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AECOMs young professionals are awarded for their impact

AECOM's young professionals are awarded for their impact

 January 27, 2022

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AECOM teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through unrivaled technical expertise, innovation and a culture of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I).

At AECOM, their people are diverse, highly talented, and often highlighted via various accolades. One such accolade is the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top Young Professionals.

ENR annually recognizes top young industry professionals under 40 in the United States, from each of its 10 regions, who are demonstrating extraordinary leadership, career progress, creating landmark projects and giving back to their communities through volunteer work.


Meet some of the women celebrated by ENR

Here we feature some of the talented young women celebrated by ENR, however see the full list for details of further colleagues: Christopher Abela, Irfan Kalhoro, Brandon LeRoy, Josh Pudleiner, Abbas Kachwalla, Isaac Allen, Andre St. Germain, Rohan P Mutha, Mehdi Bahkshi, Phillip Dieckmann, and Chad Warren.

Meet Veronica Siranosian, Vice President, Digital Innovation

Born in Mexico of Armenian ancestry and raised in the U.S., Veronica saw early on how infrastructure impacts opportunities. She currently works across business lines to accelerate digital adoption and deliver these solutions to clients.

Throughout her career she has transformed how AECOM conducts scenario planning and asset management by successfully developing and commercializing innovative projects, such as Mobilitics. Her California achievements include managing the 2.32M square-foot LAX Northside Plan Update; helping LA Metro secure $8.3M for mobility hubs; and providing transportation planning for the successful LA 2028 Olympic Bid.

Meet Amanda Lopez, Structural Engineering Manager, Water

Amanda has 16 years of industry experience and has spent her career working as a design engineer, task lead, and project manager on multi-disciplinary teams. She is one of the project managers for the City of Las Vegas, NM and currently leads the design effort for the Peterson Dam Rehabilitation Project. Amanda volunteers with the GESTEM program in Denver and is currently helping to build a STEM program at her son’s school.  She has co-authored two papers for the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and recently presented her first solo paper.

Meet Lauren Swan, Vice President, Resilience and Sustainable Development

Lauren specializes in assisting communities incorporate future-looking climate adaptation and mitigation strategies to provide economic, social and environmental benefits.

Earlier this year, Lauren engaged with state and local stakeholders to help identify funding mechanisms and authored publications encouraging the Florida House to pass legislation for climate resilience commitments as part of the largest investment in Florida’s history. The House passed these commitments to help state and local communities protect against sea level rise, intensified storms and flooding.

Meet Stephanie Guillot, Senior Planning Manager, Transportation

As a senior manager, Stephanie has over 15 years of experience to meet the unique transportation challenges in Houston. Her team conducts a wide range of traffic and safety analyses using innovative data collection and analysis techniques.

In 2019, Stephanie served as the project manager for a successful pursuit with the Texas Department of Transportation for a Planning and Environmental Linkages study on I-45 in Houston valued at $6.6 million. She has also been an active member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and currently serves as chapter president.

Meet Sarah McEwen, Senior Planning Manager, Water

Sarah is experienced in hydrology and hydraulics. She serves as project manager with the Louisiana Watershed Initiative and works to align the strategic vision of the initiative with core agency and stakeholder goals by developing workflows to manage submittals and reports to the Watershed Council.

She has also served as the deputy lead of a critical quality control team in charge of several hundred miles of natural gas pipeline construction. Sarah is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. In 2018, Sarah was recognized as one of American Society of Civil Engineers’ Top 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering.

Working for an equitable future 

Across AECOM's business, young professionals are pushing the limits of what’s possible and building legacies for generations to come. They are working toward a sustainable and equitable future to create positive impacts for clients and communities.

A career at AECOM means joining a global team of experienced planners, designers, engineers, program and construction managers and other professionals, to work on projects that create positive and tangible impacts while improving people's lives.

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