AECOM Program / Project Manager in College Park, Maryland

United States of America - Maryland, College Park

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented, motivated and experienced Program / Project Manager for employment our Arlington, VA office. Project is located in College Park, MD.

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

  • Responsible for the direction and management of assigned projects and contracts

  • Establishes and builds professional relationships with Clients, other Consultants and Contractors

  • Performs as a key member of the Universities Project Delivery Team and will be actively involved in all aspects of planning, procurement, design, and construction of the project

  • Performs services related to the occupancy and post-occupancy phases of the project including but not limited to the relocation of faculty, students and other academic personnel

  • Provides detailed reviews, analysis and recommendations regarding the performance of Architects, Engineers, General Contractor and other consultants in meeting Owner’s objectives.

  • Fosters a spirit of collaboration and maintain a high degree of professionalism with the entire Project Delivery Team while building mutual trust

  • Responsible for directing, organizing, and controlling project activities, under the direction of the Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Project Control

  • Oversees projects costs and makes sure they are well managed, monitors profit and cost sheets for each project, and ascertains that payment collections are performed efficiently and timely from a project management point of view

  • Manages the coordination, interface and interactions with internal disciplines within AECOM and with 3rd parties in relations to Technical, Financial, Safety, Quality, and other elements of a project, to ensure successful execution of the PgM scope of services

  • Responsible for all contract activities and performance metrics to meet construction project goals & objectives

  • Responsible for compliance with corporate safety requirements

  • Oversees Change Management and Risk Management on the project for construction phase

  • Represents AECOM with the Client during the project execution, developing briefings, leading negotiations for changes to the scope of work, developing collaboration strategies with consultants and contractors, managing procurement strategies and appointment of contractors. Responsible for following up on instructions & comments associated with the project

  • Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule

  • Coordinates all close-out, punchlist and move-in activities with the project stakeholders

  • Supports the PgM team through the post-construction Phase

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 10+ years of experience with progressively increasing responsibilities related to construction management and/or program management for higher education projects

  • Multi-project management and execution experience is required

  • Strong negotiation and time management skills

  • Extensive experience in the college & university environment from pre-development through construction and turnover to client

  • Experience managing design and construction subconsultants including demonstrated ability to take ownership responsibility

  • This position is for a strong “doer-seller” with excellent organizational, planning, communication and relationship building skills

  • Experience in coordinating the work of various consultants and facilitate AECOM staff participation and other support resources

  • Manage cross-departmental projects that have high strategic importance to the business

  • Develop and drive a culture of project management and accountability for projects of high value

  • Integrate the use of continuous improvement techniques (LEAN) into projects as opportunities arise

  • Utilize industry accepted tools and techniques for managing projects to completion

  • Assist senior leadership in development of strategic projects and in execution of them

  • Proficient in the use of MS Project and MS Office Suite

  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills

  • Elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including many departments within the business

  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience from an Owners Perspective – ie. Real Estate, Facilities, Capital Planning, Design & Construction

  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Standards

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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 Program and Project Management

Business Line PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 189126BR

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.