AECOM Director - Architecture & Project Management in Los Angeles, California
Our AECOM Southern California Building + Places practice is actively seeking a dynamic Director of Architecture and Project Management to be an integral part of leadership to help grow the practice, lead and mentor the emerging professionals, and collaborate with fellow leaders in the design and technical disciplines.
AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.
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Foster a collaborative professional working relationship with Design and Technical Leadership, Practice Leaders and Discipline Leaders.
Supervises the team of Project Managers in the architecture, interiors, planning, and engineering disciplines, as well as the architectural technical staff
Work with the projects managers to ensure projects are managed to the highest quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time.
Participates in project financial reviews, helping the projects managers to ensure that internal reporting on project progress is accurate and timely, and is in accordance with AECOM’s procedures.
Serve as the Principal in Charge, Project Director, or Senior Project Manager on Major Projects (large, complex, and/or full multi-discipline commissions).
Lead client relationships and play a major role in pursuit planning.
Lead, mentor, and coach team members to grow their management expertise and client relationship skills.
Lead and mentor emerging architectural technical staff towards licensure and related professional certifications
Membership and participation/engagement in business or industry organizations to increase/expand network, as well as visibility and awareness of personal expertise and the AECOM profile.
Run internal staffing and resource meetings to coordinate and manage workload projections
Develop tools to reflect staffing concentrations (i.e. heat map) coordinated with project schedules and project financials, and monitor on a weekly basis.
Work with the Capture Managers and Project Approvers in the development of appropriate scope and fees.
Responsible for coordinating uniformly high production standards and/or monitoring projects to ensure that quality and technical production are met for all design and contract documents.
Participates and monitors quality control reviews, including dedicated constructability reviews.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related discipline; or demonstrated equivalency of experience/education.
Minimum of 8 years of related experience in a large Architecture or Architecture/Engineering firm and be thoroughly familiar with the entire design and construction process, including planning and entitlements phases.
Licensure in Architecture or related technical discipline.
8+ years of experience acting in a leadership or management capacity.
Working knowledge in relevant zoning and building codes, including local city and county codes, state building codes, accessibility compliance codes, etc.
Experience in projects across multiple sectors, including both large or small-scale projects, both new construction and renovation, as well as alternative delivery models.
Strong project management skills with a thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets, and the relationship to project profitability.
Additional professional certifications desired (LEED, DBIA, CDT, PMP, CASp, etc.)
For licensed architects, NCARB registration preferred.
For licensed engineers, NCEES registration preferred.
Good working knowledge of sustainable and emerging technologies, integrated design, LEED, WELL, etc.
Project Management Coursework through accredited institutions or professional organizations
Leadership Coursework through accredited institutions or professional organizations
- This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
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 Architecture and Design
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. 262501BR
Additional Locations US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd
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.