Career Paths, Careers, Leadership

No matter where you are in your career, you have the potential to lead. We are invested in the growth of our employees because their success is ours, too. That’s why we developed a full range of professional development programs called Leadership at All Levels.

Our professional development programs are based on our Leadership Capabilities—our framework for leadership behaviors and how we cultivate a culture of trust, accountability, growth and inclusivity at AECOM.

“It’s important that we invest in the full pipeline of leaders to support our vision and culture,” says AECOM’s Global Vice President, Leadership Development Kimberly Currier. “Regardless of what level someone is at AECOM, our series of development programs is designed to help accelerate and boost performance as employees make critical turns in their careers.”

Leadership at all Levels programming is tailored to each career level to help our employees become innovative thinkers, supportive managers, and impactful leaders. Take a look at what we offer to support the growth of your technical capabilities and professional skills.

We support our early career employees by helping them learn about our vision and focus, how our business operates and kickstart networking across our organization. A few of our early career programs are:

  • Graduate Development Program (Americas)  
  • Growing Professional Skills (Australia and New Zealand)
  • ADVANCE (Europe and India, Middle East and Africa)

To help our employees become trusted advisors with our clients, our Accelerate program focuses on developing the skills they need to build confident, promising relationships with clients that enable them to counsel and make recommendations.

Through our Manager Mindset Development Series, we offer our people managers tools to deliver great work while supporting and cultivating diverse and thriving teams. This includes equipping them with the skills they need to manage others with empathy, create a coaching culture, and stay informed on timely topics in our organization.

For our high-performing employees who are strong contributors and want to level up their leadership and business skills, we offer Elevate (Americas) and Evolve (Europe and India, Middle East and Africa). These programs are focused on self-awareness, strategic thinking, and career development planning.

To prepare the strongest drivers of our business as future business leaders at AECOM, weoffer Business Builders Circle, which provides opportunities for coaching and mentorship.

To further develop our best strategic, operational and technical talent, we offer CEO Circle, our executive leadership development program that prepares our leaders to drive growth and transportation across our organization. The program features Wharton Executive Education as a learning partner. CEO Circle participant Andrew Bui said of his experience, “I’ve learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and importantly, I’ve learned a lot about the qualities I want to strive for to make myself a stronger leader for both my team as well as AECOM as whole.”

Technical skill building

Your career is as unique as you are – reflecting your own capabilities and ambitions. In addition to our professional development programs, we also encourage our employees to hone their technical skillset.

  • AECOM University offers self-directed, personalized learning content from providers, including LinkedIn Learning, TED Talks, AutoDesk and Bentley.
  • Our Global Business Line Technical Academies include high-quality, structured technical learning across our global business lines.
  • Our Technical Practice Network provides access and exposure to the people, tools and resources that drive our commitment to technical excellence.

Our programs will let you assess your own abilities, learn with others, and personalize your professional development. 

Be sure to check out our Career Paths framework to see how you can pursue rewarding career opportunities at AECOM with our four career paths.

AECOM Editors

Originally published Nov 22, 2022

Author: AECOM Editors