AECOM Tunnel Practice Leader - East in New York City, New York

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Tunnel Practice Leader - East

United States of America - New York

New York City

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Tunnel Practice Leader – East for employment in the New York, NY office. We are seeking candidates for a dual role as the Tunnel Practice Leader - East in AECOM’s National Tunnel Practice and the Leader of the Tunnel and Underground Group in NY Metro Region.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

As the Tunnel Practice Leader – East in collaboration with the Director of the Tunnel and Underground Engineering the candidate will:

  • Help develop strategic plans; build relationships with public and private clients (contractors) and the industry leaders.

  • Help grow the tunneling and underground practice in the firm by the development of pursuit strategies, technical concepts, and proposal technical approaches

  • Be part of pink and red team reviews and provide technical oversight of proposal preparation.

  • Assist in establishing and developing teaming relationships with other consulting firms as necessary

  • Help identify, attract, and assist in recruiting additional tunneling and geotechnical staff in the East and in particular in NY Metro Region

  • Help Establish Centers of Excellence of tunneling and underground engineering in the East

  • Collaborate with National Tunnel and Underground Engineering Practice Risk and Quality Leaders to recommend Risk Management Plan and Quality Plan on projects. Help oversee the implement of the plans.

  • Help in establishing and enhancement of client relationships

  • Collaborate with the Tunnel Practice Chief Engineers and on subject of expertize to recommend design concepts, solutions, and methodologies

  • Provide technical oversight on technical matters during execution of projects

  • Attend industry events, serve on panels, and publish to foster AECOM’s tunneling and underground engineering practice

As the Leader of the Tunnel and Underground Group in NY Metro Region the candidate will:

  • Provide tunneling and underground engineering services to the Transportation and Water Business lines in the NY Metro Region.

  • Organize the tunneling, underground structures, and tunnel ventilation staff into a single operating group managing their daily performance with close association with the geotechnical practice

  • Help establishing a tunneling and underground engineering center of excellence in the NY Metro Region

  • Help grow the tunneling, geotechnical, and underground engineering practice in the NY Metro Region

  • Assist in the development of pursuit strategies, technical concepts, and proposal technical approaches for pursuits involving tunneling and underground engineering in the NY metro Region

  • Lead, manage, and deliver tunneling and underground engineering services on projects including geotechnical, tunneling and ventilation life-fire safety aspects on projects in the NY Metro region.

  • Provide technical oversight on technical matters during execution of projects

  • Hire, retain, and develop staff to grow the geotechnical, tunneling and tunnel ventilation groups in the NY Metro Region

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in tunneling or geotechnical engineering

  • 20+ years of tunnel and underground related experience

  • Professional registration in at least one state and willingness to register in other states if needed

  • Thoroughly knowledgeable of geotechnical aspects, deep foundations design, difficult ground conditions, and various tunneling methods and techniques

  • Candidate shall be a “seller-doer”, independent thinker, and self-starter

  • Strong relationships and name recognition within the industry

  • Membership with relevant professional organizations and active participation in National tunneling and/or geotechnical associations

  • Publications in technical journals and conferences and seminars.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Leadership characteristics

  • Strategic thinker, with demonstrated collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment and gain the support of others.

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization

  • Ability to work with minimal direction

  • Ability and willingness to travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in engineering or related field

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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 183754BR

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.