Now one of the top global environmental consultancies, AECOM’s global environmental practice was formed by utilizing the environmental resources of AECOM operating companies: ENSR, Earth Tech, STS and Metcalf & Eddy. With over 4,200 staff in 130 worldwide locations, AECOM`s global environmental practice provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, remediation, compliance, permitting and environmental management solutions for multinational industrial companies and government agencies. AECOM is a global design and management company with over 43,000 employees worldwide serving the transportation, facilities, environmental and energy markets, with offices in over 60 countries.

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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
Over 1000
$100,000,000 US - $1,000,000,000 US

Excellence and Awards

At AECOM, we continuously strive for excellence. We maintain our successful track record by retaining the industry’s most talented professionals. We are driven by a well-defined set of Core Values, including Excellence and Innovation. This fuels our intense focus on continuous improvement, which leads to repeated commendation by our industry, clients and others.

We are proud to be recognized by major awards programs – sponsored by professional associations, government agencies, civic organizations and industry publications – for our excellence and innovation.

Our selection for these prestigious industry honors reflects our commitment to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

More than 20 years ago, our founder, Richard G. Newman, and a handful of Ashland Inc. employees shared a dream of creating an industry-leading firm dedicated to making the world a better place. On April 6, 1990, AECOM evolved to become an independent firm formed by the merger of five Ashland entities. While our official founding was in 1990, some of our predecessor firms had distinguished histories dating back to the early 1900s.

Since then, more than 40 companies have joined AECOM, and in 2007, we became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACM).

Today, listed on the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest companies, AECOM's talented employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals — now serve clients in more than 130 countries around the world.

AECOM’s technical expertise and creative excellence come from the rich history of some of the world’s finest engineering, environmental, construction management as well as planning and design companies. From transportation, energy and water systems to enhancing environments and creating new buildings and communities, our vision remains constant — to make the world a better place.

What sets us apart is our collaborative way of working globally and delivering locally. A trusted partner to our clients, we draw together teams of engineers, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmental specialists, economists, scientists, consultants, as well as cost construction, project and program managers dedicated to finding the most innovative and appropriate solutions to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

We are proud to be recognized in Engineering News-Record’s 2011 Top 500 Design Firms' rankings, where AECOM is ranked #1 overall. And, for four consecutive years, Newsweek included AECOM on its U.S. Companies Green Rankings list.

Other notable achievements include being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute and as one of Financial Times’ Best Workplaces.

At AECOM, we’re passionate about partnering with corporate clients on their most challenging projects, helping them get to market quickly and maintain their competitive edge.

AECOM’s clients span the industrial spectrum, including diversified industrial, automotive and commercial vehicles, banking and finance, chem/pharma and life science, oil and gas, health care, metal and mining, consumer products, food and beverage, high-tech, aerospace and defense, and utilities.

Our dedication and enthusiasm have earned us relationships with many household-name companies. We serve our clients around the world, through all aspects of the real estate cycle, across all real estate asset types, and through all delivery variations.

Our comprehensive services include planning and consulting; architecture; engineering; construction management; energy, water and environmental management; and integrated offerings. We work with clients through their preferred delivery method, including agency; at-risk; engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM); engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); design-build; design-bid-build; and fast-track.

No matter the project scope or delivery method, AECOM’s clients trust us to handle their most valuable hard assets, such as offices; research and development centers; data centers; manufacturing, packaging and distribution facilities; utility plants; water treatment facilities, assets related to land resource production or transmission and distribution; and point-of-sale facilities.

When you partner with AECOM, you’ll benefit from:

A fast, cost-effective approach. Speed is key at AECOM, since time spent on your project is time that you’re not in the marketplace. We also strive to provide competitive costs for your project as well as its maintenance, reducing your operating expenses.

Project flexibility. No engagement is too big or too small for AECOM. If you have a portfolio of projects in multiple markets, we can be your single point of contact to streamline the process.

Customized solutions. We listen to you carefully to understand your vision. Combining your feedback with our expertise, we provide an innovative solution that integrates the building with the process it contains to maximize efficiency.

Deep technical expertise. AECOM’s U.K.-based Global Industrial Center for Excellence is recognized worldwide for its industrial engineering leadership. We harness the center’s technical expertise for each industrial project, ensuring that you receive a solution perfectly engineered to fit your needs.

A global presence. AECOM’s extensive network includes experienced local project teams around the globe that understand their markets. We’ve successfully delivered projects in a variety of emerging regions, such as Nigeria and Brazil.

Since the origination of AECOM in 1990, we continue to improve our global resources through local networks. We are made up of some the world’s finest engineering, design and program management companies – with long decades of experience in their respective fields.

One thing remains constant at AECOM – our Purpose. “To create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.” Dedicated to this promise, our company is driven by a clear set of Core Values, which define who we are, what we do and how we do it.


We are honest and ethical in our actions. We keep our commitments and treat others with mutual respect and trust.


We are a global team of some of the most talented professionals working on the world’s most challenging projects. We respect and encourage our employees’ ideas, diversity and cultures.


AECOM sets the industry standard for client service. We are passionate about solving clients’ problems and exploring new opportunities with them.


In all areas of our business – technical, operational and administrative – we strive to achieve excellence. We pride ourselves on bringing outstanding results to everything we do.


Creativity, exploration and imagination are key to our business approach. We continually look for creative, new or better ways to apply our expertise to all dimensions of our work.


We embrace change, flexibility and adaptation in a rapidly evolving world. We work to anticipate changes before they happen, and help clients and employees adapt to those changes.


In addition to preventing injuries, safety also means maintaining a healthy workplace and ensuring that we protect and preserve facilities, property, equipment and the environment.

Profitable Growth

Through organic growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions, we continue to grow and prosper. A solid pipeline of well funded, long-term projects, coupled with ongoing cost-containment efforts and efficiencies in marketing through shared services, positions us well for continued profitable growth.