Strategic Growth Program Manager - New York Metro (Philadelphia, PA)

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Job Summary

AECOM has an opening for a Strategic Growth Program Manager to support our growing Energy Business Line with a specific focus across the Metro New York Region. The Program Manager will support business development and support the implementation of a broad range of Energy markets which include, Grid modernization, Decarbonization, Electrification, Renewables and New Fuels. Focusing on the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets. AECOM's clients include private and public utilities; municipal, county, and state bureaus; developers; financial institutions, and other large public and private customers.

For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States through our Freedom to Grow program. AECOM's Freedom to Grow program gives employees and managers more flexibility in determining both working schedules and work locations. Our Freedom to Grow program maximizes employee wellbeing and improves our sustainability goals while still delivering the best solutions to our clients. We are challenging the status quo and strengthening gender equity and inclusion in the workplace through a culture and balance that works for both you and AECOM.

The qualified candidate will be responsible or developing and implementing the New York Metro regional growth strategy for AECOM's energy business. The leader will define the growth plans for the various market sectors and cultivate private and public client relationships that result in business growth surrounding the Energy industry. Market focus includes, Grid Modernization (Transmission and Distribution, Microgrids), Renewables (solar, wind), Decarbonization and Electrification. Candidate will focus on developing business to provide professional services supporting regional clients by providing planning, engineering, consulting, project management, program, and construction management.

Success in this position requires a dynamic individual with high energy and motivation, an acute passion for developing solutions, a current understanding of local and regional regulatory structures and system operators, knowledge of the current pipeline of regional market levers and the ability to collaborate with a strategic interdisciplinary team of operations and business development professionals.


At AECOM , 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are seeking an individual with:
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, creative problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills
  • Strong proposal management and excellent writing ability
  • Proven expertise in business development and market strategy development/execution
  • Strong writing skills and ability to communicate complex processes or ideas
  • Proven ability to collaborate with a strategic interdisciplinary team of business development and project professionals
The responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following:
  • Develop and implement multi-year growth strategy, including development of key performance metrics, client account plans, service offerings, market trend analysis and brand elevation/thought leadership
  • Knowledge of upcoming energy transformation opportunities and an understanding of local regulatory procedures
  • Existing relationships with regional private and public electricity utilities, commercial & industrial clients, and developers
  • The ability to identify, develop, and propose new projects; negotiate partnerships and alliances; structure and close transactions; manage senior-level relationships internally and externally; and maintain a sharp focus on client satisfaction throughout project/program lifecycle
  • Build collaborative solutions for clients across AECOM business lines
  • Help recruit and build a team of professionals to support the growth strategy
  • Establish and develop relationships with regional public utilities, investor-owned utilities, developers, contractors and municipalities
  • Proven ability to support Energy projects and programs during execution and implementationDCS-EnergyAECOM's Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture - and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and behind the meter services - allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions
Minimum Requirements
  • BA/BS in Engineering, Construction, Science or closely related field with 8 years of relevant experience within the Energy industry or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex projects and/or programs with high quality on schedule and within scope and budget
  • Experience with compliance related to local laws of energy transition.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with utility energy efficiency, renewable energy, and decarbonization programs.
  • Current understanding of local and regional regulatory structures surrounding the energy transition
  • Experience in and knowledge of the grid modernization, renewable energy, utility and distributed energy resource markets as well as policy and market trends supporting the transformation of the energy industry
  • Demonstrated networking capabilities with public and private clients, power and energy industries, from inception through contract award and implementation
  • An understanding of multiple project delivery/financing methods and the associated risks and benefits of each (Specific experience a plus)
  • Demonstrated successful financial closing of multiple energy programs and consulting projects (e.g. T&D, distributed energy resources and renewables)
  • Knowledge of the financial, technical and political aspects driving both the energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, smart energy and utility industries and energy infrastructure development (Utility energy efficiency programs, statewide energy planning, building optimization, data analytics and renewables and, energy conservation measures)
-Strong understanding of compliance related to various local laws of energy use and building design guidelines including but not limited to NY City local law 31, 32, 33, 84, 87, 94, 97, 151.
  • Experience working on offshore wind development projects and programs
Additional Information:

AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved accommodation must be received in order to enter an AECOM or worksite location in New York City, NY.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role
What We Offer

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Energy

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 262335BR

Additional Locations US - Clifton, NJ - 1255 Broad Street, US - New York, NY - 605 Third Ave, US - Philadelphia, PA - 1700 Market St, US - Piscataway, NJ - 30 Knightsbridge Rd, US - Rocky Hill, CT - 500 Enterprise Dr

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.
More Information on AECOM
AECOM operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. AECOM was founded in 2022. It has 52924 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 229 open jobs at AECOM, click here.
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