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Deputy Design Manager

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Over the past several years AECOM has participated and will continue to participate in the major Alternative Delivery P3 and Design-Build projects in Canada such as the Gordie Howe International Bridge, Ontario Line, Waterloo LRT, Honorable Herb Gray Parkway, Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail, Edmonton LRT, and other rail/transit/transportation projects in Canada. either as the Owner Engineer or as the Contractor’s Engineer. AECOM Canada is acting as a Centre of Excellence for the delivery of P3 projects in North America. AECOM Canada’s Alternative Delivery Group is seeking a senior project manager for Major projects large and complex multi-disciplinary rail projects, serving both transit and freight-rail clients (heavy rail and LRT). Based in AECOM’s Mississauga Ontario office. The Deputy Design Manager is responsible to provide leadership and overall management of the Area in which they are assigned to on a mega transit project. Primary responsibilities include undertaking design management of large DB and P3 transit and other infrastructure projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Business development / developing leads aiding in winning new work
  • Preparing, monitoring and forecasting budgets/costs and project schedules
  • Building project teams and managing project staffing
  • Preparing and monitoring scopes of work and methodologies
  • Chairing frequent meetings (internal and client)
  • Overseeing quality review process for submittals
  • Non-project management project, or non-core, work could include some or all of design reviews, scheduling, report writing, presenting


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline (civil, structural, construction, geotechnical, etc.)
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in major metro design management experience
  • Bilingual in both English and French.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally 10+ years of experience in major project delivery, complex infrastructure including transit and metros tunnels
  • Ideally a Master Degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience managing large and complex multi-disciplinary projects (e.g. track, civil, signals, structural, architectural, environmental, electrical, systems, etc.)
  • Experience with international contractors
  • Experience dealing with both clients and technical staff
  • Foundational experience that might include design and/or site work and/or construction / operations
  • Experience with various delivery / procurement methods is an asset including design-build and P3
  • Working knowledge of railways and project delivery mechanisms including operations, maintenance, planning, environmental, preliminary and final design, construction management, design-build, alliancing, scheduling, estimating, and quality assurance/quality control
  • Driver’s license

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $150,000 - $165,000.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10100045

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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