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AECOM Design Strategy Consultant I in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Design Strategy Consultant I to be based in NYC, Boston, MA and, Los Angeles, CA.

This position is expected to begin in April 2022

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.

About you

This role is for you if you are interested in every facet of strategy development and always game to jump in to help your team. You communicate effectively through written and spoken word, as well as through images and infographics. You are comfortable participating in client-facing engagements, such as interviews, focus groups, workshops, and presentations. You take initiative to learn about new skills and ideas and will strive for mastery across all aspects of the strategy process.

You thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment, and can juggle multiple projects with the support of teammates and managers. You anticipate the needs of clients, teammates, and deliverables, and you know when to take action and when to ask questions. You are a thinker—thoughtful and even critical, when appropriate—who brings new perspectives, enjoys sharing ideas, and can synthesize great volumes of information into actionable and digestible insights. Most importantly, you care—you care about supporting your teammates, serving our clients, producing top-caliber work products, and delivering positive impact.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in a field related to strategy development and/or design (AA/AS plus two years of relevant experience or HS/GED plus four years of relevant experience acceptable). This may include, but is not limited to, design, interior design, architecture, engineering, planning, real estate, economic development, business, communication, sociology, anthropology, and organizational behavior.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with space planning and programming, design strategy, and/or conceptual design

  • Demonstrated research and analysis abilities (quantitative and/or qualitative)

  • Graphic design and visual communication know-how, especially in producing infographics or conceptual illustrations

  • Strong writing skills, including written samples from outside the classroom

  • Experience with public speaking and/or workshop facilitation

  • Familiarity with change management, process design, and/or organizational development

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Microsoft Teams

  • Data analysis using Microsoft Excel

  • Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)

  • Virtual collaboration platforms, such as Miro and Mural

  • Space and building design software, such as AutoCAD, Revit, and 3D Studio Max

  • Data analytics and visualization programs, such as PowerBI and Tableau

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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 Cost Management and Consulting Services

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265715BR

Additional Locations US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave

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.

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