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AECOM Managing Principal in Atlanta, Georgia

United States of America - Georgia, Atlanta

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Managing Principal to be based in Atlanta, Ga with the primary responsibility to lead and grow the multi-disciplinary Architecture, Engineering, Interiors, Urbanism + Planning and Consulting (Strategy +) practice. This position should be an industry-recognized market leader able to position AECOM as a top 3, A/E firm within the Atlanta community.

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 life cycle.

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

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

We are hiring a Managing Principal for our Atlanta office. This is a Practice Building position; therefore, we are seeking an individual who is an industry-recognized leader in the Atlanta Market, able to bring visibility and client relationships in the Public and Private sector markets in the Southeast. The selected candidate will have strong client relationships, and an established client and industry network. The ideal candidate understands and has proven track record in driving business fundamentals that include Business Development, client leadership, financial oversight, design quality, project delivery, and can convey innovative design thinking and solutions.

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

  • Responsible for developing and executing the strategic growth plan for their region, including developing and executing client outreach goals

  • Leads the local strategy in assuring that we are building client relationships, strategically pre-positioning winning and delivering the most important work in the region

  • Together with regional practice leadership, national market sector leaders, builds high performance design teams – soliciting and managing client feedback to align operations and allocate resources according to strategic priorities, recognizes and unleashes the potential of others by providing the needed environment, resources, coaching, experiences and other support, champions an innovative and collaborative culture

  • Champions change – makes the AECOM vision understandable, creates buy-in to the vision by linking day-to-day work to the attainment of the vision, engages and mobilizes others to drive change.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Architecture or related industry degree (Engineer, Interior Designer or Planner and 12+ years of related experience and/or demonstrated equivalency of experience and education

  • 4 years of demonstrated leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed professional - Architect, Engineer, Interior Designer or Planner

  • Master's Degree in business

  • Deep knowledge of the regional marketplace with national and global reach, key clients, and industry trends is paramount

  • Experience and skill in strategic business development, client relationships and driving sales and revenue

  • The ability to support and lead business development activities through early client interaction, “scope of work” development, interviews, and on-going client maintenance interface

  • Acted as principal-in-charge of a large/multi-disciplined project /consultant team

  • Together with Regional Leadership, national Market Sector leaders, Principal-In-Charge and Project Directors, established project scopes, work plans and work schedules

  • Successfully delivered projects within the clients’ budget / schedule requirements

  • Successfully delivered project scope and fee, delivering targeted profit to the firm interfaced with project managers on schedules, project review meetings, issues management and client expectations

  • An ability to travel and/or work remotely with teams

  • A strong desire to train, mentor and develop staff to grow their careers and the business

  • 10+ years of experience in the geographic marketplace

  • Other expertise may include concentrated experience in client markets such as; Commercial, Corporate Workplace, Justice, Mission Critical, Transportation, Higher Education, Federal; and Cities. Each considered an important market sector to the role

Other Information:

  • Relocation may available for this position, depending on existing Atlanta client relationships

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Management

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 240366BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

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.

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