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AECOM Global Rail Systems Practice Lead in London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Global Rail Systems Lead for immediate employment flexible on location. This position can be based in any AECOM office worldwide. The Global Rail Systems Lead works across all AECOM Regions to drive world class delivery excellence, co-ordinate the Global Rail Systems Capability Centre, and grow AECOM’s revenues in rail systems.

The Transit market sector is one of AECOM’s largest with around $900M in revenue, delivered by our biggest teams, supporting key clients, and working on projects with the most significant public impact and benefits. AECOM’s vision is to grow our rail systems capabilities to be world class, recognized by our clients and competitors. The role is a high profile visible technical leadership position. Major categories of job responsibilities include:


  • Articulate vision for Rail Systems within AECOM, with key clients and across the transit community. Direct our approach to achieving the vision

  • Provide international industry leadership; be thought leader

  • Share best practice both internally and with outside parties.

Strategic Direction

  • Through insight from clients and the broader industry, identify future trends, risks and opportunities that shape AECOM’s future capabilities in rail systems

  • Work with key stakeholders within AECOM and with our clients to respond to the changing needs in transit. Contribute to the development of new capabilities and investment, in line with the vision.

  • Collaborate globally to share world class experience across AECOM and with key partner organisations.

  • Support our existing strategic initiative in Rail Systems and identify new initiatives that contribute to AECOM’s growth


  • Support the development and growth of technical teams, by ensuring suitable skills and competencies are identified, planned and developed

  • Establish dashboarding and report on a monthly basis to inform the executive leadership on technical risks and safety, and advise on and implement improvements.

  • Co-ordinate key pursuit planning, and bid and project delivery resource planning

  • Direct a small team of senior staff, and the Rail Systems Global Capability Centre team, plus collaborate with peers in geographies, with the aim of achieving overall growth for AECOM in transit and rail systems. Achieve growth through successful key pursuits and recruitment.

  • Identify key senior technical leads for priority opportunities/projects, in consultation with Global Transit team and GCC Steering Committee.

  • Engage with clients, in collaboration with Regional colleagues

  • Take technical leadership positions on key projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Professional qualifications related to rail systems or in adjacent fields

  • Experience in relevant senior technical leadership roles on major programmes

  • Proven record in the delivery of significant rail systems infrastructure

  • Knowledge of relevant standards

  • Involvement in relevant industry bodies eg INCOSE

  • Experience of collaborative relations with clients, contractors and partners

  • High integrity professional standards

  • Strong inter personal skills including teambuilding, influencing, communication at all levels – able to translate complex rail systems concepts and bring them to life for wider audiences.

Preferred Qualifications


This position can be located in any AECOM office worldwide


An attractive compensation package commensurate with the significant responsibility and importance of this position will be offered to the successful candidate.

What We Offer

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.

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

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Corporate

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 259822BR

Additional Locations ES - Madrid - C/Alfonso XII, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, US - New York, NY - 100 Broadway, 3rd + 4th Floors

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.