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AECOM Associate Director, Urban in Guangzhou, China

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.

Job Description

  • Play a key role in projects, as a premier Designer or Project Manager.

  • Lead project design and execution give design directions to the project teams, control design quality.

  • Lead design in a holistic process-oriented approach based on a contemporary innovative methodology from the vision to build works;

  • Develop design plans in response to technical problems posed by a project’s scope; Develops innovative solutions to problems.

  • Be responsible for financial management of the project, ensure key deadlines are met and that the project stays on schedule and staff are working together effectively.

  • Develop and maintain clients, manage the presentation and report development from clients; Play a key role in client management and keep positive client feedback and satisfaction.

  • Collaborate and co-work with other team or internal partners.

  • Mentor young designers. Work, inspire and manage a diverse team of design professionals from around the world focusing on strong communication and team leadership abilities. May work with team leaders on recruit, manage and retain key talents.

  • Proactively engage in team building and young professional development.

  • Be able to attract and recruit talent designers.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Planning, Urban Design, Architecture or related fields

  2. Minimum 10 years of experience in master planning / urban design working on a variety of projects involving multiple disciplines.

  3. Strong technical skills- Proven track record of delivering projects in China; Knowledgeable on contractual requirements and project financials; Excellent design, visualization and graphic skills; Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Excel and Adobe Creative Suite software packages

  4. Ability to capture and successfully deliver projects.

  5. Proven teamwork and mentor skills.

  6. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with internal teams and clients.

  7. Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese.

Additional Information

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: J10087944

Business Line: U&P

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Asia

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid