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AECOM Digital Solutions Manager in Shanghai, China

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

  • Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and to company standards.

  • Provides periodic progress reports to senior management.

  • Has financial and project management responsibilities for the project.

  • Responsible for the creation of work plans and task definitions, oversees data collection and develops solutions to business/client problems with a focus on financial analysis and improvement.

  • May provide solutions to business/client challenges developed from a foundation of understanding or analysis of business practices and goals.

  • May lead/mentor team of consultants and/or other staff.

Job Summary:

AECOM is seeking a Digital Lead to accelerate our digital transformation and grow our digital consulting services business and associated practice areas within the Mainland China region. Aligning to the global digital strategy, overall regional growth strategy and focusing on key clients in the region, this role will improve the digital adoption and contributions of the digital consulting business for the region. The Digital Lead will report to a senior executive who is sponsoring the overall digital adoption strategy within the Asia region.


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:

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

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

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

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

About Digital @AECOM

As a member of the global digital consulting services leadership team, and indirectly reporting to the Global Digital Consulting Services Leader, you will work with leaders from around the world to define and position the digital consulting services, to share best practices, to leverage global capabilities and to support global opportunities and projects. While services and solution management will be set globally, they will be tailored for implementation within the region and for each client.

The Digital Lead will work closely with Asia digital team to build, manage and grow a new department in Mainland China to accelerate digital adoption and create new digital consulting business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Transition the digital talents into the digital team

  • Major responsibilities including opportunities creation, project delivery and client satisfaction.

  • Lead and accelerate the digital adoption for other businesses

  • Identify and develop key client relationships and monitor client satisfaction levels, in coordination with existing Client Account Managers when applicable

  • Plans, organizes and implements business development activities

  • Leading digital consulting bids and supporting regional bids

  • Build up, directs and coordinates activities of the team

  • Ensures the success and growth of the digital team in collaboration with the other regional teams

  • Connecting and sharing resources with teams in other regions

  • Promoting the service offerings internally and externally

  • Developing career plans for people within the digital organisation

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years’ experience in digital project and solution delivery Exceptional cross business line understanding and collaboration

  • Demonstrated client relationship and business development capabilities

  • Demonstrated inspirational leadership

  • Demonstrated innovation delivery

  • Exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder management skill

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience building a digital consulting practice (for key accounts, digital or technology practices eg Analytics, ITS, ICT, digital solutions)

  • Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Information Management or related field

  • Solid knowledge on project life cycle management and software of Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry


  • Commitment to building a diverse and inclusive team

  • Self-starter with the ability to work as a positive, energized and adaptable team member

  • Flexible with work times to align with colleagues in different time zones

  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and influence senior leaders

  • Strong relationship building skills

  • Demonstrated ability to champion and drive ideas/programs/solutions

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, able to work under pressure and prioritize effectively

  • Able to demonstrate passion, energy and drive, especially in the face of resistance


Additional Information


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: J10094654

Business Line: U&P

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Asia

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

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