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AECOM Architectural/Engineering Operations Principal - Winnipeg, MB Office in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM 's Architectural Design practice Buildings + Places (B+P) is seeking an Architectural/Engineering Operations Principal for our Winnipeg office.

Job Summary:

The AECOM B+P Operations Manager, Winnipeg is the Operational leader responsible for the growth and successful performance of our Architectural design practice’s Winnipeg office.

Key responsibilities associated with this role will include:

Operational management and overall strategic direction of the Winnipeg office to ensure financial profitability, leading and driving a proactive culture focused on business development activities positioning the office for sustained and profitable growth, overseeing the technical practice and engaged in the effective management and delivery of projects within the office.

This individual will provide business development support, developing and maintaining contracts, in addition to technical direction to key project personnel; and be involved in planning, developing and coordinating project related activities.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Provides day-to-day operational business unit management for the specific office or for specific offices (Net Revenues, EBITA, Utilization, Project Margin, Overhead Expenditures; Backlog growth; AR Collections)

  • Coordinates with market segment staff within the Area on pursuits and client development

  • Supports the Area Business Unit Leader for teaming partnerships on major pursuits within office service area

  • Leads and manages client relationship development within the office service area

  • Develop a staff mix to execute current and future projects

  • Serves as “Face” of AECOM in the office service area in support of sales and top-line growth

  • Provides geopolitical and civil leadership/presence for the office service area

  • Manages the effective management and delivery of projects within office service area for business unit

  • Collaborates with other Operations Managers in office to support sales and top-line growth as well as sharing of resources as needed

  • Leads strong focus on clients, a commitment to excellence and innovation, establishes a safe and healthy work environment, and strong engagement of employees

  • Engages Area business services as necessary

  • Regular communication with staff to ensure that all initiatives are delivered and executed in a positive and effective manner

  • Provide leadership as required to key project personnel to meet client objectives on complex projects

  • At the strategic level, provides input and executes the strategic plan to help grow and lead the Buildings + Places business

  • Write and coordinate winning proposals, attract new clients and retain current clients as required



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/Engineering (or related field)

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience directing multiple projects of various types and complexities, including 2 years of leadership experience.


  • Advanced Degree a strong asset

  • Ability to lead and drive growth of the business

  • Strong business acumen, leadership and experience managing teams

  • Proven experience leading a team thorough all phases of a project

  • Excellent communication(both verbal and written) and organizational skills

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills

  • Ability to multi-task combined with strong attention to detail, time management and organizational skills

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), Outlook

  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning

Additional Information

  • Company is unable to cover any relocation expenses incurred to take up this position

  • Company work sponsorship is not available for this position

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10061229

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Business Management