AECOM VP, Regional Federal Market Sector Leader – Southeast Region in Atlanta, Georgia

Business Line Architecture

Position Title VP, Regional Federal Market Sector Leader – Southeast Region

United States of America - Georgia


Job Summary

AECOM Buildings + Places (B+P) is seeking a leader for the Federal Regional Market Sector Leader for the Southeast Region. The primary responsibilities will be to maintain, cultivate, and grow client relationships within the Federal DoD and Federal Civilian Agencies, oversee and lead major pursuits, and lead multiple projects and programs through all phases of planning/ design and construction. Additionally, this position will be responsible for the development of regional market growth strategies, which articulate market trends/drivers and recommended priorities to successfully invest and grow, consistent with the national business line, region, and AECOM’s overall growth objectives. Specific to this position, will be a strong emphasis and focus on alternative delivery (D/B, P-3).

This position will have a dual reporting relationship to the B+P Southeast Regional Business Line Leader and the National Federal Market Sector Leader for the Americas. The Regional Federal Market Sector Leader will be responsible for achieving annual sales goals through keen understanding of the market place and ability to lead and win key pursuits. The Regional Federal Market Sector Leader will also work in close coordination with the National Governments team of Client Account Leaders, Business Line Leaders, and Regional Business Leaders in targeted pursuits across Architecture, Building Engineering, Master Planning, Interiors, Asset Management, and Workplace Strategy.

This position will be based in the Tampa or Coral Gables, FL areas or the greater Atlanta area.

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

  • Provides day-to-day administration of the Federal Market practice for the Southeast region

  • Executes defined practice goals and business plans

  • Monitors the status of all Federal DoD and Federal Civilian Market projects

  • Works closely with internal and external general contractors on alternative delivery pursuits and projects.

  • Regularly reports regional status to the national Federal Market leadership team

  • Assists in pursuit/client engagements

  • Manages and prepares strategic/ key proposals, contracting and teaming negotiation, project management and establishes and sustains relationships with key consultants to support the Federal business


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

  • Significant experience in the Design Excellence initiatives within the Federal market (i.e. GSA, DoS).

  • Has a strong portfolio, background, and experience related to design focused programs.

  • Understands and is passionate about alternative delivery strategies within the Federal market.

  • Responsible for the development and achievement of regional business line sales and revenue goals across all disciplines within Buildings + Places.

  • Develops and executes strategic practice planning and marketing strategies.

  • Works closely with National Federal Market Sector leadership on the execution of key growth initiatives.

  • Periodically acts as Project Lead on specific projects

  • Serves as business line Client Account Manager for specific client relationships

  • Prepares and executes business plans for area of responsibility

  • Conducts interviews/presentations at the executive level

  • Communicates business performance at the end of each accounting period

  • Collaborative and integrated delivery leader for all disciplines providing services to the Federal Market Clients: Architecture, Interiors, Engineers, Consulting and Planning.

Business Development

  • Participates in developing annual business plan for the practice

  • Deep understanding of Federal DoD and Federal Civilian Clients across planning, traditional A/E services, and alternative delivery acquisition strategies.

  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships

  • Leads capture strategy on key marketing and business development opportunities

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with consultants, contractors and jurisdictional/approval agencies

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

  • Participates in local or state professional associations and conferences

Staff Development

  • Participates in interviews and recruitment of professional staff

  • Conducts employee performance evaluations, responsible for performance development

  • Participates in office design reviews and critiques

  • Works closely with senior project managers on the execution of Federal projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Building Engineering, Planning or related field

  • 10+ years’ experience in architecture/engineering or planning projects with prior management experience in all phases of projects including 7 years’ experience in sales, business development and/or marketing

  • Proven ability to successfully develop client relationships and win work

  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope

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

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered Architect, Engineer, Interior Designer or Planner

  • Security Clearance preferred, but not required

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.

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Job Category Management

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 180767BR

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.