AECOM Strategy+ Practice Leader in New York, New York

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Position Title Strategy+ Practice Leader

United States of America - New York

New York

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Strategy+ Practice Leader for employment in New York, NY office.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

AECOM’s Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to design excellence and an integrated approach to creative problem-solving. With a range of expertise from strategy and design 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 connect and engage people through relevant and innovative design solutions. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, architecture, interiors, building engineering, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

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

  • Successfully market and deliver a diverse range of business and design related services to clients at a C-suite / executive officer level

  • Grow the Strategy+ business regionally, through the combined use of national resources and the progressive hiring of new regional staff members

  • Build relationships across markets, disciplines and business lines within Buildings and Places (B+P), Design and Consulting Services, Americas (DCSA) and across the wider AECOM enterprise

  • Leverage skill in leading / managing multidisciplinary teams on complex projects at the intersection of business strategy, communications and place making

  • Reporting to the Regional Business Line Leader (RBLL), but coordinating with Strategy+ National Business Line Leader, this person will be expected to balance their regional role with contributions to the national Strategy+ practice in terms of thought leadership, marketing of other national pursuits and contributions to other regions projects

  • Create work plans, budgets and financial analysis for internal performance reporting, the development of prospects and the delivery of projects

  • Develop a thought leadership position and undertake conference presentations and develop material for publishing

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning, Design, Business or another relevant field

  • 15+ years related experience

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to lead workshops, focus groups and presentations with client’s executive leadership

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, open, collaborative environment where a high degree of coordination with geographically disparate team mates is essential

  • Experience in using design thinking to integrate and lead across a wide range of disciplines, including business strategy, workplace strategy, building design, communications and change management

  • Experience in using design thinking to integrate and lead across a range of markets e.g. corporate, education, healthcare, sports, energy and transportation.

  • Excellent writing skills

  • High degree of flexibility and the ability to work on multiple projects and prospects simultaneously

  • Self-starting, highly motivated and proactive seller-doer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Architecture, Planning, Design, Business or another relevant field is strongly preferred

  • Data analysis and visualization skills

  • User research, design strategy, and space programming experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign) and Revit

  • Ability to balance the needs of regional, market and discipline leadership

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

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Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186794BR

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.