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Job Information

AECOM Deputy Department Manager - Highway & Bridge in Oakland, California

United States of America - California, Oakland

Job Summary

The Transportation Business Line is actively seeking a highly motivated Construction Management Deputy Department Manager for immediate employment in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will be responsible for staff supervision, project execution, business development and collaboration with the Northern California Department Manager. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in the CM industry and have a successful track record of major highway and bridge structures projects for Caltrans, self-help counties and other municipalities. The applicant will have demonstrated experience in developing teams, managing engineering and technical staff, and past successful approaches to winning and executing major projects, including projects completed using alternative delivery methods.

The Deputy Department Manager provides strategic plan and delivery on key client CM project needs and initiatives; has broad CM Project/Program management impact; is able to hire, mentor and expand the team’s function, scale and reach; prepares and delivers presentations on behalf and in support of the client’s fundamental CM project/Program objectives; serves as the single point of contact to the client and acts as a liaison between management and clients on advanced issues; interacts with executive level government or public officials and executive level clients on significant project matters often requiring coordination between organizations; and assesses and manages risk on behalf of AECOM and the client.


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:

o Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

o #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

o VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

o Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCSA—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.

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

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the National Transportation Business Line leadership team, Local and Regional Management(operations and business development), and area Business Development Leads on development and execution of significant project pursuits and delivery

  • Formulate and execute project opportunity capture strategies, including teaming and positioning for major pursuits, leading proposal efforts and identification of required staff resources to win and effectively deliver CM projects

  • Experience in being able to recognize opportunities for strategic growth and being able to build and lead teams to meet opportunity and growth special needs

  • Establish relationships with both external and internal clients and customers, including industry associations and other potential consultant team members and construction contractors

  • Successfully develops strategy, prepares proposals, negotiates contracts, and executes project

  • Be a visible leader and trusted advisor to clients by promoting AECOM’s values both internally and externally

  • Directly manage projects and support staff in project development and delivery, including scoping, budgeting, contract negotiations and project execution

Qualifications & Requirements

Proven track record with large client CM or program management, pursuit execution, and feasibly multidisciplinary team management

Experience in client prepositioning activities, team (internal and external partners) and proposal development

Construction management, inspection and field support experience with local agencies, cities, counties and/or ADOT’s projects

Coordinating with clients and construction contractors to successfully execute and deliver projects

Assist bridge/highway design disciplines with constructability questions/issues

Participate in Regional/Branch management meetings to report on construction management issues and opportunities

Familiarity with local and federal funding and CM project development and delivery requirements

Bachelor's degree Civil Engineering

15 + years of project and client management experience

Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona

Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience related to transportation construction of highways and bridges, including at least 2 years of leadership experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven business development track record with large CM or program management clients, including pursuit management and development of multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience in client prepositioning activities, teaming (internal and external partners) and proposal development

  • Construction management, inspection and field support experience on local agency, city, county, and Caltrans projects

  • Experience coordinating with clients and construction contractors to successfully execute and deliver projects

  • Assist bridge/highway design disciplines with constructability questions/issues

  • Familiarity with local and federal funding and CM project development and delivery requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering

  • 15+ years of project and client management experience

  • Registered Professional Engineer in California

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 Construction Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246933BR

Clearance Required No

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.