AECOM Design Leader- Airport Architecture in Chicago, Illinois

Business Line Architecture

Position Title Design Leader- Airport Architecture

United States of America - Illinois


Job Summary

AECOM’s Building + Places Business Line seeks a Senior Design Architect to join the Architecture Practice and contribute to a rich design culture, demonstrating a rigorous process of achieving design excellence. The preferred candidate will be visionary and dynamic, with a portfolio of completed terminal design projects and a history of award-winning work. This individual will have the primary responsibility of partnering with design, engineering, management and construction professionals both internally and externally on exciting new work as well as supporting the firm’s focus on innovative solutions and design excellence for local, regional and global aviation clients. This role can be seated anywhere in North America.

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2028 Olympic bid. In aviation, our team has renovated several terminals at Boston’s Logan International Airport including the recent Terminal E and C interiors; FAA Control Towers at Chicago O’Hare North Terminal and Dayton International Airport; the American Airlines Terminal at JFK; the New Face of LAX Central Terminal Upgrades; and numerous support facilities for cargo, rental car, baggage handling at various airports across the US and globe.

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

  • Leads development of architectural concepts and solutions from pursuit phase through project execution

  • Works directly with clients and teams as a leader with excellent communication and team building skills.

  • Participates directly in strategy and development of design pursuits, as well significant roles participating in interviews

  • Lead and develop design for large aviation projects with multi-disciplinary teams of architects, engineers and consultants for public and private clients

  • Oversee the work of less experienced architects and designers and be responsible for determining technical objectives of project assignments in conjunction with project management and design principles

  • Develop technical solutions to complex technical problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity

  • Work with architectural design and production teams to schedule, implement and coordinate preparation of design and construction documents to office and client standards

  • Coordinate architectural design with engineering disciplines both in-house and with consultants

  • Participate/lead client presentation and progress meetings to communicate the design intent and review technical details of projects

  • Prepare and coordinate architectural details with other architectural team members for consistency with project design intent and office/client standards

  • Provide regular updates with project managers and department manager for schedule and budget compliance for architectural services

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture

  • 15+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Licensed architect

  • Willingness to travel

  • Experience with graphic design in 3D

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to engage strategically in business development phases (proposals, client presentations) as well as design phases and project execution

  • Project production experience, including standards and regulations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • BIM, 3D Visualization such as SketchUp, Rhino and Lumion – skills preferred

  • NCARB and LEED AP – preferred

  • Masters Degree – preferred

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182999BR

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.