AECOM Regional Healthcare Market Sector Leader – Buildings + Places in Chicago, Illinois

Business Line Architecture

Position Title Regional Healthcare Market Sector Leader – Buildings + Places

United States of America - Illinois


Job Summary

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, AECOM makes connections among people and places to provide new insight and better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through relevant and innovative design solutions. Our Buildings + Places business line focuses on design excellence through workplace strategy, architecture, interiors, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, building engineering, and landscape architecture. At AECOM, our healthcare approach considers the entire patient experience and how design supports and can positively impact both patient and care-giver. Our integrated design and delivery teams are leading the industry with visionary and forward-looking projects for healthcare providers in the US and abroad including Kaiser Permamente, Geisinger Health System, the Mayo Clinic, Mercy Health System, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In partnership with the Americas Healthcare National Business Line Leader, AECOM is seeking visionary and dynamic leadership for our Midwest region Healthcare Practice

based in our Chicago, IL office. Primary responsibility is to lead and grow the Healthcare Architecture, Engineering, Interiors, Planning (Design Planning & Economics) & Consulting(Strategy +) regional business, with a focus on positioning AECOM as a fully integrated multi-disciplinary market leader in Healthcare Consulting, Master Planning and Design Industries. Additional goal of driving innovation and excellence in Healthcare Design & Thought Leadership, Project Management, and Technical and Delivery success for local, regional and global Healthcare clients is a must.

We are seeking an individual who is an industry-recognized leader in the Healthcare Architectural/Engineering Design & Planning Community in the Midwest region, has strong client relationships, and an established client and industry network. The ideal candidate understands and has proven track record in driving business fundamentals that include client leadership, business development, financial oversight, design quality, project delivery, and has the ability to convey innovative design thinking and solutions.

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

  • Responsible for developing and executing the healthcare strategic growth plan for their region, including developing and executing client outreach goals

  • Advocates design excellence and quality – leads the regional healthcare strategy in assuring that we are building client relationships, strategically pre-positioning winning and delivering the most important healthcare work in the region

  • Together with regional business line management committee, builds high performance design teams – soliciting and managing client feedback to align operations and allocate resources according to strategic priorities, recognizes and unleashes the potential of others by providing the needed environment, resources, coaching, experiences and other support, champions an innovative and collaborative culture

  • Champions change – makes the AECOM Healthcare vision understandable, creates buy-in to the vision by linking day-to-day work to the attainment of the vision, engages and mobilizes others to drive change, reduces organizational ambiguity

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Architecture (or applicable field) required

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Registered Architect, Engineer, Interior Designer or Planner

  • Deep knowledge of the regional healthcare marketplace with national and global reach, key clients, and industry trends is paramount

  • Experience and skill in strategic business development, client relationships and driving sales and revenue

  • The ability to support and lead healthcare business development activities through early client interaction, “scope of work” development, interviews, and on-going client maintenance interface

  • Acted as principal-in-charge of a large/multi-disciplined healthcare project /consultant team

  • Together with regional Managing Principal, Principal-In-Charge and Project Directors, established project scopes, work plans and work schedules

  • Successfully delivered healthcare projects within the clients’ budget / schedule requirements

  • Successfully delivered project scope and fee, delivering targeted profit to the firm interfaced with project managers on schedules, project review meetings, issues management and client expectations

  • An ability to travel and/or work remotely with teams

  • A strong desire to train, mentor and develop staff to grow their careers and the business

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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Job Category Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 162466BR

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.