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Job Information

AECOM Interiors Practice Leader- NY Metro in New York City, New York

United States of America - New York, New York City

Job Summary

AECOM is hiring an Interiors Practice Leader for our NY Metro Buildings+Places practice.

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:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2021

  • Interior Design Giants #3 of top 100 Interior Design Firms, 2021 Interior Design Magazine’s Annual Ranking (ranked in the top 5, 2017-2021)

  • #1 2020, “Top 200 Environmental Firms”, Engineering-News Record (ENR)

  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, 2020, Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics to the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, Oracle, Accenture, Bank of America, Zynga, Eli Lilly and many Fortune 500 companies.

AECOM’s Interiors team is recognized for designing inspiring and innovative environments for clients across all market sectors and for bringing a new approach to traditional challenges. Projects range from Fortune 100 company headquarters to boutique hotels to Interiors for public agencies. In each of our projects, we act as stewards of our client’s vision, aspirations and fiscal realities.

Our NYC Interiors studio is actively seeking a dynamic Interiors Practice Leader for our Buildings + Places business unit who will function as the practice leader to lead, inspire and build the Interiors practice in the NY Metro area market.

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

  • Provide strategic vision and day-to-day administration of the Interiors group

  • Responsible for development and execution of goals, business plan and profitability, aligning efforts with regional and national business unit plans and goals

  • Work in partnership with Interiors Leadership (Design Director, Operations, Technical) to achieve business and practice goals

  • Participate in the review of fee proposals and workload projection for projects.

  • Work with upper management to support brand messaging which is consistent and present with the client, the internal design studio, and the design community

  • Maintain action plan for all Interiors projects and conduct regular review sessions with appropriate personnel

  • Work closely with project managers to identify budget and schedule constraints, support project profitability

  • Understand and enforce conditions of client contracts, and understand scope of work and where appropriate seek additional services

  • Ability to think strategically, implement change, enforce policy and resolve conflict

Business Development:

  • Lead the development and execution of the Interior’s marketing strategy at the local and regional business unit level collaborating with regional leadership and other market sectors leaders

  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities and grow current client relationships including early client positioning

  • Leverage network of professional business contacts and build external and internal cross market/discipline network

  • Lead pursuit strategy for RFQ/RFP responses including, project approach, scope of work development, fee preparation, and interview preparation and interview.

  • Ensure positive client, consultant, contractor and jurisdictional satisfaction, grow our presence in the market

  • Work with marketing team in development of marketing material and proposal preparation

Leadership/Staff Development:

  • Serve as a mentor by coaching teams and individuals; grows and develops the group and individual members

  • Responsible for performance development, prepare and deliver staff evaluations, and determine workload allocation

  • Participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff and build appropriate staff levels

  • Encourage staff exploration, innovation and design excellence

  • Keep abreast of new technology, materials, methods and developments in his/her specific field

  • Maintain membership and activity in appropriate industry organizations and be an active member of the design community

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture and 10+ years of related experience with a large Interiors or Architectural firm, with at least 2+ years of experience acting in a leadership or management capacity or demonstrated equivalency of experience/education

  • Design and/or project management experience for Commercial Interiors required

  • Registered Interior Designer or Architect with current license required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of related experience including 10+ years acting in a leadership or management capacity is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to grow a practice and meet planned revenue targets

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills including both verbal/presentation and written

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Be able to respond to changing demands

  • Strong leadership and team building skills with strong initiative

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Experience in design and project leadership for all sizes of interior design projects

  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets, resulting in project profitably

  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients

  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines

  • Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • Master’s degree in related field

  • Knowledge of Revit

  • NCIDQ certification

  • For Registered Architects, NCARB registration preferred

  • LEED accredited Professional with Sustainability and/or Wellness experience

  • Preferred proficiency in the following computer skills: PowerPoint, Photoshop, and InDesign graphic software

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 Management

Business Line Architecture

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246906BR

Additional Locations US - Clifton, NJ - 1255 Broad 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.