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AECOM Aviation Planning & Advisory Leader for the Americas in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is expanding its dynamic and innovative aviation planning team in North America and is looking for an Aviation Planning & Advisory Leader for the Americas to help grow AECOM’s aviation planning business with large and medium hub airports throughout the U.S. In joining our team, you will significantly contribute to the development of large projects in the U.S and provide our range of airport clients with innovative and market leading solutions. This position will be responsible for business development, technical oversight, and leading and developing a team of project managers and subject matter experts across multiple disciplines. The position also involves integrating the aviation planning practice with our airport engineering and program management / construction management (PM/CM) practices in support of major airport capital development programs. Ideal candidates will have a desire to grow their career and take on roles of increasing responsibility. This position will collaborate with colleagues in Canada and Latin America to support planning efforts in the Americas.

As the National Aviation Planning Practice Lead you will:

  • Contribute to the development of our strategic growth plan of the practice and a corresponding organizational structure of the national planning practice.

  • Be challenged to develop and execute a strategy to grow the aviation planning business and identify new, innovative and emerging markets and service offerings throughout the U.S.

  • Conduct business development to secure new clients and projects. This includes identifying and tracking pursuits and participating in and/or leading proposals.

  • Identify and position the company for large planning and master planning opportunities

  • Lead a team of experienced and emerging professionals throughout the U.S. with responsibilities for people management, project management and business development.

  • Partner with and provide high quality technical advice to clients on airport development matters and identify innovative solutions to solve real world challenges.

  • Work collaboratively with our engineering and PM/CM practice leads to present the broad range of combined resources and capabilities to our airport clients.

  • Work collaboratively with our other transportation and environmental business lines to broaden our service offerings and expand our market reach.

  • Support our Project Managers and Technical Leads to delivery projects to program, budget and quality expectations.

  • Retain and manage relationships with existing clients and external colleagues and stakeholders.

  • Provide thought leadership ideas internally and externally


At AECOM, 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. We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all of our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

  • We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.  

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 10 YORE or AA/AS (US) + 12 YORE or Diploma/Certificate (Canada) +12 YORE or HS/GED + 14 YORE; all including a minimum of 2 + years of leadership

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering and / or Urban Planning and / or Architecture

  • PE License or AICP certification

  • 15+ years of relevant experience in Aviation Planning

  • Business Development Experience

  • Experience in Leading Planning teams and operations

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position at this time.

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. Bonus opportunities are tied to both company and individual performance and vary from year-to-year.) The salary range is $180,000K -$330,000K annually.

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, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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 Business Development

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266990BR

Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

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.