Transportation Program Management Director

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Transportation Program Management Director, to be based in either Los Angeles. The position is open to remote work.


The candidate will need to have experience specializing in rail transit systems program management, design, manufacturing, installation, and construction for multiple modes of rail transit systems including light rail, heavy rail, suburban/commuter rail. Experience with automated guideway and other driverless transit systems, and high-speed rail is preferred. This individual should have a broad understanding of all elements of constructing, installing, testing, safety certifying and commissioning rail transit projects, and should also possess experience and understanding of operations & maintenance of such systems. They must have a track record of delivering on schedule and within budget while maintaining quality. The candidate will also need to have demonstrated experience working with the client’s executive leadership and successfully managing contractors particularly in turnkey contracting arrangements such as design-build, CM/GC and P3 (DBFOM).


Actively engage with client and stakeholder during the pre-proposal phase to better understand key issues that will impact successful project delivery.

Guide the marketing team in proposal development and interview preparation, including formation of win themes and key teaming partnerships.

Develop partnerships with strategic teaming partners.

Act as project/program manager for delivering large complex transportation projects, and in particular assume the role of lead Design & Construction manager.

Continue to develop and foster relationships with key client staff

Manage contractual aspects of projects acting as an agent for AECOM

Provide overall direction and oversight of design and construction matters for the construction package and support coordination with cross-functional units, to remove “hurdles” that impact the schedule.

Provide awareness and guidance to the Project and Construction Management (PCM) Oversight manager in the assessment of technical, management, design, and construction issues.

Lead the implementation and provide compliance of consultants and contractors with the client’s policies, procedures, safety, and quality systems.

Assist in communications with federal, state, and local officials and stakeholders on program matters, and the resolution of program issues.

Create written reports, summaries, and presentations.

Ensure client engineering documents, standards, and technical requirements are consistent and coordinate with other functional support groups as it relates to said documents.

Provide recommendations on complex issues, cost estimation, and construction support.

Assist with the development, recommendation, and implementation of policies, as applicable, in relation to engineering management, engineering standards, technical requirements, infrastructure development, system development, design, and construction support including change management.

Support verifying that designs are compliant with the client’s engineering requirements.

Supporting client executives on strategic matters to ensure timely and effective decision-making in relation to engineering matters.

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