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AECOM Director Global Program Advisory in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

Our vision is to become the firm of choice for clients who need program management expertise to deliver lasting legacies to their communities, institutions, and organizations. As such, we are investing in the expansion of our Program Management Global Business Line (GBL) to provide the capability and expertise required to realize this vision.

AECOM’s Program Advisory service (PgMA) is led from the Program Management GBL with delivery capability sitting within AECOM’s 7 Regional Businesses. The GBL provides the knowledge, the tools and methodologies and also provides subject matter expertise in the shape of experienced Program Directors, Program Controls Directors, Systems and Tools deployment capability and other experienced program management resources. The Regional Businesses generally provide the resources to deliver for our program management clients and future clients.

The Director Global Program Advisory’s role is to shape and deliver AECOM’s Global Program Advisory services with a particular focus on our program management clients and pursuits in the US and Canada (although the role is a global one), working alongside our network of Program Advisory resources within the regions to lead critical Program Advisory engagements and to embed our AECOM way of Program Advisory and Program Management (PgM). There will also be a role in developing our Program Advisory tools and methodologies but the balance of client: internal effort is estimated to be 70:30%.

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.

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

  • Support Program Management and Program Advisory engagements, providing direction and coaching for delivery teams

  • Lead client facing PgMA discussions where appropriate, in consultation with Regional Businesses

  • Work collaboratively with PgM Regional Business Line Leaders and Regional Program Controls Directors to assess program management opportunities, providing Program Advisory input where required

  • Provide PgMA support to bid teams for major pursuits

  • Lead the development of PgMA tools and service offerings

  • Develop the community of Program Advisory practitioners and embed core consulting skills and Program Advisory methodology

  • Contribute PgMA lessons learned and best practice to the PgM knowledge base

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership

  • Business transformation and change management experience gained in a management consultancy

  • Experience in a combination of infrastructure, engineering and management consultancy delivery on major programs of state or national significance

  • Expertise in leading client conversations and engagements

  • Experience in developing sales/proposal materials in response to client requests for services

  • Expert level knowledge practitioner of consultancy tools – both individual core skills and major program methodologies including Target Operating Model and Maturity Assessments

  • Expertise in applying consultancy tools and techniques to different sectors and clients

  • Expertise in producing documents and other material that tell compelling stories and can convey complex messages simply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent formal and personal communication skills and able to demonstrate a high degree of cognitive and emotional empathy in dealing with colleagues and clients

  • Skilled relationship manager, capable of navigating complex internal structures

Additional information

  • Ability to travel up to 20% within the US and globally

  • Flexibility can be provided on AECOM office work location.

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 270873BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - San Diego, CA - URS 8316 Century Park Court, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street

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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