AECOM Vice President, Regional Federal Market Sector Leader – Central Region in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Illinois, Chicago

Job Summary

AECOM Buildings + Places (B+P) is seeking a leader for the Federal Regional Market Sector Leader for the Central Region. The primary responsibilities will be to maintain, cultivate, and grow client relationships within the building and design 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 to the B+P Central 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 Federal building and design 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 building and design Architecture, Building Engineering, Master Planning, Interiors, Asset Management, and Workplace Strategy.

This position will be based in our Chicago, IL office; alternatively, the position could be based in the Cleveland or Columbus, OH areas.

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

  • Provides day-to-day administration of the building and design Federal Market practice for the Central practice

  • Will execute defined practice goals and business plans

  • Monitors the status of all building and design 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

  • Management and preparation of strategic/ key proposals, contracting and teaming negotiation, project management and establishing and sustaining relationships with key consultants to support the Federal business


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

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

  • Candidate must have 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 building and design services to the Federal Market Clients: Architecture, Interiors, Engineers, Consulting and Planning

Business Development

  • Participate in developing annual business plan for the practice

  • Deep understanding of building and design 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

  • Lead capture strategy on key marketing and business development opportunities

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

  • Assist 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 Building and Design Architecture or Interior Design

  • 10+ years’ experience in architecture projects with prior management experience in all phases of projects including 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

Security Clearance preferred, but not required.

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. 199062BR

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.