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AECOM AVP, Northwest Transit-Rail Senior Manager in Seattle, Washington

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 is seeking an established Professional Services Leader in the Transit-Rail sector to drive the growth, strategy, and efficient project delivery of AECOM’s services in the Pacific Northwest of the United States . This position is located in Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon .


This individual will be part of the senior leadership team for the West Coast Transit-Rail Division reporting directly to the West Coast Transit-Rail Division Leader. The Senior Manager will provide leadership and coaching to staff in various subjects including, but not limited to, account management, business development, capture management, and project delivery. The ideal candidate will be an industry leader with existing relationships at key transit agencies in Washington and Oregon, including Sound Transit, WSDOT, Trimet, Amtrak, and other rail clients. The Transit-Rail business line at AECOM spans the full suite of services including environmental, planning, engineering, design, and program and construction management. This leader will need to be a self-starter who can build a high-performing team rapidly, demonstrate a successful track record in winning work, and be experienced in efficient project delivery. This position is expected to begin immediately.


  • Develop and implement a strategy to grow the transit rail business

  • Perform sales activities including marketing, client positioning, proposal preparation, leading interview teams, and assist in contract negotiations

  • Attend industry events to promote AECOM’s transit rail service offering

  • Initiate and set up projects for successful delivery outcomes

  • Recruit qualified team members

  • Form and deploy project teams for delivery excellence

  • Manage projects and or programs with a focus on safety, quality, client satisfaction, and strong financial performance

  • Implement retention efforts to maintain minimum voluntary turnover



  • BA/BS + 10 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership


  • 5+ years of experience in business development, capture management, and account management.

  • Ability to build broad and deep internal and external networks, and capable of communicating to inspire and lead others.

  • Registered Engineer in Washington and ideally Oregon.

  • Graduate degree in engineering or MBA

  • Ability to teach and mentor technical staff by demonstrating knowledge of relevant technical skills and tools

  • Team-oriented individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate clearly and simply to clients, leadership, and technical staff

  • Ability to balance various responsibilities and deadlines while maintaining professionalism and quality

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Travel may be required for this position.

  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (Washington locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $180,000 - $280,000.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

  • 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: J10080322

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Business Management

Work Location Model: On-Site