Entry Level Design Strategist

AECOM
Grand Rapids or Southfield
Entry Level Design Strategist

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About the job

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Design Strategist to be based in Southfield, MI, Grand Rapids, MI or Detroit, MI.

This position is available to start immediately.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunities 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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
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 with oversight from a Project Manager, senior team members, and Principal in Charge.
Our clients are located throughout the Americas and this individual may be required to travel up to 50% of the time.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in business, architecture, planning, design, social science, or another relevant field or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications
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
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign)
Revit or other space planning/design CAD systems
Web-based data analytics, visualization, GIS and presentation software
Project management, project work planning, scheduling
Space programming, user research, design strategy and conceptual design
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

Additional Information:
Work sample will be required to be submitted prior to interview
Relocation is not available for this position

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.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P – Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260024BR

Additional Locations US – Detroit, MI – 400 Renaissance Center, US – Grand Rapids, MI – 3950 Sparks Drive SE

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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