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Practice Leader - Design

Honolulu, HI
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Practice Leader - Design

JobID: 23339-1209773

Location: Honolulu, HI, 96823, USA

Description: **Business Line** Architecture

**Position Title** Practice Leader - Design

United States of America - Hawaii


**Job Summary**

AECOM is seeking visionary and dynamic leadership for our Hawaii Region based in our Honolulu offices, with the primary responsibility to lead and grow the 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, and with the goal of driving innovation and excellence in Design & Thought Leadership, Project Management, and Technical and Delivery success for local, regional and global clients.

We are seeking an individual who is an industry-recognized leader in the Architectural Design & Planning Community and is someone who has strong client relationships and an established client and industry network. The ideal candidate understands and has a 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 the position will include:

Business Development / Market Sector Leadership:

+ Identify key project pursuits to lead design with teams from concept and throughout delivery

+ Maintain understanding of trends, drivers & delivery methods affecting the marketplace

+ Develops marketing plans, anticipates opportunities, and identifies market trends

+ Builds strong relationships and interacts regularly with clients, teaming partners, industry groups and stakeholders linked to the market sector

+ Participates in negotiating favorable contract terms and conditions

+ Works with the National Market Leadership, the Buildings + Places Business Line Executives, and Regional & Marketing leadership to develop the growth and pursuit strategy

+ Provide thought leadership – external presentation & publication of select issues

+ Partner with key individuals within AECOM to procure projects including P3 and Design/Build opportunities

+ Support business financial goals with adequate number of projects to grow the practice and develop expertise

Leadership as Design Director:

+ Oversee the design process and work with team members to ensure that the clients stated mission and vision are infused into the design of the project at all stages

+ Define scope from initial project information and oversee preparation of associated fee proposals, schedules, work plans and additional service requests as required

+ Provide guidance and direction to ensure presentations and deliverables meet a high standard of graphic quality that exceed client expectations and advance the reputation of the firm

+ Establish an encouraging and collaborative environment for all project teams

+ Participate in the authorship of scope, deliverable, and fee proposals for new projects

+ Participate in the annual performance review of employees, further developing staff skills and growth through open dialogue

Client Relations and Business Development:

+ Maintain and cultivate existing client relationships, including introduction of firm leadership

+ Build and strengthen connections with clients on a day-to-day basis through a comprehensive understanding of their project mission, values and goals

+ Collaborate with all B+P offices in pursuing work when a multi-office team is important for the success of the project pursuit

+ Attend and participate in business development events on a weekly basis, ensuring that AECOM is well recognized within multiple markets

Practice Leadership:

+ Actively participate in building the positive perception of AECOM in the region

+ Provide mentorship, coaching and motivating project teams and individuals

+ Become actively involved in organizations at the leadership level

+ Promote a fun and collaborative work culture

+ As the firm’s growth continues into new markets and new regions, play an active role in the development of our growth

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Architecture

+ 15+ years related experience

+ Licensed and NCARB certified

+ Must be detail oriented, thorough, well-organized and effectively manage time

+ Proven record of developing new clients

+ Ability to discern new markets and develop business in those areas

+ Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy; willingness to work with multiple different colleagues on a variety of initiatives

+ Ability to work in a high-paced environment with a sense of urgency

+ Outstanding oral communication, written and presentation skills

+ Strong organizational skills – ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

+ Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills

+ Proactive and goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently and manage change effectively

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Advanced Architectural or Business Degree

+ Ability to speak and write in more than one language (Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese)

+ 10+ years in the geographic marketplace

+ Other expertise may include concentrated experience in client markets such as; Entertainment, Stadium / Convention Center, Commercial, Corporate Workplace, Healthcare, Mission Critical, Higher Education, Federal; and Cities. Each considered an important market sector to the role

**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_

**_Country_** _United States of America_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _171706BR_

_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._


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