full-time employee contract
AECOM is seeking a Design Strategist for our growing Strategy+ practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Strategy+, AECOM’s management consulting studio, operates at the intersection of Business Transformation, Communications Dynamics, and Place Strategies is looking for highly motivated applicants who possess outstanding analytical, communication and design skills. The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team of talented designers and be responsible for supporting our state-of-the-art consulting projects which encompass world class corporations, healthcare and cultural institutions, universities, and local and federal government.
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 disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”
VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
About Buildings + Places
AECOM’s Buildings + Places business line 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.
Working as a collaborative team leader, this individual will be responsible for excellence in leading, managing and delivering projects, including client interaction, stakeholder engagement, communication, planning, user research, data analytics, synthesizing and making sense of qualitative and quantitative data, data visualization, workshop facilitation, presentation preparation, report writing, coordinating one or more project teams and undertaking business development with oversight from a Project Manager, Senior Team member and Principal in Charge.
As a Design Strategists you may have worked in innovation strategy, corporate strategy, growth strategy, business insights, business analytics, business planning, organizational design, change management, workplace strategy, behavioral economics, economic analysis, graphic design, project management or infrastructure design and build.
Bachelor’s degree in business, architecture, planning, design, social science, or another relevant field
Four (4+) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
5+ years experience in Higher Education
Management consulting and/or corporate strategy
Data analytics & modeling
Communications strategy, branding and marketing
Workplace strategy, planning & design, and space programming
Change management, people operations & planning, organizational design & development
User research, synthesis of qualitative data and generating insights
Design background in architecture, planning, interiors, product, or web design
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign)
Revit or other space planning/design CAD systems
Web based data analytics, visualization, and GIS
Project management, project work planning, scheduling, and resource deployment
Design-thinking, Lean Startup, and design-led strategy
Business model generation and business case development
Relocation is not available for this position.
Sponsorship is not available for this position.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Architecture and Design
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 260452BR
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.