AECOM Area Project Controls Lead in Calgary, Alberta

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Area Project Controls Lead

Canada - Alberta


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Project Controls Lead for immediate employment in the Calgary, AB office. The appropriately qualified candidate will work collaboratively as part of a multi-skilled, talented team, to achieve the defined Corporate and Regional goals for Project Controls. This individual should have demonstrated solid technical competency, both internal and client facing, and a high level of skill to analyze and solve complex problems as they support program and project management and project controls, which includes such functions as planning and scheduling, budgeting, change and claims management, expenditure tracking, project progress, development and deployment of Earned Value methodology, and cost and revenue forecasting (both internal and client facing).

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support business development and project teams, primarily in the pursuit, planning, and execution phases of projects, including defining project controls staffing requirements as well as providing specialized training as needed to support the needs of AECOM project teams

  • Support hands-on project controls work on more complex and challenging projects within the region, to include in-process projects, kick-off of projects as longer term resources are identified, and other project work as required

  • Support the project controls function in support of large design projects, working with existing project support staff to assess capabilities, assign roles and responsibilities, and deploy uniform procedures and practices, primarily for the internal management and controls of AECOM projects

  • Support current business and project leadership or act as the lead for scope change control, change management, claims management and overall commercial management of complex major projects

  • Work with current project managers, project controls staff, and business unit leaders to articulate the role of project controls across the enterprise, and identify potential opportunities for improvement or additional support

  • Assist in initiatives to include: standardization of processes and tools; participate in the deployment and evolution of standard AECOM solutions; support the networking with AECOM project controls community to share knowledge and resources across the corporation; support development of project controls best practices within AECOM, potentially working with a vast group of stakeholders

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field

  • 10+ years relevant experience

  • High level of understanding of project controls tools, techniques and practices, demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and meeting delivery requirements

  • High level understanding of commercial and contractual matters

  • Experience with startup of large design projects (in excess of $100 million in construction value) involving multiple design offices as well as a large multi-discipline teams and teams of external sub-consultants

  • Experience with scope change management, claims management and overall commercial management of complex projects

  • Experienced with all stages of project management methodology and system implementations

  • Experience using industry standard project controls software and cost accounting and earned value packages

  • Ability to execute duties with a focus on continuous improvement, both within the project controls community and AECOM operations

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, possess interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships, and have demonstrated business acumen

  • Ability to travel domestically, as required

  • A valid driver's license is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • ​Advanced Excel / VBL capabilities

  • AACEi CCP/EVP certification an asset

  • PMP Certification an asset

  • Scheduling with MS Projects and Primavera P6

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Project / Program / Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190333BR

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.