Peter Holland

Air Force Veteran


Pete currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for high priority design and construction projects across AECOM’s global delivery organizations and markets. AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. With nearly 100,000 employees serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company..

Previous Experience

Born in Boston, MA, Pete is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (BS in Civil Engineering-1983). During his 9-years of active duty, Pete led combat engineering and construction units in the U.S. and the Pacific theater. He also graduated from the University of New Hampshire (MS in Civil Engineering – 1989) and then went onto serve 3 years on the Department of Civil Engineering faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Since leaving active duty, Pete has been privileged to serve as CEO/President and Officer of four mid to large cap global companies in the engineering and construction industries. Pete has demonstrated business success managing profit & loss in all facets of industry product and service delivery, ranging from consulting services; engineering and design; program and construction management; design build; construction; and development/ Public Private Partnerships (P3) for both the vertical general building and heavy civil segments. He has led organizations in start-up, accelerated growth, mature operations, and turnaround phases.

Pete currently serves on Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Senior Executive Group (SEG). The SEG is a group of 16 industry leaders selected to discuss topics of mutual interest to industry and the U.S. Navy Chief of Civil Engineers, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, and the Air Force Civil Engineer. Since March 2015, Pete has volunteered his time on the Advisory Board of NextOP, serving as a mentor to veterans and supporting NextOp Executive Director with various outreach efforts to industry partners for veteran career placement.