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AECOM Transit Architecture Director in Seattle, Washington

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM Buildings + Places Architectural team is seeking a Transit Architecture Lead to join our West Region team.

AECOM Buildings + Places West is a vibrant fully integrated team spanning architecture, all the building’s engineering disciplines, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, economics, and asset management for design and infrastructure projects.

The Transit Architecture Lead will be working on local and nationwide transit projects.

Job Summary

We are looking for someone with demonstrated creativity, foresight and mature judgment, someone capable of providing technical leadership across all Transportation Architecture submarkets. This person will lead the growth of our technical capabilities across the country, ensuring success through strong collaboration with other market sectors and practice groups.

The primary responsibilities will be to maintain and grow client relationships within the Transportation Architecture sector, overseeing and leading multiple projects and programs through all phases of planning, design, and construction in addition to contributing to major pursuits.

Major Responsibilities

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

Planning, organizing, and implementing all design activities for the Transportation Architecture sector across all disciplines.

Assist in the development of proposals and gives presentations to potential clients.

Representing the company in local and national professional associations and conferences.

Establishing and sustaining relationships with key partners and consultants to support the Transportation Architecture business.

Participating strategic/key proposals, contracting and teaming negotiations; and periodically acting as Project Lead on specific strategic/key projects.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 12 years of experience, including 4 years of leadership, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Licensed Architect

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institute

  • 15 years of architectural experience, 10 years of architectural design, including 4 years of leadership, on transit station projects, including the preparation of construction documents for stations and portals;

  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with senior-level architects and/or designers within the company and with key officials of other organizations and companies, and is skilled in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues.

  • Strong understanding of construct-ability, proficiency in developing technical details and specification manuals, and a thorough knowledge of building systems and construction detailing

  • Expert knowledge of BRT and Rail Design Criteria, Standard Drawings, and details

  • Expert in Local and National Codes

  • Experience designing large and medium multimodal facilities

  • Experience designing facilities with pedestrian bridges

  • Must be a self-motivated individual with good communication skills and be able to multi-task

  • Working knowledge of REVIT and ability to work with REVIT CADD

  • Ability to lead the project development from conceptual design to construction, coordinating with consultants, including client liaison.

  • Demonstrated creativity, foresight, and mature architectural judgment in anticipating and solving routine and unusual structure/design problems, determining program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for diverse activities.

  • Ability to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary in-house consultant team

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Strong problem-identification and problem-resolution skills

  • Demonstrated strong creativity in conceptual design and technical design skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to work with various municipalities for permitting and development approvals process

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $150,000 - $250,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10083006

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid