Senior Project Manager at AECOM

| Columbus, OH
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Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Project Manager to be based in Columbus, Ohio.

About AECOM

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record's 2020 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record's 2020 "Top 500 Design Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
About Buildings + Places

AECOM's Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Senior Project Manager will lead and execute interdisciplinary projects that will include a broad range of customer and project types. The role will be responsible for managing scope, schedule, and budget of projects across the project lifecycle - from conceptual studies to full design and construction administration. Responsible for planning and managing project staffing requirements, reporting project performance, and identifying and addressing scope creep, schedule, or quality issues to ensure a successful delivery of assigned projects. Experience with DoD/ UFC as well as FAR contracting requirement expected. Client facing, primary interface with customers to include our contractor partners (In-House or external general contractors) on design-build projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plans, directs, and leads all technical staff in successful execution of projects in design and construction.
  • Acts as primary point of contact with client
  • Reviews and negotiates contracts and prepares fee proposals
  • Delivers positive financial metrics including as sold profit and cash management
  • Manages and leads design and construction administration project(s)
  • Successfully develops strategy, prepares proposals, negotiates contracts, and leads project teams and executes projects
  • Manages and leads all technical, financial, and client satisfaction areas using established processes and tools
  • Manages teams across business lines and manage subconsultants
  • Manages projects on a local, regional, or national basis achieving quality outcomes, positive financial performance, and client satisfaction.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/subcontractors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop and monitor a detailed project plan to track progress and identify shortfalls in a timely manner
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs to minimize risk
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members' individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering plus six (6) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • Professional Registration in Architecture or Engineering related to building construction
  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in Architecture or Engineering leading multidisciplinary teams on business development (e.g., project proposals) and project deliverables (e.g., technical reports, studies, construction documents) is strongly preferred
  • Experience in implementing design quality assurance and quality control activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated team-building ability and internal/ external networking skills
  • Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior management and technical staff in other offices on business development and project execution issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • Proven organizational skills with a proven track record in client satisfaction while meeting deliverables and deadline requirements
  • Internally driven, self-starter, team orientated
  • Experience working on or managing contracts
  • Project Management Professional certification (PMP)
Additional Information
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position
What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

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. 255783BR

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.
More Information on AECOM
AECOM operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. AECOM was founded in 2022. It has 52924 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 268 open jobs at AECOM, click here.
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