Project Lead - Public Realm

Posted May 14, 2024 - Closes September 13, 2024

Project Leads - Public Realm

Calgary or Edmonton, AB; OR Kitchener, ON. Hybrid/Remote work permitted. 


Job Description

AECOM is seeking talented and creative Sr. Project Leads to be based in Calgary, Edmonton or Kitchener. This is a project leadership role for people with design, planning or engineering experience working on public realm projects such as major civic plazas, riverwalks, streetscapes, municipal / provincial / national parks, green rainwater infrastructure and more. 


Job Summary:

At AECOM, we understand that acclimating to a new role take time, and that your job will evolve as you become familiar with your team, clients, and corporate processes.

The following summarizes this initial transition period:

  • After initial onboarding, your experience in public sector projects will allow you to jump in “head first” to support and/or lead our growing portfolio of projects such as: major civic plazas, riverwalks, streetscapes, municipal / provincial / national parks, green rainwater infrastructure, and more.
  • As you become familiar with AECOM processes and complete corporate training, you will gradually become responsible for the management of key clients, helping the team win your next commission, and overseeing the delivery of projects from concept through completion.
  • Once you are established as a key member of our team, you will mentor staff from a diversity of backgrounds, career stages and professions towards project success.
  • As you grow your client base, you may be offered the freedom to craft your own path to success within the firm by developing strategic growth plans, client account plans, and widening our service offering in design, engineering, and consultant advisory services.

Qualifications | What Do You Bring to AECOM?

One of AECOM’s key areas to advancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is by building diverse teams through inclusive hiring efforts. With that in mind, the following is a list of qualifications that we believe will bring value to our clients. We realize that candidates may not possess the full list of qualifications, and that you may possess unique qualifications that also provide value. We ask that you do your best to communicate your fit for the role in your cover letter, CV and during the interview process. Samples or a portfolio of work is a bonus and may be requested / provided after initial discussions with our recruitment team.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in relevant fields of design, planning or engineering.
  • Demonstration of leadership in project delivery and client interactions. If possible, please provide evidence of larger scale projects requiring coordination of multiple disciplines and complex challenges.
  • If applicable, highlight experience working on major civic plazas, riverwalks, streetscapes, municipal / provincial / national parks, green rainwater infrastructure, and other public realm related projects.
  • Experience adhering to technical guidelines, standards, codes and best practices.
  • Experience with standard project management and construction administration protocols.
  • Experience managing budgets and schedules in an efficient manner.
  • Alternatively, highly relevant professional experience may serve as a substitute for these post-secondary education requirements.
  • Ability to work within a team environment, ability to co-ordinate with diverse teams and transdisciplinary professionals.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills, including risk management and mitigation.
  • Ability to self-direct your work combined with a strong attention to detail, time management and organizational skills.


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