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Vice President, Business Unit Leader


Posted: 3/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1358296

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VICE PRESIDENT, Business Unit Leader
Responsible for the overall performance for the EHS and Air Quality Practice within the Central Region, the Regional Practice Leader develops and leads a team of technical practitioners that are seller-doers to effectively grow and deliver a consulting –business aligned to the national and regional strategic objectives.

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

  • Project Delivery (50%)
    • Responsible for Regional Practice P&L
    • Apply best practices to project delivery by leveraging EBL Practices, centers of excellence, technology and standard methodologies
    • Oversee staffing and workforce planning with an emphasis on optimization of SCM and utilization
    • Ensure Department Managers focus on pricing, staff demographics/mix and application of technology/standard methodologies in project pursuits and execution
    • Provide the Environment Programs organization with specialist and strategic support as needed
  • People and Practice Leadership (30%)
    • Champions technical excellence and professional development of technical practitioners.
    • Expand capabilities of the Practice by developing existing talent and attracting external technical talent
    • Develop and leverage sub-practice leaders and technical practice groups to facilitate the sharing of best practice and expertise throughout the Region and beyond
  • Business Development (20%)
    • Focus resources and BD spend on strategic/ targeted clients that have the greatest potential for revenue growth, attractive pricing and long-term repeat business
    • Raise the profile of the Practice across the region as the leading provider of environmental solutions to regulators, clients and potential employees
    • Work with Americas Practice Directors, Regional Market Sector Leaders to develop, capture, and grow market share for the Practice across the Region
    • Actively seek to maximize pricing through project fee type, basis of underlying rates and approach
  • Primary Role:  Leads and develops a team of technical practitioners that are seller-doers to effectively grow and deliver the business.  Key Interactions:  RBLL, Director of Operations, Americas Practice Directors, Americas Market Sector Directors, Regional BD, and Department Managers 
  • Reporting Line: Reports to RBLL; additional reporting to Director of Ops for financial performance and delivery, Dotted line reporting to  National Practice Director

KPIs: EBITA, NSR, MU (SCM x Utilization), Gross Margin, Voluntary Turnover, Safety

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Vice President, Business Unit Leader

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What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements
BA/BS + Extensive experience including 6+ years leadership position

Preferred Qualifications

Business Group
Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)


United States of America

USA - Texas

Clearance Required

Additional Locations
US - Baton Rouge, LA - 7389 Florida Blvd, US - Fort Collins, CO - 1601 Prospect Pkwy, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Louisville, KY - 500 West Jefferson Street