Press Release

February 04, 2020

AECOM names Karl Jensen to lead its National Governments practice for the Americas


LOS ANGELES (Feb. 4, 2020) — AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, announced today that Karl Jensen has joined the company as executive vice president of the National Governments practice in the Americas. A major contractor to the United States and Canadian governments, AECOM partners with federal agencies to deliver innovative solutions for mission success. We leverage our global defense, civilian and commercial expertise to provide comprehensive infrastructure, facilities, energy, environment, disaster resilience, and civil works services for our clients’ most challenging projects.

“Karl is joining our National Governments business at an exciting time,” said Steve Morriss, AECOM’s president of Design and Consulting Services Americas. “As we continue to execute a series of strategic actions to focus our business on our core professional services capabilities, including through this week’s completed sale of the Management Services division, our thriving federal business will continue to be a driver of growth for the firm. Karl’s depth and breadth of experience in this industry makes him a great fit to lead our federal business into the future.”

Mr. Jensen joins AECOM in the Washington, DC metro area from Swiss-based RUAG—which develops civilian and military technology applications for use in space, in the air and on land—where he led the company’s expansion into the U.S. Previously, he led growth initiatives for CH2M’s National Governments business and the sales integration for the Jacobs/CH2M merger. He has also held senior executive roles in the federal market sector at prominent defense companies such as Raytheon, SAIC and CACI. Mr. Jensen brings extensive experience in business operations, business development and strategy.

“I’m thrilled to join this industry-leading team at such a pivotal juncture when there is a renewed focus on AECOM’s design and consulting professional services for government clients,” said Jensen. “I’m looking forward to building on AECOM’s strong track record of exceptional client service and unprecedented market growth.”

Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Jensen served more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve as a naval aviator and aerospace engineering duty officer. He has earned multiple acquisition certifications from the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as a Master of Science in astronautical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering.


AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services across the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm with revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2019. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Media Contact:
Michael Chee
Director, External Communications, DCS Americas