AECOM Construction Specialist (Disaster Recovery) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

United States of America - Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Construction Specialist (Disaster Recovery) for our Baton Rogue, LA location.

  • The Construction Specialist will assist with the implementation of Disaster Recovery Programs, including the oversight of managers and distribution of resources within a specific functional area. The Construction Specialist should maintain a complete understanding of all applicable Program policies and requirements. The Construction Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with senior leadership and the applicant to identify projects that comply with the established categories of work for the program.

  • Manage all aspects of pre-construction including, but not limited to: inspections, estimated costs to repair (ECR), surveying, development of program compliant plans and specifications and any other construction documents required by the Program.

  • Maintain a complete understanding of the all applicable Program policies and requirements.

  • Oversee the implementation of specific parts of the construction project, which may include oversight and distribution of resources within the specific functional area.

  • Inspect and determine extent of damage to residential and/or commercial properties.

  • Develop scopes of work and cost information/estimates for repair or replacement of disaster related residential or commercial property damage.

  • Develop and/or validate project worksheets (PWs) for eligible damages.

  • Manage team members and General Contractors during disaster recovery residential repairs/construction.

  • Maintain a complete understanding of local building codes and regulations.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 6 years of professional level residential construction management experience including 4+ years of experience in hazard mitigation, housing, community development, economic development or related fields or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Ability to mobilize immediately, to a location determined by the Client

  • Ability to manage Task Leaders and General Contractors, organize and prioritize work to ensure that adequate time and attention is devoted to individual tasks while remaining acutely aware of timelines, meeting deadlines, and performance measures

  • Advanced time management skills which utilize high-level strategies that aid staff in managing time, productivity, and effectiveness

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; relevant advanced degrees and/or certifications

  • Related professional registrations or certification

  • 5+ years of disaster recovery construction experience

  • Experience with CDBG housing and/or FEMA hazard mitigation programs or similar programs/projects

  • Advanced level Microsoft Office skills; ability to import, create formulas, pivot tables, export data and run reports in Microsoft Excel; ability to quickly learn new software applications

  • Knowledge and functional experience with estimation services (Xactimate)

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Due to the nature of work, candidates must be US Citizens

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 Construction Management

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201773BR

Clearance Required 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.