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AECOM Senior Passenger Rail Planner /Associate Vice President 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.

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’s NY Metro Transit/Rail Planning team is looking for a Passionate Passenger Rail Planner with strong project management skills to support and expand our assignments with established intercity, regional, and commuter rail clients. The overall responsibilities include project and client management, new business development, and providing technical direction for the growing NY Metro Transit Rail Planning team.

The Senior Passenger Rail Planner will report to the Vice President, NY Metro Transit Rail Planning. Experience with railroad engineering, capital programming, and the federal project development process is encouraged to support our portfolio of large infrastructure projects. Candidate will have a leadership role in business development including industry and client outreach and preparing responses to agency Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The Senior Rail Planner will work with AECOM’s global transit/rail planning and engineering resources and our digital AECOM toolkit.

This position’s responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Technical guidance for transit rail planning assignments within NY Metro

  • Project management, project controls, scope/schedule/budget adherence for project assignments

  • Mentoring and building transit rail planning staff

  • Coordinating with NY Metro’s multidisciplinary/multimodal planning and engineering practices

  • Client-specific business development strategies

  • Managing AECOM and its subconsultants interdisciplinary resources

  • New business development activities including industry events and responses to client RFPs

AECOM -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 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


Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Transportation Planning, Business, or other related field is desirable.

  • Professional planning or engineering license in NY, NJ, and/or CT

  • 15+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, good time management skills, and an attention to detail.

Additional Information

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 $133,000 to $246,000.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is not available 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: J10084083

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid