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AECOM Environmental Program Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

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

AECOM has a unique opportunity for a Program Manager in the Kansas City, MO office within our Environmental business line. Program Managers are responsible for overseeing the performance of a group of major projects to assure the achievement of internal and client facing KPIs and project goals. The position requires an especially accomplished individual to lead and influence solutions and strategies for a large portfolio of remediation sites. Applicants with verifiable experience in prominent roles performing and managing investigation & cleanup of environmental contaminants at Class I railroad sites are highly preferred.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Project Delivery:

  • Experience and leadership skills to drive sales and foster positive client relationships.

  • Drives program performance to meet and/or exceed client satisfaction and KPIs.

  • Works with Operations to drive business performance and the attainment and exceedance of internal KPIs..

  • Participates in project reviews of major program/project dashboards/deep dives to identify issues and improve performance.

  • Embraces workflow optimization and adoption of digital tools.

  • Actively integrates global resources into project delivery to meet KPIs and manages the change associated with this transition.


  • Builds, maintains, and facilitates trusting relationships with key contacts across the depth and breadth of client organizations.

  • Serves as a focal point for major issue resolution, and provide rapid follow-up to address concerns.

  • Manages team goals such as labor volume, utilization, resourcing, staff assignments.

  • Participates in feedback for Project Managers to assure client satisfaction and long-term growth.

  • Health and safety stewardship, including local field visits.

Business Development:

  • Works collaboratively with Client Account Managers and Environmental Business Line Leadership to grow profitable backlog and ensure financial success of their respective client program.

  • Develops budgets that allow for business development portfolio management, tracking & optimizing wins and bookings, and project oversight.

  • Leads capture strategies for key pursuits and major projects within the program, ensures those strategies yield high capture rates, grows the business and relevant technical capabilities.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Geology, Engineering, Science or related field and 6+ years of Program/Project Management experience and or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

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

  • Valid driver's license, subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 15 years overall professional experience with at least 10 of those years in a prominent role on identifiable remediation programs.

  • Verifiable experience in prominent roles performing and managing projects involving contaminant impacts at Class I railroad sites.

  • Experienced people manager.

  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.

  • Master's Degree a plus in Geology, Engineering, Science or related field.

  • Excellent client management skills.

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Superior communication skills (writing, editing, and reporting) for a wide variety of audiences.

  • Experience in team management and scheduling of staff and resources to ensure on time and on budget project delivery.

  • Experience preparing proposals, cost estimates, schedules, and change orders.

  • Strong understanding and has led professional teams in executing Site Investigations, Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, Risk Assessment, and Treatability Studies

Additional Information

Relocation assistance may be available.

This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

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: J10093720

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid