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AECOM Graphic Design Specialist III in Germantown, Maryland

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

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.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a Graphic Designer to join our Strategic Communications Services group which supports the U.S. East Region and its clients in all business lines, including water, environment, and transportation. Strategic Communications Services functions like a communications agency within AECOM, managing communications projects for federal, state, local, and private sector clients in a variety of industries, including sustainability, disaster resilience, and emergency management. The position will be based out of our Germantown, MD office, but the ideal candidate can be located in any of AECOM East Coast offices. This position will require the ability to develop a range of graphic outputs to communicate concepts and ideas and the ability to lay out and illustrate reports, presentations, and other deliverables. Skills ranging from concept design to web- and print-ready file package production will be needed.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Apply creativity in designing a range of end products including reports, brochures, presentations, infographics, and other media to support planning and engineering projects.

  • Create and produce sophisticated graphic artwork. Stay abreast of industry trends and concepts to inform the techniques best suited for desired visual effects in conformance with specified branding standards.

  • Re-imagine complex ideas/images to communicate the message in an understandable and engaging format for the target audience.

  • Be able to prepare accessible/508-compliant documents that require very minimal remediation by a tester.

  • Ensure that projects are completed with high quality and on schedule.

  • Understand general concept of costs, process control, quality of product and scheduling.

  • Prepare labor estimates for design assignments.

  • Coordinate across team to brainstorm ideas and balance workload.

  • Devise options for client products based on sometimes limited information.

  • Engage with clients as a professional consultant to discuss client needs and design options.

  • Be able to design within various client branding specs and create client templates.

  • Contribute to the development of new concepts, graphics standards and templates, and improved processes and workflow systems.

  • Perform well with moderate to limited oversight.

  • Perform work that is varied and requires the application of sound professional judgment, using independent analysis on details of work with some evaluation, originality, and ingenuity.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Graphic Design or related degree or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Minimum 4 years of related experience

  • Demonstrated high-level skills in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro) as well as Microsoft Office apps.

  • Proven experience preparing accessible/508-compliant products in InDesign and PowerPoint

  • This position requires candidates to submit an online portfolio of representative design work when submitting application.

Preferred Requirements

  • Proficiency in creating interactive and/or web-based products and/or modifying traditional products to support web-based platforms.

Additional Information

All of your information will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with EEO guidelines

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

This position does not offer sponsorship


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: J10094680

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Marketing & Communications

Work Location Model: Hybrid