AECOM – Why Work For Us?

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Create... Solutions that impact the world

Where do you want to go in your career? At AECOM, it's not just a question about geography. It’s about your interests and passions. It’s about the experiences you bring with you. And it’s about your goals and aspirations.

When you join us, you’ll find the support to develop your career in an environment that fosters your talents, encourages new ideas, and provides you with unique professional opportunities. With exciting projects that span more than 140 countries around the world, you’ll play a part in finding innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex—and important—challenges.

At AECOM, you can go as far as your ability and desire will take you. Meet some of our professionals, and join our global team of industry experts and leaders who bring creativity, meaning and imagination to everything we do.

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Diversity and Inclusion


At AECOM, diversity is embedded in our culture

“We respect and encourage our employees’ ideas, diversity and cultures.” The diversity of our staff brings new ideas and perspectives to the forefront which contributes to AECOM’s industry leadership. Incorporating the tenets of diversity and inclusion into every aspect of our business is central to driving innovation and expanding as well as enhancing the overall AECOM experience for our employees, clients and stakeholders. With employees in more than 140 countries worldwide, we recognize that our commitment to sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment is paramount to our continued success.

Our goal is to recruit, engage and develop outstanding people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. This mosaic, in turn, makes AECOM an adaptable business partner that is understanding of, and responsive to, the needs of the clients and communities that we serve.

Diversity expresses itself in many different ways – age, gender, race, nationality, language, culture, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed, education or disability, among others..  We strive to maximize the potential of our employees by harnessing these differences and creating a productive, inclusive environment in which everyone feels respected and valued, where their talents are fully utilized, and in which company goals are achieved.

AECOM promotes an environment free from discrimination and harassment and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. AECOM strives to ensure all employment practices are objective and free from bias, are based upon work criteria and individual merit, and meet the broader goals and objectives of the enterprise.

In order to leverage diversity as a competitive advantage, it is AECOM’s policy to:

  • Ensure that everyone receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment policies and working practices.
  • Foster an open working environment free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities in which we operate.
  • Raise employee awareness by designing and delivering sustainable diversity initiatives.

Act as an employer of choice as well as influence our industry peers and business partners to adopt similar diversity standards and goals.

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Training

If you’re a recent graduate, we provide a range of training programs and activities to help you make the most of your education and interests. Whether that’s on-the-job training, secondments, work placements, or training courses, we’ll give you the tools and opportunities you need to excel.


Undergraduate Internships

AECOM offers various co-op and internship opportunities to a select number of students each year. Our team presents you with valuable hands-on experience to enhance your academic studies and prepare you with a pathway towards full-time employment for post-graduation.


Work-life balance

In a highly competitive and sometimes high-pressure environment, maintaining the balance between your life at home and at work is absolutely vital. We expect you to work hard, but we also want you to see beyond the confines of your desk. 

That’s why we organize out-of-office activities and social events to help you unwind and relax. And since you may have to work abroad and spend time away from home, we’ll make sure you get the best from your experience.


Diversity and Inclusion

At AECOM, diversity is embedded in our core values. We respect and encourage our employees’ ideas, diversity and cultures. 

Our goal is to recruit, engage and develop outstanding people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. This diversity, in turn, makes AECOM an adaptable business partner that’s understanding of, and responsive to, the needs of all the clients and communities we serve. With employees in more than 130 countries worldwide, we recognize that our commitment to sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment is paramount to our continued global success.

Read more about AECOM's commitment to diversity


Social responsibility community

AECOM not only helps to design and build the physical infrastructure that enables people to travel, work and enjoy themselves. We’re also an integral part of the fabric of the communities in which we operate.

As part of our corporate commitment to society, we have a responsibility to support these communities through funding and volunteer efforts.

Read more about AECOM's social responsibility efforts worldwide


Sustainability

Our work directly impacts people’s lives. Whether we’re designing a mass transit system in New York City or helping to build a bridge in Hong Kong, the ultimate purpose is to enhance quality of life.

Because we’re thinkers, planners, and designers, we don’t just look at the short term. We recognize our responsibility to ensure that our designs take long-term social, economic and environmental impacts into account.

Fusing science, engineering, and design solutions, we work to incorporate sustainability into every project in order to shape a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just in our work for clients that we pursue sustainability. In virtually every AECOM office around the world, local initiatives are in place to encourage the conservation of energy, water and other finite resources.

Sustainability is integral to AECOM. It’s what we do, and it’s our commitment to the future.


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Students and Graduates


Create... A Path Forward

If you’re ready to go farther and faster as you develop your career, AECOM gives you a unique opportunity to plug into our global network of experience and support. Bring us your energy and knowledge, and we’ll help you change the landscape of your future.

At AECOM, you’ll hit the ground running, connecting with our industry experts on work that makes a big impact. With access to our vast portfolio of award-winning projects, you could potentially point to an iconic skyscraper or bridge and say, “I helped build that.”

We take your career development seriously. In an environment where everyone thinks big, you’ll share ideas with inspiring colleagues and discover the support you need to build your career while balancing your personal and professional aspirations.

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Engineers Without Borders 


Engineers Without Borders (EWB) helps create a more stable and prosperous world by addressing people's basic human needs — providing necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation and education.

Through the implementation of pro-bono engineering projects, EWB partners with underserved communities to implement sustainable engineering projects such as potable water systems, sanitation systems, dams, roads and bridges, and energy systems. They also provide community capacity-building activities such as training to empower local residents to maintain projects and engage them in the development of future projects benefiting their communities.

AECOM partners with EWB in helping to advance its mission. We offer several support options to our employees, including: a) membership promotion and participation throughout the organization; b) financial support to participating staff to cover personal travel expenses associated with EWB trips; c) support of EWB activities by providing access to company facilities and other resources; and d) access to a vast network of technical expertise. 


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AECOM Interviews

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    phone interview with a manager and another senior in the modeling group. the interviewers are nice. They ask your background, experience first, as usual. And then they throw several questions, technical questions about demand modeling, since it is the modeling group, questions such as how to survey, how to create the model and other details.

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AECOM Awards & Accolades

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Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
50 Best Large Workplaces in Europe, Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2009
UK's 50 Best Places to Work, Great Place to Work, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.aecom.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public (ACM)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by Engineering News-Record magazine, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and... More

Mission: Our purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments — unites professionals working collaboratively across a broad range of... More

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