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AECOM Sr Paralegal - Licensing & Compliance in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Senior Paralegal to join our Corporate Legal team.

The selected candidate will oversee the Company’s professional licensing efforts across the United States and lead a team of paralegals responsible for ensuring the Company’s compliance with applicable professional licensing requirements. In connection with these responsibilities, the selected candidate will closely collaborate with senior attorneys and executives throughout AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services business in the United States and Canada.

In addition, the selected candidate will serve as a key member of the internal compliance team for the Company’s AECOM Capital business segment. In connection with these responsibilities, the selected candidate will work closely with the General Counsel of AECOM Capital, other members of the AECOM Capital executive team, and outside advisors.

This position is open to be either in-office or remote/virtual based from a variety of locations in the US, not limited to those listed.


  • Proactive leader with the ability and desire to lead a team responsible for critical business functions

  • Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Capacity to problem solve and implement solutions under time-sensitive circumstances, collaboratively or independently, and take initiative before issues arise

  • Excellent judgment with the ability to balance competing priorities and meet tight deadlines

  • Practical team player with the ability to professionally collaborate in a results-oriented environment

  • Effectively work in a highly confidential environment with the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity

  • Ability to build trust and effective working relationships across various teams and groups

  • Ability to deal with multistate regulatory agencies and state licensing departments

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus at least 4 years of relevant corporate paralegal experience at a firm and/or corporation or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience with legal entity data platforms (e.g., hCue) and third-party compliance vendors

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, state professional licensing practices (contractors, architectural, and engineering) or similar licensing experience

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, compliance obligations of registered investment advisers under Investment Advisers Act of 1940

  • Paralegal Certificate or equivalent experience

Additional Information:

  • Due to the remote nature of this position, relocation assistance is not available

  • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position

Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $125,000.

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.

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 Legal and Compliance

Business Line Corporate

Business Group Corporate

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269963BR

Additional Locations US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Meridian, ID - 3071 E. Franklin Road (Suite 210), US - Raleigh, NC - 5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street, US - Tampa, FL - 7650 W Courtney Campbell Causeway

Virtual: Yes

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.