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AECOM Environmental Principal/Program Manager - Transportation Focus in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a talented transportation-focused Senior Environmental Program Manager – Transportation Markets for immediate employment at any of our Southern California Offices (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Camarillo). This is a leadership role for a seller/doer and proven experience winning and managing impact assessment and permitting services for transportation projects will be critical. The appropriately qualified applicant will have demonstrated experience in leading CEQA/NEPA document development, regulatory permitting, technical studies, and environmental compliance for highway and bridge projects in Southern California. As a fully integrated design, engineering, and planning firm, the ideal candidate will be highly organized and work well within multi-disciplinary teams to build collective benefit for our clients. The appropriately qualified applicant will have demonstrated experience in leading CEQA/NEPA document development, regulatory permitting, technical studies, and environmental compliance for highway and bridge projects in Southern California. Ideal candidates will have experience managing on-call contracts and other large programs for Transportation clients.

Ideal candidates will have a strong reputation for professional environmental services with Los Angeles-area transportation agencies including Caltrans Districts 7, 12, and/or 8; LA Metro; and/or other local jurisdictions. The selected candidate can look forward to leading teams that deliver environmental planning for surface transportation and/or transit projects (NEPA/CEQA documents), multimodal corridor studies, and environmental support during construction. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects, with support from practice-based leadership, and access to technical expertise from across the country.

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.

Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following :

  • Serve as a leader from the Environment Business Line on pursuits, including those as part of multi-disciplinary design/engineering/environmental teams, or for solely environmental services.

  • Help identify and track the pipeline of transportation-related environmental opportunities

  • Lead the environmental delivery for complex surface highway, bridge, tolling, transit and other transportation projects. Serve as project manager for the development of CEQA/NEPA documentation, associated technical studies, regulatory permitting, and public outreach following guidelines from Caltrans, FHWA, and others.

  • Serve as recognized leader in the environmental impact assessment and permitting field for transportation projects in the Los Angeles-area market. Represent AECOM in the market as a leader for environmental services to the transportation industry

  • Support and mentor staff supporting transportation-focused projects. Identify and lead hiring for new staff as needed.

  • Work collaboratively with AECOM’s engineering and design practices to track pursuits, network with clients, prepare proposals, and ultimately deliver fully integrated projects.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree plus 10 years of experience managing the delivery of environmental documents (CEQA and/or NEPA), regulatory permitting, and environmental construction compliance on complex infrastructure projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 20+ years of experience managing delivery of environmental services on complex infrastructure projects

  • Desire to work in a collaborative manner across environmental, planning, design, and engineering teams

  • A desire and focus on incorporating equity and environmental considerations to the planning infrastructure projects

  • Experience working directly with Caltrans or the various self-help agencies in Southern California (e.g. Orange County Transportation Commission, LA Metro, etc).

  • Ability leading multi-disciplinary teams of technical experts on complex projects.

  • Experience identifying, tracking, pursuing, and winning work with transportation clients.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation 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 Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263051BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 N Los Angeles St, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A 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.