AECOM Transportation Planning Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Transportation Planning Senior Project Manager

United States of America - Arizona


Job Summary

AECOM’s Transportation Planning Division is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Transportation Planning Senior Project Manager for immediate employment in the Phoenix, Arizona Office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an educational and career path in transportation planning, with proven experience contributing to planning efforts and other related projects. The ideal candidates will demonstrate an ability to be highly organized, work well independently and with team, and the ability to communicate clearly. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, diverse, and challenging opportunities. The selected candidate can look forward to contributing to projects that include multi-modal transportation and land use studies, environmental planning, urban design, sustainability, and transit-specific projects.

Individual will play a key role in developing solutions to policy and physical planning problems. Highly experienced manager with full oversight, authority and accountability for larger, more visible, complex projects. Possesses technical excellence in area of specialty that is critical to the firm’s success. May possess full technical control over project. Sources and follows up on business development leads. Oversees the work of others and mentors others. Financial and project management goals are defined by the organization annually. Generally requires 15+ years of experience. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent, advanced degree preferred. PE or AICP or active involvement in APA or other professional organizations and registrations preferred.

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

  • Collect, organize, and manage data to conduct transportation studies, including NEPA, urban design, and multi-modal projects.

  • Respond to questions and requests from project team members, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Experience managing staff

  • Experience managing projects and leading meetings with clients, members of the public, and other stakeholders.

  • This position may require occasional travel.

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ relevant planning experience

  • Solid background in transportation and transit planning

  • Innovative, detail-oriented, and has experience in highly visible/controversial projects

  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills, and exhibit sound and independent judgment within general policy guidelines

  • Ability to understand and manage high-profile, sensitive or controversial political situations – ability to work with diverse communities on difficult and contentious issues

  • Good understanding of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including recent changes, procedures and practices

  • Aware of recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to municipal planning and administration

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Knowledge of the NEPA process

  • Ability to manage planning projects in accordance with FTA and FHWA procedures.

  • Experience with multi-modal transportation projects.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, research, and data collection.

  • Technical writing and public presentation skills

  • Ability to lead and manage multi-discipline teams

  • Ability to manage, coach and mentor staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, urban planning, architecture, transportation, civil engineering, public policy, or related area of study

  • Master's degree in relevant discipline can substitute for up to two years of experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191862BR

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.