Project Director

at AECOM in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

United States of America – Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Job Summary

AECOM’s Water Business Line is seeking a dynamic, talented Project Director for immediate employment to be based out of our Newark, DE or Philadelphia, PA offices. The appropriate qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career serving as a client-facing project director on federal, regional, state, and municipal water, wastewater and water resources projects; preferably within eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and/or northern Delaware. This position offers a unique opportunity to work within an established and successful group that offers a diverse range of technical challenges and career development opportunities.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

o Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

o #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record’s 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

o VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

o Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCSA-Water

With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services-from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance-to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

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

  • Directs and managers the entire project, guidance to subordinate managers, enforces company and project policies, and a primary liaison between AECOM and client interface.
  • Accountable for all facets of the project are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule.
  • Overall responsibility and management of project including but not limited to budgeting/schedule stage, procurement, through contract closeout.
  • Position has primary fiscal responsibility and key liaison between client for assigned project.

Minimum Requirements

+ Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental or Chemical Engineering plus 10 years of relevant experience and demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

+ Registered Professional Engineer

+ Demonstrated knowledge of water and wastewater treatment, pumping stations, collection and distribution systems and client/consultant relations experience

Preferred Qualifications

+ 15+ years of related experience in water/wastewater/water resources consulting and engineering management

+ Registered Professional Engineer licensed in Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey

+ Proven ability of leading business development activities, pursuing new clients/projects, and managing project deliveries

+ Proven leader with an interest in developing and mentoring team members and demonstrated ability to successfully work in diverse teams

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills

+ Participation in water community activities including Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering – Project / Program / Management

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247717BR

Additional Locations US – Newark, DE – Iron Hill Corporate Center

Virtual: No

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.

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Job Posting: JC181428528

Posted On: Apr 15, 2021

Updated On: Dec 01, 2021