AECOM Program Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Business Line Government

Position Title Program Manager

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

The home office Program Manager (PM) will serve as a central member of the home office project management unit (PMU). The PM manages client contracts, supports project field operations, and coordinates home office project management. The PM supports overall operational, contractual and financial management of the project and coordination and management of field office operational staff. The PM will be responsible to supervise one or more Associate Program Managers and/or Program Coordinators, providing guidance, training, and mentorship as part of the PMU or the broader team. S/he serves as AECOM’s operational representative and the primary point of contact for contract deliverables and approval requests to the client. The PM also supports business development efforts as necessary. The PM will report to either the Senior Program Manager or Director.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall project management from award through closeout, including contractual compliance, financial management, and oversight of project personnel and subcontractors


  • Be thoroughly familiar with relevant policies and procedures including: US and project host country laws and regulations; AECOM policies and procedures; USAID regulations; and be accountable for project compliance with these laws, regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Provide contractual quality assurance, control, and compliance. Manages USAID approval requests process. Oversee all home and field office procurement and property management


  • Manage project start-ups and closeouts, including planning, record management, and traveling to the field as appropriate. Oversees disposition of non-expendable equipment and other project assets

  • Monitors consultant and subcontractor performance

  • Train, mentor, and supervise Associate Program Managers and/or Project Coordinators and delegate tasks to project team members

  • Oversee recruitment and personnel management of long- and short-term consultants, including development and execution of employment contracts, scopes of work, and collection of all supporting documentation

  • Serve as principal AECOM point of contact with U.S. and third country-based subcontractors’ contract representatives. Develops subcontracts, facilitates communication with field and home office project leads, and reviews and approves subcontractor invoices

  • Ensure that all project technical deliverables are formatted with the proper branding requirements established by the contract and sent to the Development Experience Clearinghouse or the Prime Contractor and properly archived in the home office filing system

  • Provide in country support to the field team as needed

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-7 years direct USAID project management experience with previous experience managing junior staff

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, including International Relations, Political Science, Government, Economics, Business, International Development, or relevant work experience required

  • Substantial experience in managing USAID projects and extensive knowledge of USAID regulations and policies (including AIDAR and FAR), especially as they relate to contracting and procurement

  • Solid background in managing large programs, including budgets

  • Experience working on proposal development and business development

  • Proven ability to take the initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and in a team

  • Detail-oriented with good organization and prioritization skills

  • Willingness and previous experience in managing and mentoring junior level staff

  • Willingness to travel and work overseas up to 25%, sometimes on short notice

  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in relevant field

  • Experience living and/or working abroad

  • Previous staff management experience

  • Fluent in French

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 International Development

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 168505BR