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About AECOM 

With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm.  AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings.  The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS, had revenue of $19.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com

At AECOM we provide a challenging environment with exceptional career opportunities. Our talented employees come from diverse backgrounds with varied experience, and we are dedicated to providing our people with the support they need to excel in their careers.

From our competitive benefits program and comprehensive online and traditional training curriculum to a Health and Safety program whose goal is zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a career at URS to be the best work of your life. At AECOM, there are no barriers to where your talent can lead you.


AECOM has a rich history of training and development for our greatest assets, our employees, and we have built a solid reputation with our customers thanks to the efforts of talented employees who make up our outstanding team.

We are committed to a culture of employee development and provide unique opportunities, resources, and support to our employees. Our programs include comprehensive training and development to discover and leverage your greatest skills and professional interests. At AECOM, your development begins with your first day on the job and extends throughout your career.

Our training and development opportunities include:

  • Onboarding program
  • Internal and external education and learning
  • Technical and business training
  • Leadership and management development
  • Mentoring
  • Career planning
  • On the job training
  • Stretch assignments
  • Tuition assistance
  • Certified project management programs
  • Enterprise social network to promote connections, collaboration, and learning


At AECOM, employees can participate in benefit plans that provide choice and flexibility. Recognizing individual and family needs can vary greatly, our plans and programs are built to accommodate our diverse employee population.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, the specifics of which may vary depending where our employees are based or if they are covered by collective bargaining agreements. In addition to a number of optional programs, employees are eligible to enroll in one of several health care plans—including a health savings account—and insurance protection. Our 401(k) Plan offers a Company match/contribution and a variety of investment options.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans

Our plans cover medical services and prescription drugs and are designed to protect employees from financial difficulties should an illness or injury occur. Preventive care and wellness programs are key components of all our plans. To help our employees and their families maintain good dental health, our dental plans promote preventive care, and when treatment is needed, cover a broad range of services. Optional vision coverage includes exams and prescription eyewear.

Retirement Savings

AECOM may contribute to an employee’s retirement or pension account depending on the employment’s geography and eligibility requirements.  Please check with your Human Resource Representative or Payroll Representative for more information. In the United States, employees are eligible to enroll in a Company-sponsored 401(k) Plan, can contribute to their account through payroll deductions and receive a Company match/contribution. Our plans offer diversified investment portfolios to help meet retirement savings goals.

Protect Your Future

Company-paid and optional term life and accident insurance help protect against financial hardship in the event of serious injury or death. Our short and long-term disability coverage can help maintain a stable income when employees become disabled through injury or illness.

Take a Break

We offer a competitive time off program that includes pay for vacation, holidays, sick leave, jury duty, etc.

Employee Assistance Program

Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available via a 24-hour hotline. The EAP provides no-cost, confidential assistance for a variety of personal or professional issues, including stress, financial challenges, work-related issues, or marital and family problems.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Save money in taxes by using the Flexible Spending Accounts to pay for eligible health care or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.

Opportunities to Learn

At AECOM, we encourage our employees to realize their full potential and offer a variety of ways to advance their careers through on-the-job training opportunities, as well as tuition reimbursement and mentorship programs.

Additional Benefits and Discounts

Along with our core benefits coverage, our employees can take advantage of many optional benefits and discounts which may be offered at various sites.


Employees throughout AECOM understand the powerful impact collaboration and inspiration can have on a worksite, in our communities, and the world. On an individual level, and in partnership with office and regional coworkers, our people strive to be engaged and active citizens through the giving of their time, donations, and expertise.

Through a program called the Millennium Project, AECOM volunteers are funding and helping to build a sand dam to assure a stable, clean water supply for up to 10,000 people in Kenya. As well as the costs of constructing the dam itself, our donation includes provision of the training, tools, and materials to support a community in planting trees, terracing land, and running a demonstration farm and seed bank program for a year. Our volunteers also are helping in the construction of a classroom block and latrine system at a school in a remote part of Ethiopia to reduce crowding and provide local children with the opportunity to receive an education.

In Latin America, AECOM employees working through Engineers Without Borders are improving and enriching the lives of local families. In El Salvador, URS employees are helping to improve sanitation by building composting latrines for the more than 1,700 people who live in the village of El Zapote, and in the United States, more than 900 employees recently participated in an inaugural URS Day of Service. Approximately 3,800 volunteer hours were contributed on that day on behalf of 46 projects across the country, including homeless shelters, cleanup efforts, and Habitat for Humanity projects.

As a corporate citizen, AECOM is a proud sponsor of American Corporate Partners, which matches current and former members of the U.S. military and their immediate families with corporate mentors. Our company was one of the first 10 firms to support this cause, and our staff provide veterans with mentoring, career counseling, and networking support to help them transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce.

As a part of AECOM, you will share in the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals to make a difference—a difference that truly matters.

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    salary could be better, lower than average salary

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    increase salary, do not let good people leave the company

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America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
Top Entry Level Employers , CollegeGrad, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.urs.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By AECOM
Founded 1990
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

AECOM is a global, fully integrated infrastructure firm with nearly 100,000 employees operating around the world. A Fortune 500 company, our revenues reached US$19.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014. We serve clients in more than 150 countries, with a project life-cycle offering that spans design (including planning, architecture and engineering), construction, finance, operations and maintenance.

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