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AECOM ITS & Emerging Technologies Program Director in Atlanta, Georgia

United States of America - Georgia, Atlanta

Job Summary

The ITS/Traffic Department is seeking a creative, self-driven, highly talented ITS Program Director based in Atlanta, GA.

As ITS Program Director you will manage and build the ITS group within the ITS/Traffic Department. Responsibilities will include development and management of ITS projects, including ITS planning, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O), ITS design, ITS communications, Connected and Automated Vehicles applications, and Emerging Technologies. You will lead and grow the ITS practice in Georgia and will support regional and national ITS programs and opportunities. If you are the successful applicant, you can look forward to joining a large, dynamic, and highly technical team of engineers, data scientists, programmers, IT specialists, and technicians who are driven to provide exceptional traffic and ITS services to our clients.


  • Perform various management, leadership, and people accountability responsibilities for the ITS group within the ITS/Traffic Department. ITS Group includes engineers, data scientists, programmers, IT specialists, and technicians.

  • Full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating technical assignments of the ITS group within the ITS/Traffic Department.

  • Develop business opportunities by networking with clients and within the industry to establish relationships and sell AECOM services.

  • Support and leverage new business opportunities externally and through other ITS/Traffic Program Directors and their clients.

  • Lead, develop, and implement strategic ITS and emerging technologies marketing plans and tactics.

  • Lead proposal development opportunities, including go/no-go decisions, determining teaming partners, scoping tasks, preparing estimates, and managing proposal development team.

  • Support regional and National marketing and business development activities.

  • Serve as a Project Manager and become an AECOM Certified Project Manager within 6 months.

  • Manage client expectations to ensure client is highly satisfied with projects.

  • Mentor/train junior and mid-level staff.

  • Periodic travel required within Georgia and neighboring states.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Reports to ITS/Traffic Department Manager.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS Civil Engineer or related field

  • Eight (8) years ITS technical and management leadership

  • GDOT transportation project management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer License

  • Twelve (12) years of transportation and ITS technical and management leadership experience

  • ITS market pursuit strategy experience

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.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256423BR

Virtual: No

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.