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AECOM Senior Program Management Director in Los Angeles, California

Company Description

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Transportation Program Management Director , to be based in either Los Angeles or San Francisco, CA . The position is open to a hybrid working model.


The candidate will need to have experience specializing in heavy civil and rail transit program management, design, and construction for both above-ground and tunnel projects. This individual should have a broad understanding of all elements of constructing civil projects, particularly for metros, subways, LRT, BRT, and freight rail. They must have a track record of delivering on schedule and within budget while maintaining quality. The candidate will also need to have demonstrated experience working with the client’s executive leadership and successfully managing contractors in Design-Build, DBB, and CMGC settings.


  • Lead development of pursuit strategy and act as a technical capture manager

  • Actively engage with client and stakeholder during the pre-proposal phase to better understand key issues that will impact successful project delivery

  • Guide the marketing team in proposal development and interview preparation, including formation of win themes and key teaming partnerships

  • Develop partnerships with strategic teaming partners

  • Act as project/program manager for delivering large complex transportation projects

  • Continue to develop and foster relationships with key client staff

  • Manage contractual aspects of projects acting as an agent for AECOM



  • BA/BS + EXTENSIVE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 6 years of leadership


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or another related field.

  • Professional engineering license in California. A professional engineering license in Washington is also desired.

  • 30+ years of experience in the heavy civil and rail construction industry.

  • Demonstrated success in bidding and constructing multi-billion dollar projects as the listed project manager during the pursuit and delivery phase.

  • Experience with Design-Bid-Build, Design Build, and other alternative delivery methods.

  • Experience working in various capacities such as owners’ rep, designer, contractor, and construction management.

  • Experience working directly for the owner a plus.

  • Team-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to communicate problems clearly and simply to clients, leadership, and technical staff.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and research skills.

  • Ability to balance various project, company responsibilities, and deadlines while maintaining professionalism and quality.

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $186,794.46 - $345,569.76.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

  • Travel may be required for this position

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: REF14482J

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Remote