AECOM Vice President, Principal Corporate Market Sector Leader in Atlanta, Georgia

Business Line Architecture

Position Title Vice President, Principal Corporate Market Sector Leader

United States of America - Georgia


Job Summary

Our Southeast Region is actively seeking a Vice President, Principal Corporate Market Sector Leader to join our growing practice. This position could be seated in either our Atlanta, GA or Tampa, FL studios. The Vice President, Principal Corporate Market Sector Leader must have demonstrated experience building a successful practice that focuses on the skills needed to bring together all services (Architecture, Interiors, Engineering, Consulting and Planning) to support Corporate Real Estate in addressing their real estate portfolio requirements, regionally, nationally and globally.

To be successful, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.AECOM’s Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. We offer exciting work, great clients and an award winning portfolio. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. AECOM’s teams are leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; multiple projects at the World Trade Center, New York, NY including Liberty Park; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

As a Vice President, Principal, you will be responsible for the following:


  • Provides day-to-day administration of the regional Corporate Market Sector practice

  • Is the primary liaison with the Business Unit Leadership

  • Will execute defined practice goals and business plan

  • Monitors the status of all Corporate Market projects

  • Regularly reports regional status to Corporate Market firm-wide leadership team

  • Assists in pursuit/client engagements, preparing project fee/scope responses, workload projections, monitors level of chargeability


  • Develops and executes strategic practice planning and marketing strategies; will collaborate with Building and Places Business Line and Business Unit leadership

  • Periodically acts as Project Lead on specific projects or Client Account Manager for specific client relationships

  • Prepares and executes business plan for area of responsibility

  • Conducts interviews/presentations at the executive level

  • Speaks at client conferences and publishes in industry journals as a thought leader in the industry

  • Communicates business performance at the end of each accounting period

  • Understands the industry, regional client needs, and market drivers

  • Clear leader for all disciplines providing services to the Corporate Market Clients: Architecture, Interiors, Engineers, Consulting and Planning, as well as liaison with other Business Units such as Project Management/Construction Management and Construction Services

Business Development

  • Participates in developing annual business plan for the practice

  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships

  • Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with consultants, contractors and jurisdictional/approval agencies

  • Assists in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals as well as lead presentations with Business Line Leadership

  • Participates in local or state professional associations and conferences

Staff Development

  • Prepares and delivers staff evaluations

  • Participates in interviews and recruitment of professional staff

  • Conducts employee performance evaluations, responsible for performance development

  • Participates in office design reviews and critiques

  • Develops continuing education opportunities for the staff

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design or similar discipline

  • 15+ years’ experience in architecture/interior architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects through post-occupancy

  • Registered Architect (current license required) or Professional Interior Designer (passed NCIDQ exam)

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully build a practice within the corporate workplace sector

  • LEED credential required after 12 months of employment

  • Proven ability to successfully develop client relationships and win work

  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness

  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems

  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines

  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope

  • Proficiency in InDesign, MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook, PowerPoint, or other presentation software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Architecture, Interior Design or similar discipline

  • If Registered Architect, NCARB registration

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketchup graphic software

  • Proficiency in Oracle and Salesforce

  • Sustainability, resiliency and/or climate adaptation experience a plus but not a requirement

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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 Architecture and Design

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179384BR

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.