Project Director - Houston Water - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Texas, Houston

Job Summary

AECOM Water Business Line is looking for a Group Leader - Project Director with technical expertise, project management, client relations and business development experience in Texas and specifically in Houston. The successful candidate will be capable of working with other seller/doers, market sector leads, project managers and technical experts to continue to grow AECOM’s water and wastewater business.

Candidate should also have technical expertise in water or wastewater treatment and previous experience leading interdisciplinary teams on large, complex infrastructure projects. Candidate should possess skills in business development activities, pursuing new clients/projects, performing technical quality reviews, developing staff, and preparing/presenting proposals.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Interact and build relationships with clients and their technology experts

  • Support development of client and pursuit capture plans

  • Serve as part of the business development team for key project pursuits

  • Serve as technical director on projects

  • Participate in client interviews

  • Provide senior leadership and QA/QC of design drawings and specifications

  • Continuously build and strengthen professional network through personal contacts, professional associations, conferences, WEF/AWWA committee participation etc.

  • Provides engineering technical and management leadership for a discipline or area of responsibility.

  • Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative. Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with senior- level engineers within the company and with key engineering officials of other organizations and companies, and is skilled in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues.

  • At this level, individuals will have demonstrated creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving both routine and unusual engineering problems, determining program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities.

  • Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree plus 12 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related field.

  • 20+ yrs. experience in municipal water/wastewater plant design, rehabilitation, and construction with ability to perform technical reviews.

  • Previous and on-going successful client relationships with major municipal clients in the Greater Houston Area

  • Record of success in developing capture strategies, winning work, and delivering projects.

  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Professional Engineer in Texas, or the ability to obtain within 6 months

  • Active in the water/wastewater professional societies (e.g. AWWA, WEAT) in Texas

This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

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 - Water - Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 235679BR

Clearance Required 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.