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Design Strategist


Design Strategist

Design Strategist

AECOM
Houston, TX 77007

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Job Type

Full-time
AECOM is seeking a Design Strategist to be based in Houston, Texas.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

Strategy Plus, AECOM’s design consulting studio operates at the intersection of Business Transformation, Communications Dynamics and Place Strategies and is looking for highly motivated applicants who possess outstanding graphic representation, analytical, communication and design skills. The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team of talented Strategists and be responsible for supporting our state-of-the-art consulting projects which encompass world class corporations, healthcare, cultural institutions, higher education, and local and federal government entities.

Working as a collaborative team player, this individual will be responsible for excellence in delivering specific activities within a project, including client interaction, communication, planning, research, data analytics, visualization, presentation preparation and report writing, assisting junior team members, coordinating a project team, with oversight from a Project Manager, senior team members and Principal in Charge. Our clients are located through the Americas and this individual may be required to travel up to 50% of the time.

Desirable Experience

+ Candidates will be expected to possess experience in one or more of the following:

+ Translating complex issues and solutions into graphically compelling client-facing documents

+ Business strategy, data analytics and operations planning

+ Communication strategy branding and marketing

+ Workplace strategy, planning and design

+ Change management strategies and organizational development plans

+ Experience in user research, design strategy, and space programming

+ Design background in architecture, planning, interiors, product, or web design

Technical Skills Range

Candidates will be expected to possess skills in one or more of the following:

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign)

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required, additional data analysis tools beneficial (Power BI, Tableau, Alteryx, etc)

+ Revit or other space planning / design CAD systems

+ Web based data analytics, visualization, GIS and presentation software

+ Space programming, user research, design strategy and conceptual design

Culture and Personality

Candidates will be expected to possess as many of these attributes as possible:

+ Highly collaborative, highly communicative creative team player

+ Excellent presentation and communication skills – “Design Story Telling”

+ Comfortable in a fast-paced, open, creative environment

+ Ability to contribute to workshops, focus groups and presentations

+ Critical thinking and persuasive writing skills

+ Familiarity with research methodologies and processes

+ Flexibility and the ability to work on more than one project in more than one team.

Minimum Requirements

+ BA/BS + 2 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

+ Valid US Driver's License Required

Preferred Qualifications

+ 3+ years’ experience in Higher Education

+ Management consulting and/or corporate strategy

+ Data analytics & modeling

+ Communications strategy, branding and marketing

+ Workplace strategy, planning & design, and space programming

+ Change management, people operations & planning, organizational design & development

+ User research, synthesis of qualitative data and generating insights

+ Design background in architecture, planning, interiors, product, or web design

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign)

+ Revit or other space planning/design CAD systems

+ Web based data analytics, visualization, and GIS

+ Project management, project work planning, scheduling, and resource deployment

+ Design-thinking, Lean Startup, and design-led strategy

+ Business model generation and business case development

Additional Information:
+ The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Registration Screening (MVR).

+ AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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