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Director, AECOM Ventures

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Job Information

AECOM Entry Level Urban Planner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States of America - Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Urban Planner for employment in the Philadelphia, PA office.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunities 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-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

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

  • Support planning studies and reports for new and updated plans, programs and regulations.

  • Support the creation of conceptual designs for streetscape, corridor and public realm improvements.

  • Support the modeling and visualization practice using a variety of software packages, including InDesign, 3-D modeling software, such as Sketch Up and Lumion, AutoCAD, ArcGIS

  • Coordinate extensively with planning staff in four offices in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

  • Support professional presentations to client or community groups.

  • Interact with multi-discipline and multi-office teams within AECOM.

  • Work effectively in team situations and establish strong relationships with other teams where overlap of client project work exists.

  • Coordinate community review of public and private development projects.

  • Assist in resolving citizen and customer issues.

  • Under direct supervision, conducts field evaluations and assessments.

  • Review or assist in the review of development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans and regulations.

This position requires the flexibility to serve as a cross-disciplinary resource to best serve the needs of AECOM.

Candidate will perform urban design, public outreach, transportation planning, land use planning, and environmental planning at the municipal, county, and regional level. Tasks include:

  • Public involvement

  • Data collection and evaluation

  • Streetscape/Public Realm Design

  • Urban Design

  • Impact analyses

  • Preparation of maps, graphic illustrations and visualizations

  • Preparation of reports and report materials

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, urban design, transportation, geography, environmental sciences, public policy, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with graphics/visualization platforms such as ArcGIS, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketch Up

  • Ability to interact with stakeholders for project outreach activities

  • Ability to work on assignments with minimal supervision

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 Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250176BR

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.