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AECOM Global Head of Airport Architecture & Engineering in New York, New York

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.

About Transportation

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation projects that carry all of our communities into the future — safely and reliably. We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries and continents. Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.  

About Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places (B+P) business seeks to create buildings and places that are artful yet purposeful; that respond to context, whether by fitting in seamlessly or standing in great contrast to what has come before; that integrate into their existing community, systems and infrastructure so that connections work and potential is maximized. Our disciplines include architecture and interiors, building and systems engineering, urbanism and planning, cost and project management, as well as workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, and economics.

Job Description

The Buildings + Places Global Business Line is seeking a highly experienced and results-driven Global Head of Airport Architecture & Engineering to lead growth in the aviation architecture and engineering design practice globally. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing key client relationships in collaboration with AECOM’s specialist Global Aviation group, leading & winning major pursuits and acting the AECOM lead on major projects. The Global Head of Aviation Architecture & Engineering will be instrumental in the successful development, implementation, and delivery of major aviation terminal programs globally.

Based in the United States the Director of Airport Architecture & Engineering will report to the Global Head of Strategy and Growth – Buildings + Places and be a member of the Buildings + Places Global Executive Team. This leader will work collaboratively with AECOM Transportation Business Line to support Aviation clients and growth.

Major Responsibilities

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

  • Planning, organizing, and implementing all strategic business development activities for the Airport Architecture & Engineering practice. Contributing to the development of the strategic growth plan;

  • Working with AECOM’s specialist Global Aviation group to develop key new and existing client relationships;

  • Conducting business development to secure new projects. This includes identifying and tracking pursuits, leading go/no go decisions for key pursuits, participating in and/or leading proposals and giving presentations to potential clients;

  • Representing the company in local, regional, and national professional associations and conferences;

  • Providing thought leadership ideas internally and externally;

  • Participating in the Buildings + Places Global Executive Team. Leading and coordinating Regional Architecture & Engineering leaders;

  • Identifying and sharing best practice globally;

  • Leading and coordinating B+P Airport Architecture & Engineering resources globally.

  • Establishing and sustaining relationships with key partners and consultants to support growth of the Airport Architecture & Engineering practice;

  • Act as Project Lead on specific strategic/key projects;


Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates must as a minimum possess the following:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, or related discipline plus 15+ years of experience in aviation projects;

  • At least 10 years of demonstrated leadership experience in the aviation sector.

  • Experience in leading growth through sales and business development;

  • Proven ability to successfully develop deep client relationships and win work;

  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope;

Additional Information

  • Due to the flexible location for this opening, relocation is not being offered for this role.

  • Sponsorship for US Employment Authorization, now or in the future, is not being offered for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (NYC locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $203,000 to $375,000

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: REF15669B

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Business Development

Work Location Model: Hybrid