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AECOM Senior Project Manager - Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Projects in Kitchener, Ontario

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM Buildings + Places is currently seeking a Senior Landscape Architect to join our team. This position is based out of our Kitchener and/or Markham office, with opportunities for hybrid work.

Job Summary:

AECOM is a place you can:

Grow a Career without Limits : as a large, multi-national corporation, there are limitless opportunities for career growth at AECOM. If you are our successful incumbent, you will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and control of several Landscape Architecture and Urban Design projects from inception through completion. Project types include but are not limited to: civic buildings and institutions, municipal squares, plazas, streetscapes, trails, parks, open spaces, conservation areas. As Project Manager, you will guide the team to manage quality, scope, budget, and schedule, while meeting our client's expectations.

Foster and Promote Creativity : apply your genuine excitement, enthusiasm, and creativity for large and extra-large scale projects that are the hallmark of AECOM. Work on challenging, trans-disciplinary infrastructure and design projects in public realm, transportation, transit, architecture, and water and apply outside the box ideas and approaches. The job incumbent may will be involved with conceptual development, technical design, stakeholder engagement, and construction administration in addition to project management responsibilities.

Concept through Completion : Tackle design assignments through the entire life-cycle of a project, including proposal creation, site analysis, concept design, schematic / detailed design, construction documentation and construction administration.

Lead with and Apply Technical Skills : work in a transdisciplinary environment alongside landscape architects, urban designers, planners, architects, transportation planners, and engineers in a collaborative and professional fashion to produce fully coordinated working drawings and project specifications.

Work Nationally : Apply your interests and abilities across Canada – our team brings the best people forward based on best-fit for the project rather than selecting based on geographic location.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and guide the preparation of design and contract documents, document checking, conduct construction review and contract administration throughout the duration of a project.

  • At a project level, provide clear guidance to designers and technical staff to meet client objectives.

  • Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing with project team and clients.

  • Communicate with construction team to provide information and help resolve problems.

  • Provide feedback to design team / feedback to improve design quality and minimize drawing and specification production errors.

  • Be responsible for overseeing several active projects and be part of our marketing team in sourcing new work.

  • Assist or lead the development of winning proposals, attract new clients, and retain current clients.


Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Engineering or other relevant equivalent with minimum 6 (six) years of practical experience.

  • A PMP certification or other significant demonstrated PM experience, including financial control and reporting and program management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Landscape Architect or PEng in good standing will be preferred.

  • 10-15 years of practical experience is preferred for this role.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

  • Experience of some or all of the following softwares: ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civils 3D, Revit, LSS or ProjectWise.

Additional Information

Relocation is not available for this position.

Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $95,000.00 - $140,000.00.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10108435

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid