AECOM Principal Project Manager in Melbourne, Australia

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Principal Project Manager

Australia - Victoria


Job Summary

AECOM Construction Services is a rapidly expanding and diversified business line of the well-known global AECOM brand. We are looking to expand our Melbourne team and hire a proven Principal Project Manager, capable of managing varied projects from concept to completion across industry sectors such as Civil Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, Healthcare, Defence and Education.

The successful Principal Project Manager will have a proven capability and interest in the Power or Renewables sector and an ability to deliver projects across multi-disciplined packages of works and coordinate across multiple industry sectors in an autonomous Project Management role.

This role will be based in our busy Melbourne office, with potential for some interstate travel.

Suitable candidates can expect to:

  • Provide day-to-day management of consultants and contractors, ensuring they are delivering their scope of services, performing as expected and meeting deadlines;

  • Develop briefs, tender and contract documents and administer the tenders in accordance with relevant policies and procedures and manage tender evaluation processes;

  • Administer consultant and construction contracts;

  • Assess consultant and contractor payment claims, variations, extension of time claims and work orders and issue site instructions;

  • Oversee and coordinate design processes, managing consultants and ensuring deadlines are met and deliverables are of a high quality;

  • Adhere to AECOM’s policies and procedures including, but not limited to the Code of Business Conduct, EEO, OH&S, Business Management System; and

  • Develop and maintain project programs, change schedules, scoping documents, risk assessments, management plans, budgets and issues registers.

Minimum Requirements

This is a concept-completion Project Management role, with responsibilities across multiple industry sectors and project packages which will generally demand the Principal Project Manager to have some or all of the following:

  • Relevant qualifications in Project Management or Engineering, such as a Bachelor of Engineering

  • Proven Project Management background across Australian engineering projects, ideally across some of the following;, Renewables, Power, Energy, Resources, Civil Infrastructure, Healthcare or Land Development

  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative, ethical behaviour.

  • Strong commitment to safety and understanding of OH&S best practice and obligations

  • Strong knowledge of electrical engineering (HV/LV, substations etc) across major projects, ideally within an EPCM environment

  • Proven background in client-side Project Management and managing BoP contractors would be strong considered

  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement processes across EPCM environments and ability to provide strategic advice to clients while overseeing procurement processes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to develop comprehensive reports and submissions

  • Experience with administering contracts and overseeing the work of builders, including negotiating variations and managing progress claims.

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 Construction Management

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191155BR

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.