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AECOM Americas Tunnel Practice Leader in Washington, District Of Columbia

Company Description

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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.

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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.

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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 actively seeking a highly talented Americas Tunnel Practice Leader for immediate employment with flexible locations in North America. The right candidate can be located anywhere in the US or Canada. The role would require 20% to 50% travel to project sites as needed.

The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in the tunnel engineering industry and have a successful track record of major tunneling design, construction management and program management with both transportation and water projects. The applicant will have extensive experience in marketing, developing, designing and managing tunnel projects, with emphasis in managing complex underground projects for transportation and water initiatives. The position will report to the Transportation and Water Global Business Lines leadership and will work in a matrix organization, with local operations staff, regional leadership, and global transportation and water business line executives to assist in winning and delivering new AECOM work with major tunneling components globally.

The Americas Tunnel Practice Leader is responsible for business development and project delivery of tunnel projects located around the Americas, and collaborating with other Global Region tunnel practice leaders. Position requires candidate to be an industry leader recognized by key tunnel contractors and owners. The position will provide strategic plan development, leadership on major pursuits, and technical oversight of critical projects for both owner and contractor clients.

As the America’s Tunnel Practice Leader you will have a reporting structure to both the Transportation and Water Global Business Line Executives. In addition, the Regional Tunnel Practice Leaders in Canada, West and East Regions would have a dotted line reporting structure to you. The Region practice leaders will have coordination responsibility for the tunnel pursuit pipeline, projects and staff in both the Transportation and Water business lines, as well as direct project execution obligations. The intent is for the tunnel practice is to work within the existing America’s Region and Business Line structure.

In your role as the America’s Tunnel Practice Leader your primary responsibilities would include the following:

  • Tunnel project opportunity pipeline awareness and input. Our project opportunity pipeline is managed by the regions/business lines, and the tunnel opportunities would be identified to plan tunnel specialized staff needs to pursue and execute this work. Lead strategy for many of our key tunnel pursuits.

  • The KPIs for this role would include tunnel project bookings, executed NSR, gross margin and quality control across the Americas.

  • Technical resource and standards assessment. Review tunnel technical resources in the Americas and identify gaps.

  • Identify opportunities for global cross-region participation to be more effective in winning and executing tunnel projects.

  • Hold regular coordination meetings with Regional Tunnel Practice leads and Transportation/Water Region Business Line Leaders.

  • Help attract tunneling talent to Americas, with Region and GBL concurrence.

  • Assist the Region Practice Leaders with prioritization of conference attendance, technical papers, and participation in tunnel industry organizations


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree plus extensive relevant experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, and at least 6 years of leadership experience.

  • 20+ years progressive experience in design, construction and project management of tunnel structures

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), or the ability to obtain

  • Ability to manage and collaborate across geographically disbursed teams

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • Demonstrated experience in the design of tunnel excavation and support systems for transportation and water projects

  • Comprehensive knowledge of trenchless technology and tunneling methods

  • Understanding of geotechnical condition assessment and documentation for ground tunneling

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline

  • Actively engaged with the tunnel design and construction professional community

  • Proven track record with large client program management, pursuit execution, and multidisciplinary team management

  • Experience in client prepositioning activities, team (internal and external partners) and proposal development

  • Background in Design-Build or Public-Private Partnership delivery methods on major tunneling projects, including funding options and negotiations for end-client

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Additional Information

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: J10070569

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Global Business Lines

Career Area: Business Management