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Job Ref:  143786BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Texas
City:  Dallas
04/10/2016 22:34

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We help shape the world around us - from high-rise buildings to educational, cultural, research and transportation facilities. Our design process is based on energy-efficient building systems, and appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long-term performance.

Job Summary
AECOM is seeking visionary and dynamic leadership for our global architecture practice for the Dallas, TX office. The ideal candidate will be focused on excellence and advancement in the practice, process, discourse and future of architecture. AECOM offers the opportunity and potential of large platform architecture, with varied, multi-disciplinary projects around the globe. We are seeking a respected professional who aspires to have a positive impact on AECOM's global architecture strategic direction and interested in working collaboratively with a talented team of design, management and technical professionals. AECOM will provide a unique opportunity to collaborate across multiple practices in the pursuit of quality design in today's complex environment.

AECOM's Buildings Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. We offer exciting work, great clients and an award winning portfolio. With a range of expertise from strategy 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 make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. AECOM's teams are leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; multiple projects at the World Trade Center, New York, NY including Liberty Park; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:
  • Aggressively tap into the corporate commercial potential of the Gulf Southwest Region to produce opportunities locally and regionally for AECOM
  • Direct and provide project leadership for teams
  • Foster a collaborative culture in an interdisciplinary environment to further a vibrant design practice
  • Recruit, mentor and develop staff in partnership with other studio leaders
  • Continually improve the quality of our work, the manner in which we deliver it, and the process we employ to attain it
  • Build, nurture, and foster new relationships with an ever broadening client base
  • Work closely with regional and global firm leadership to promote an interdisciplinary design approach and philosophy
  • Participate in the development of the corporate/commercial market while working alongside other sectors, including Education, Health Care, Federal/Justice, Leisure Cultural and Sports

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's Degree
  • 15 years of related experience, with a strong background or interest in international work
  • LEED accredited
  • Licensed Architect
  • Industry-recognized leaders in the corporate/ commercial market
  • Capable of project leadership across multiple markets and project types (institutional, academic, civic, etc.) with a focus on corporate/commercial
  • Focused on the use of and potential of technology in design
  • Have a proven track record in the south-western United States and have experience practicing globally
  • Understand the business fundamentals of Design: client leadership, business development, financial oversight, design quality, project delivery
  • Portfolio of award-winning work across a wide variety of project sizes and types
  • Client and team leadership skills grounded in design and communication
  • Collaborator and mentor
  • Proven connections and strong media contacts
  • Experience in design build and other alternate delivery methods
  • Understanding of and experience in building information modeling is highly valued
  • Excellent strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • None

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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