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AECOM Senior Transit Systems Program Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Transit Systems Program Manager to be remotely based in Pittsburgh, PA .


The candidate will need to have experience specializing in rail transit systems program management, design, manufacturing, installation, and construction for multiple modes of rail transit systems including light rail, heavy rail, suburban/commuter rail. Experience with automated guideway and other driverless transit systems, and high-speed rail is preferred. This individual should have a broad understanding of all elements of constructing, installing, testing, safety certifying and commissioning rail transit projects, and should also possess experience and understanding of operations & maintenance of such systems. They must have a track record of delivering on schedule and within budget while maintaining quality. The candidate will also need to have demonstrated experience working with the client’s executive leadership and successfully managing contractors particularly in turnkey contracting arrangements such as design-build, CM/GC and P3.


  • Lead development of pursuit strategy and act as a technical capture manager for rail transit system-related projects

  • Actively engage with client and stakeholders during the pre-proposal phase to better understand key issues that will impact successful project delivery.

  • Guide the marketing team in proposal development and interview preparation, including formation of win themes and key teaming partnerships.

  • Develop partnerships with strategic teaming partners.

  • Act as project/program manager for delivering large complex transportation projects, particularly from the systems, systems integration, test, safety-certifying, and commissioning perspective.

  • Continue to develop and foster relationships with key client staff.

  • Manage contractual aspects of projects acting as an agent for AECOM.



  • BA/BS + 12 year of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership


  • 20+ years of experience in organizational development and leadership; client service management; leading delivery of program management, design, and/or construction management services, and/or business development activities for large-scale transportation/transit clients and/or projects.

  • 15 years of experience in managing the delivery of large complex rail transit projects.

  • Experience working in various capacities such as owners’ rep, contractor, rail systems supplier and construction management. Public sector together with private sector experience preferred.

  • Experience must include organizational development and leadership, program management, client service management, design and/or business development activities for large-scale transportation/transit clients and/or projects.

  • Experience must include continuous design management responsibility, including management of design services during construction. The experience must include interfacing with state and local jurisdictions.

  • Track record of increasing market share in the transit sector.

  • A recognized leader in developing and nurturing relationships with key clients.

  • Experience in client pre-positioning activities, team (internal and external) and proposal development, and execution of selection interviews.

  • Recognized business development/client management leader.

  • A team-oriented individual that can work with operations, project, and marketing staff of all levels.

  • Ability to collaborate across disciplines and business lines for integrated delivery and growth.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated team-building, and internal/external networking skills.

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant software programs.

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Travel will be required for this position.

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10093975

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Remote