We are seeking visionary and dynamic Planning leadership for the West Region Urbanism + Planning practice. The primary responsibilities are to lead and grow the Planning practices (inclusive of Masterplanning and other General Planning) in the West Region with the goal of driving design innovation and excellence, thought leadership, project management, and technical and delivery success for local, regional and global clients and communities. This role will dual report to Buildings + Places West Regional Business Line Leader and the Americas Planning Lead and involves close coordination and collaboration with other discipline leaders and business lines.
As part of AECOM, our Buildings + Places business line contributes to AECOM s success as a $20Bn fully integrated professional and technical services firm that designs, builds, and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries around the world. A leader in all of the key markets that we serve including transportation, environment, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government AECOM professionals provide a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions for public and private sector clients. AECOM has had a leading role in delivering some of the most iconic projects in the world such as: the World Trade Center Redevelopment, planning for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency program and many more. AECOM has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World s Most Admired Company from 2015 through 2019.
AECOM s Design and Consulting Services Operating Group in the Americas (DCSA) is a $5B architecture, engineering, and consulting business with market-leading positions in Transportation, Water, Buildings, Government, Energy, and Environment. The Buildings + Places (B+P) Business Line, within DCSA, incorporates the Architecture, Building Engineering, Interior Design, Planning, Economics, Landscape Architecture, and Strategy+ Consulting Services across key markets including Cities, Corporate, Government, Transportation, Education, Healthcare, Justice, Mission Critical, Themed Entertainment/Leisure and Sports markets. Our Buildings + Places teams have planned and designed renowned urban environments including Liberty Park, New York; 34 th Street Harbor, Chicago; Denver Union Station, Denver; Yards West, Washington, DC; One Shenzhen Bay Landscape, China; Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, Washington, DC; LA2028 Olympic Bid, Los Angeles; Golden 1 Center Urban Plan, Sacramento, CA.
We are seeking an individual who is an industry-recognized leader in Planning, has strong client relationships, and an established client and industry network. The ideal candidate understands and has a proven track record in driving business fundamentals that include client leadership, talent development, business development, financial oversight, design quality, project delivery, and has the ability to convey innovative design thinking and solutions.
In collaboration with the Americas Urbanism + Planning Lead, the Americas Planning Lead, and the West B+P Regional Business Line Leader, responsible for developing and executing the strategic growth plan for the West Planning practice, including developing and executing client outreach goals
Advocates design excellence leads the West strategy for Planning in assuring that we are building client relationships, strategically pre-positioning winning and delivering the most important work
Works in collaboration with Americas and West Leadership to align operations and allocate resources according to strategic priorities specifically works to align Planning priorities in the West region
Leads a culture of innovation and collaboration
Proactively focuses on talent development, retention, and recruiting
Champions change makes the AECOM vision understandable, creates buy-in to the vision by linking day-to-day work to the attainment of the vision, engages and mobilizes others to drive change, reduces organizational ambiguity
Preferred home base in one of top Regional Cities (e.g. Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle)
An attractive compensation package commensurate with the significant responsibility and importance of this position will be offered to the successful candidate.
This position does not include sponsorship for United States Work Authorization
Bachelor s degree in Planning, Masterplanning, or related field
Minimum 12 years' experience including 4 years in leadership
Successfully delivered projects within the clients budget / schedule requirements
Successfully delivered project scope and fee, delivering targeted profit to the firm interfaced with project managers on schedules, project review meetings, issues management and client expectations
An ability to travel and/or work remotely with teams
Master s degree in Planning, Masterplanning, or related field
Certification or relevant credentialing
Experience practicing in the Western United States
Deep knowledge of the marketplace with national and global reach, key clients, and industry trends is paramount
Experience and skill in strategic business development, client relationships and driving sales and revenue
The ability to support and lead business development activities through early client interaction, scope of work development, interviews, and on-going client maintenance interface
A strong desire to train, mentor and develop staff to grow their careers and the business
Other expertise may include concentrated experience in B+P client markets such as; Cities, Government, Transportation, Corporate, Commercial, Justice, Healthcare, Mission Critical, and Higher Education. Each considered an important market sector to the role
- Architecture / Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Hospitality / Entertainment
10+ to 15 years
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