AECOM Associate Design - Project Manager in Madrid, Spain

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Associate Design - Project Manager

Spain - Madrid


Job Summary

Global Delivery Services (GDS) is designed to accelerate growth through global collaboration. To achieve this goal, standardized tools, processes and infrastructure are being put in place including a global network of Delivery Centers and a leadership team committed to your success. Global delivery is about doing excellent work, creating value for our clients, and enabling us to work together as one global team, wherever in the world you may be.

Currently GDS is actively seeking a creative and highly talented

Associate Design / Project Manager for immediate employment. This is a key role within the Europe GDC team in Madrid.


The key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with GDS leadership on the Europe GDC stand up process.

  • Develops related systems and tools for Project Controls, Project Management and Work Share procedures across GDS.

  • Works with GDS leadership to prepare proposals and do assessment of packages of work susceptible of being off-shored to GDS group.

  • Reviews contracts, scope documents, and available data for the project, and establishes schedules and budgets for compliance with project requirements and contract obligations.

  • Categorizes packages of work off-shored to the GDS group, elaborates project execution plans and in combination with Home Office defines the delivery strategy, including composition of design teams.

  • Partners with GDC offices to ensure delivery and execution challenges are understood.

  • Responsible for leading a design team working for internal clients, integrating resources from different GDS offices (Madrid, Poland, India, etc.)

  • Partners with GDS offices to ensure delivery and execution challenges are understood on a specific discipline.

  • Client liaison, predominantly internal client, and the production internal proposals, including quality documentation and costings.

  • Project Management including program and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.

  • Takes leadership initiative in working with all team members, and all AECOM departments involved on a specific Project and achieve an integrated project team approach to the work.

  • Initiates and directs the planning, development, and continuous monitoring of the project scope, procedures, budget and schedule for the packages of work off-shored to the GDS group.

  • Reviews and validates all comments received from Project's representatives (owners, contractors, AECOM owning geo, etc.) on a specific discipline and coordinates timely resolutions to maintain project schedule, budget, and quality requirements.

  • Responsible to proactively monitor critical project milestone dependencies, and potential actions which may result in risks to critical project milestones, and effectively work to mitigate risks

  • Reviews project key performance indicators and forecasts any modifications to schedules, cost estimates, and financial reports, and effectively reconciles risks to commitments that may exceed assigned schedules and budgets.

  • Coordinates project communications, AECOM internal contacts and maintains working relationships at throughout the period of the project.

  • Resolves problems of coordination, schedule and prioritization among different GDC teams supporting a specific Project.

  • Establishes metrics and KPIs to measure GDC Project performance towards goals and objectives.

  • Provides updates of progress to plan through dashboards, slides and reports.

  • Recognizes and interpreting opportunities and risks on Project delivery, in collaboration with other GDC and Owning Geos.

  • As an individual consultant, formulating and guiding the attack on problems of exceptional difficulty and marked importance to the organization or industry

  • Training and evaluating less experienced staff.

  • Mentoring and managing staff on projects.

  • Comply with statutory, project and AECOM-specific health and safety requirements (or similar)

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised University.

  • PMP Accreditation will be considered favorably

  • Primavera P6 or MS Project knowledge will be considered favorably

  • Fluent in English (oral and written)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel & Access foremost)


  • 12+ years in civil and infrastructure projects; preferably transportation infrastructure projects (road and rail), and project / design management experience, which includes knowledge of all phases of design,

  • 3+ years experience in large-scale, complex reporting and analysis utilizing various reporting tools that includes designing and executing performance metrics and KPI scorecard programs.

  • Experience implementing continuous improvement concepts to increase operational effectiveness.

  • Experience working in the North America region and Australia will be considered favorably

  • US Professional Engineer license will be considered favorably

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the external environment that influences success

  • Proven track record of working on Civil & Infrastructure Projects collaborating with international and multi-cultural teams.

  • Experience with international regulations and standards (AASTHO; Eurocodes; British Standards, etc.).

  • Proven commitment with Quality Control Policy and Quality Management System.

  • Demonstrable management skills and presence


  • Safeguard - To operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritising compliance and safety at all times

  • Be decisive - Know how to prioritise, advocate focus and accountability with the ability to multi task across multiple disciplines managing ambiguity and executing consistent delivery

  • Be impactful - Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and result whilst being culturally sensitive and open to learn from others.

  • Be client-focused - Be collaborative, innovative and strategic with the ability to communicate effectively in teams, small groups and in a presentation environment

  • Be the role model - Lead by example.

Preferred Qualifications


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.

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 - Civil

Business Group Global Delivery Services (GDS)

Country Spain

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186644BR

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.