Boston Managing Principal - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Massachusetts, Boston

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a talented and experienced Managing Principal for our Boston Buildings+Places practice.

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:

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

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

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

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

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture. With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions. Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

We have an excellent leadership opportunity for a Managing Principal to be based in our Boston office. The Managing Principal develops and drives the strategy and the growth of AECOM’s services for the Buildings + Places (B+P) business line in Boston and across the New England area in alignment with the B+P National and Regional business line strategy. Our primary focus is on Education, Life Sciences and Healthcare.

The Managing Principal will be responsible for business line strategy and growth, delivery of bookings, and revenue generation in Boston consistent with the financial plan. They will lead practice excellence - design and technical excellence in Boston and the B+P business line as well as identify strategic skills needed in the business line and develop/recruit/hire key employees with those skills. As an industry leader, they will build strong relationships and develop/enhance the company’s position and reputation in the market. They will support the delivery of the B+P business line financial plan in Boston and in coordination and collaboration with the Northeast Region.

Essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Business Strategy and Development: Responsible for driving the strategy and the growth of AECOM’s services for the B+P business line in Boston and across New England. Develops and executes the B+P Boston business strategy with strong support from and collaboration with other Regions and Business Line leaders to achieve region growth targets.

  • Financial Results: In collaboration with the East Region Leadership Team, develops the annual goals for bookings and NSR to grow profitable business and ensure financial success of Boston. Responsible for Boston B+P business line sales and growth; delivery of bookings and revenue generation consistent with the financial plan.

  • Project Delivery: Leads design and technical excellence in Boston and B+P business line. Provides guidance and counsel to leadership on assignment of design and technical staff to strategic pursuits, projects, and technical reviews; advises on design and technical staff development and training.

  • People: Sets the “tone at the top" of B+P in Boston ensuring a strong focus on clients, a commitment to excellence and innovation, and strong engagement of employees. Responsible for identifying strategic skills needed in the B+P business line and developing/recruiting/hiring employees with those skills. Responsible for managing and developing direct reports, and proactively champions performance management and succession planning processes.

  • Operations: Coordinates efforts between the Boston and Northeast Region, including accessing geography-level mega-project managers. Drawing upon design and technical expertise, directs the development of capture plans in pursuit of profitable and repeat business.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Architecture and 12+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of the regional Buildings and Places marketplace with national and global reach, key clients, and industry trends is paramount

  • Registered Architect

  • Experience and skill in strategic Buildings and Places 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

  • Acted as principal-in-charge of a large/multi-disciplined project /consultant team

  • Experience with Federal, Corporate, and/or Commercial / Mixed Use Clients and project types and relevant industry relationships

  • Experience working in the Architecture/Engineering industry in Boston.

  • Member of a Professional and/or Technical Society

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 Management

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 239986BR

Clearance Required No

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.