Mergers & Acquisitions Associate / Sr. Associate

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.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking to fill a Mergers & Acquisitions Associate or Sr. Associate position within our Corporate Development / M&A team. As a member of the Corporate M&A team, this role will be working with operating businesses across the global organization and coordinating with multiple functional groups.

This position will offer flexibility for hybrid work schedules, and can be based in the Los Angeles, CA or Dallas, TX areas.

Core Responsibilities

* Strategic M&A Planning: Evaluate the competitive landscape and assist in development of M&A plan to advance the strategic initiatives of the Company. This will also include profiling and monitoring top targets.

* Target Evaluation: Analyze operational and financial information of potential targets. Prepare multiple valuation analyses (comparables, DCF, IRR, merger, accretion/dilution, etc.) to support executive decision making.

* Transaction Execution: Project management responsibilities to coordinate an entire transaction. This will include managing due diligence, internal functional team review (finance & accounting, HR, IT, legal, tax), and approval processes.

* Presentation: Prepare investment thesis presentations summarizing conclusions and recommendations to present to executive management and the Board.

* Responsibilities may also include a role in post-merger integration.

* Perform a variety of other ad hoc projects for senior management.


Minimum Requirements:

For Associate:

+ BA/BS plus at least 4 years of relevant mergers & acquisitions, investment banking (2-year analyst or associate program) and/or management consulting experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

For Sr. Associate:

+ BA/BS plus at least 6 years of relevant mergers & acquisitions, investment banking (2-year analyst or associate program, and/or management consulting experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

As well as:

+ Some minimal travel required.

+ Candidate must be highly analytical and have an in-depth knowledge of accounting, finance, and valuation.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Financial modeling skills (including usage of CapIQ or Factset plug-ins) is a plus.

+ Exceptional Power Point and MS Excel skills.

+ Self-motivated, possessing a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently.

+ Strong communication skills (oral & written) in order to interact with internal and external parties.

+ Buy-side acquisition experience is a plus.

Additional Information

+ Relocation assistance is not available for this position

+ Sponsorship for US work authorization, now or in the future, is not available for this position.

_Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $130,000._

_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: J10090922

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: M&A

Career Area: Corporate Development

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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