AECOM Principal, Healthcare Market Sector Leader, Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia

Business Line Architecture

Position Title Principal, Healthcare Market Sector Leader, Atlanta

United States of America - Georgia


Job Summary

AECOM’s Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. We offer exciting work, great clients and an award winning portfolio. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture.

The Principal, Healthcare Market Sector Leader for the Atlanta office focuses on the skills needed to bring together all services (Architecture, Interiors, Engineering, Consulting and Planning and Construction) to meet the needs of AECOM’s Healthcare clients.

Our Atlanta studio is actively seeking a Principal, Healthcare Market Sector Leader to join our growing practice.

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


  • Provides day-to-day administration of the Healthcare practice in Atlanta

  • Is the primary liaison with the Business Unit Leadership

  • Will execute defined practice goals and business plan

  • Monitors the status of all Healthcare projects

  • Regularly reports regional status to Healthcare practice firm-wide leadership team

  • Assists in pursuit/client engagements, preparing project fee/scope responses, workload projections, monitors level of chargeability


  • Develops and executes strategic practice planning and marketing strategies; will collaborate with Healthcare Market sector leadership and Business Unit leadership

  • Periodically act as Project Lead on specific projects or Client Account Manager for specific client relationships

  • Prepares and executes business plan for the Atlanta Healthcare practice

  • Conducts interviews/presentations at the executive level

  • Speaks at client conferences and publishes in industry journals as a thought leader in the industry

  • Communicates business performance at the end of each accounting period

  • Understands the healthcare industry, regional client needs, and market drivers

  • Clear leader for all disciplines providing services to the Healthcare Market Clients: Architecture, Interiors, Engineers, Consulting and Planning, as well as liaison with other Business Units such as Project Management/Construction Management and Construction Services

Business Development

  • Participates in developing annual business plan for the practice

  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships

  • Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with consultants, contractors and jurisdictional/approval agencies

  • Assists in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals as well as lead presentations with Healthcare Business Line Leadership

  • Participates in local or state professional associations and conferences

Staff Development

  • Prepares and delivers staff evaluations for Atlanta personnel and others as requested

  • Participates in interviews and recruitment of professional staff

  • Conducts employee performance evaluations, responsible for performance development

  • Participates in office design reviews and critiques

  • Develops continuing education opportunities for the staff

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design

  • 15+ years of experience in healthcare architecture with prior management experience in all phases of projects through post-occupancy including 2+ years in sales, business development and/or marketing

  • Registered Architect (current license required) in the State of Georgia

  • LEED credential required after 12 months of employment

  • Proven ability to successfully develop client relationships and win work

  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness

  • Advanced knowledge of healthcare-related architectural building systems

  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines

  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook, PowerPoint, InDesign or other presentation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design

  • If Registered Architect, NCARB registration

  • Proficiency in Oracle and Salesforce

  • Sustainability, resiliency and/or climate adaptation experience a plus but not a requirement

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 187261BR

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.