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Job Information

AECOM Outreach Director in Los Angeles, California

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Outreach Director to be based in Los Angeles, CA.


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:

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

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

o VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

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

About AECOM Hunt

Founded in 1944, AECOM Hunt has earned a reputation for being unconditionally client-focused – delivering construction projects on schedule and within budget, no matter the scope. From iconic stadiums and arenas to next-gen transportation hubs to sustainable healthcare and academic buildings, AECOM Hunt deploys the latest technologies, industry-leading safety best practices, and highest ethical standards on every project. AECOM Hunt has proven time and again to be industry pioneers in delivering the most challenging projects by emphasizing quality and skill-utilization in all that we do. As evidenced by our long list of repeat clients, we focus on specific needs to create strong relationships and consistently exceed expectations.

The responsibilities are but not limited to:

Act as the General Contractor’s representative to the Owner to execute all aspects of the Owner’s Diversity Contracting and Local Hire Workforce Program for the project (the “Diversity Program”). Responsible for tracking, auditing and verifying compliance with the Owner’s Diversity Program, including documentation and reporting of subcontractor participation and performance, to ensure that good faith efforts are made to meet the Community and Business Outreach Program goals.

Specific Duties:

A. Project Participation Plan:

  1. Conduct outreach to Minority Owned and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise contractors and subcontractors (the “M/DBE” or “Disadvantaged Firms”) by participating in workshops, seminars, vendor fairs and other activities designed to solicit the participation of such disadvantaged contractors and subcontractors. Fully document good faith efforts to solicit qualified disadvantaged contractors and subcontractors sufficient to meet the project’s overall Diversity Program Utilization Goals.

  2. Conduct accurate and thorough vetting of the Disadvantaged Firms, including both prime contractors (“1st tier”) and subcontractors (‘2nd tier). Such vetting efforts shall include:

  3. Coordination with the General Contractor’s Procurement and Community Relations departments, where required;

  4. Confirmation through a database check that the certifications for all Disadvantaged Firms are current and from the appropriate certifying agencies; and

  5. Engage and/or assist in the General Contractors rigorous vetting process for Disadvantaged Firms, including initial “field audits” to reasonably establish that the Disadvantaged Firms are capable of performing a commercially useful function.

  6. Compile contract award bid and related documents for submittal to Owner.

B. Assist with administration of Local Hire programs

  1. Engage with various community resources to coordinate local hiring opportunities.

  2. Coordinate with Project Labor Agreement and Union representatives to assure hiring plan requirements are being met.

  3. Coordinate with project team to find creative strategies to engage the local workforce.

C. Ongoing Monitoring of the Participation Plan, Its Participants, and the Overall Project Utilization Goals:

  1. Conduct reasonable “field audits” at the project site once work has commenced to confirm that the 1st tier and 2nd tier Disadvantaged Firms identified on both the overall project Participation Plan as well as on the participation plans of the prime contractors, are actually performing a commercially useful function in the field. Such audits will include interaction with the General Contractor’s project superintendents and interaction with the laborers, foremen and superintendents of the Disadvantaged Firms to confirm that the work is actually being performed by and under the supervision of the Disadvantaged Firm.

  2. Where attainment towards the overall Diversity Program Utilization Goal is reduced, troubleshoot how best to replace the lost attainment by the addition of Disadvantaged Firms or other scopes of work, and document the good faith efforts made to do so.

D. Preparing and Analyzing Data to Produce Monthly Reports Called for Under the Project’s Diversity Program:

  1. Collect relevant data relating to Disadvantaged Firm contractors and subcontractors, including hours worked and ethnicity and gender of workers; analyze the data; and generate a Monthly Employment Utilization Report (MEUR) to be submitted to the Owner.

  2. Collect and log all monthly compliance reports and confirm that the data is complete. Match the report to the prior submission to ascertain the utilization of M/WBE’s and the status of their progress payments.

  3. Prepare the Executive Summary of the MEUR which details the overall hours worked by subcontractor in a given trade.

  4. Research and reconcile issues when a subcontractor is not responsive and fails to submit the requested documentation such as a Certified Payroll Report or Utilization Report.

  5. Attend weekly Project meeting(s) to stay abreast of current Project issues.

Receive, log, copy, and transmit compliance reports denoting progress payments to M/WBEs.

E. Community Relations Outreach and Programming

  1. Assist Owner’s team in project-specific community relations programming and requirements.

  2. Actively participate in general community relations outreach efforts and programs on behalf of AECOM Hunt. This includes attendance at and staffing of outreach events.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS + 8 years of outreach/diversity programs experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with LAWA and/or similar Los Angeles area diversity programs strongly preferred.

  • Prior experience with diversity program reporting, certifications and classifications.

  • The ability to interact with contractor/subcontractor firms to monitor participation and validate reporting statistics and contract requirements.

  • Strong MS Office skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Familiarity with construction/contracting typically gained from a minimum of 5 years related construction support functions.

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship is not offered for this role.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243953BR

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.