Career Model (Compensation / Total Rewards) Program Lead – Hybrid / Dallas, TX


Company Description

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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 over 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.

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

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Career Model Program Lead to join our Global Total Rewards team. This role will offer flexibility for hybrid work schedules to include a combination of in-office and virtual/telecommute work.

Core Responsibilities:

Overall Program Stewardship

Serve as global program manager for the AECOM Career Model, overseeing all core elements:

Job Profile Catalogue, including Job Profile Summaries and Job Profile naming conventions

Job Family, Job Family Group, and Job Track structure

Job Level Criteria

Update and/or develop governance and routines for career model maintenance and updates, including Job Profile additions, changes, and enhancements

Evaluate level of adoption globally in collaboration with the HR operations team

Create a strategy in support of improved adoption addressing employee, people manager, and HR stakeholder groups

Continue to develop education and programming in support of growing adoption, including partnership with the Talent and Communications teams

Build a Career Model project management structure, streamlining how we approach related projects, including defining clear roles, responsibilities, and stakeholders for the larger project team

Actively build and leverage diverse project teams to divide and conquer higher urgency items, utilizing the larger HR/Rewards/Talent teams and business leaders

Actively identify and address evolving Career Model related needs through relationship building and partnership with the business, HR ops, Talent, and Rewards teams and market research/benchmarking

Working with the Workday/Technology teams to facilitate updates to and maintain the Career Path Navigator

Connecting the Rewards and Talent Teams

Work closely with the Talent team to continue to evolve the AECOM Career Model in connection with our overall AECOM strategy

Serve as consultant, advisor, and project team leader or member on joint projects

Identify interdependencies between Talent and Rewards teams, keeping both teams informed and communicating on overlapping interests and key priorities

Other Key Responsibilities

Leader on our global Rewards team

Key COE collaborator responsible for driving consultative, strategic partnership across the enterprise

Develops and oversees core programming and functions for the COE

Works closely with the delivery team to ensure programming is supportive and effective

Works closely with the systems/technology team to deliver and maintain shared systems and tools

Receives and responds to feedback flowing through/from delivery team

Committed and energized to/by:

Thinking and acting globally

Actively and proactively building relationships with business and HR stakeholders to develop and deliver best in class programming

Leveraging available technology to drive efficient and effective process and provide tool based solutions

Continuously documenting and improving processes, eliminating manual and duplicative efforts

Cleary and consistently defining the handoff between the Incentive Comp team and the Delivery team on all key items


Minimum Requirements:

BA/BS plus at least 10 years of relevant experience including management of a multi-tiered job catalog/framework and career pathing, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including at least 2 years of leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency in Excel including experience with V lookups is strongly preferred

Experience with similarly large, complex, global organizations is preferred.

Additional Information

Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position, now or in the future

Offered rate of compensation (TX locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $110,000 – $170,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


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: J10104340

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: Human Resources

Career Area: Human Resources

Work Location Model: Remote