). This is a senior position within the Company’s Environmental business line, working in partnership with our deep bench of permitting professionals as well as our Energy business line. We are seeking a program leader to oversee our growing book of renewable energy business and drive growth with renewable energy developers, utilities, and other large public and private customers. This position may be based anywhere in the United States (ideally West/Midwest regions).

The candidate will be responsible for: 1) strengthening cohesion of our renewable energy environmental team in the western U.S.; 2) expanding AECOM’s presence in the renewables market through maximizing existing MSA contracts and expanding clients and projects throughout the Western US; and, 3) serve as principal/program manager for large-scale renewable projects. This position will refine and drive the growth strategy for AECOM’s renewables environmental practice (solar, wind, storage, and new energy sources such as hydrogen). Success in this position requires a dynamic, highly motivated individual with existing client relationships across multiple renewable energy developers/providers.

Work will include interaction with senior project managers and task leaders, clients, AECOM’s engineering and design teams, and representatives from cities, counties, and local, regional, state, and federal agencies. Success requires a passion for developing renewable energy solutions, ability to enhance/establish tools and processes for practitioners to efficiently function under multiple MSAs, and the ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of technical, business development (BD) and operations professionals (subconsultants and AECOM staff).

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage senior-level relationships internally and externally, maintaining a sharp focus on client satisfaction throughout project/program lifecycle.

  • Provide technical oversight and QA/QC for environmental planning and permitting documents (per NEPA, CEQA, or other similar state agency)

  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams to respond to project RFPs for renewable energy projects; develop and negotiate scope/fee.

  • Organize AECOM’s West region renewables team around clients and markets.

  • Develop and negotiate MSAs.

  • Develop and implement multi-year renewable energy growth strategy. Refinement of strategic planning and BD tools and processes is expected over time.

  • Recruit and build a team of delivery/management professionals to support renewable energy growth.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning/policy, Environmental Science, or related field

  • Minimum 8 years of years of experience in successfully coordinating and managing environmental document preparation and technical studies for renewable projects or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Valid U.S Driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in environmental planning/policy, Environmental Science, or related field

  • 15+ years of experience in successfully coordinating and managing technical studies (siting, due diligence, permitting, and construction compliance) document preparation for renewable projects.

  • Understanding of regulatory permitting landscape, including permitting through the Bureau of Land Management, US Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, US Fish and Wildlife Service, State Historic Preservation Office, and state-specific Departments of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Proven track record of successful marketing of winning work and building client relationships in renewable sector.

  • Understanding of regulatory permitting environment for renewables projects

  • Experience in providing strategic advice to clients on CEQA and NEPA review process and permitting requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience in addressing other state and federal environmental regulations, consultation requirements, and Executive Orders.

  • Exceptional detail orientation and attention to quality.

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high level of competence and experience in working with teams, clients, subcontractors, and regulatory personnel.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively manage programs and interact with teams of staff, subconsultants, and clients.

  • Experience in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects.

Additional Information

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.

  • Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $100,000.00 - $171,000.00.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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: J10099170

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid