AECOM Project Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156831BR

Position Title Project Manager

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Arlington

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Manager for immediate employment.

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

  • Responsible for managing, coordinating, and administering a group of projects or one major project from conceptual stages through all phases of the projects, with the assistance of the project team

  • Responsible for leading a construction management team to deliver major K12 education capital construction projects for Arlington County Public Schools

  • Responsible for overall performance of the project team and ensuring project completion within budget, schedule and in conformance with specifications

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

  • Takes leadership initiative in working with all internal team members, and all client departments including cost/scheduling, procurement, quality assurance, construction, contracts, legal, labor relations, finance, accounting and other services and departments as required to successfully manage the project, and achieve an integrated project team approach to the work

  • Takes leadership initiative in working with designers, contractors and governing municipal agencies on behalf of the client to ensure the project schedule, budget, and quality requirements are delivered to satisfaction

  • Initiates and directs the planning, development, and continuous monitoring of the project scope, procedures, budget and overall project schedule

  • Reviews and comments on all design submissions, change orders, and contracts/sub-contracts, and represent the client interests to ensure control over and validate that all change orders are current, fair and adequate

  • Reviews and validates all comments received from governing municipal agencies on behalf of the client 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, client contacts and maintains working relationships at throughout the period of the project

  • Monitors and controls all contractual commitments to assure that work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings and terms of the contract

  • Reviews builder submittals and RFI documents, and provides field surveillance to ensure materials, products, and building systems methods of delivery are consistently compatible with the project schedule, budget, and specified quality of design

  • Conducts project coordination and client meetings as necessary to continuously review progress and discuss any suggested construction, architectural and engineering changes to the project

  • Resolves problems of coordination, schedule and prioritization for critical building systems installations, and monitors long lead items

  • Works as client representative to coordinate end-user occupancy requirements, including timely provisions for swing space, furnishing, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E), testing of building systems, and resolutions to builder punch-lists and deficiencies

  • Works with project stakeholders to negotiate and resolve conflicts, disputes, and potential claims on behalf of the client

  • Responsible for managing, coordinating and administering major projects including responsibility for timely and appropriate billing and payments to client suppliers and contractors

  • Takes the lead in reporting to all departments including, design, construction, cost, schedules, quality assurance, project risks, procurements, labor relations, and accounting and other services as required to successfully perform project and construction management responsibilities

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture

  • Experience with managing Arlington County Public Schools construction projects in a leadership role within the past 5 years

  • 8+ years of progressive construction project management experience, which includes knowledge of all phases of design, preconstruction, construction related field activities and engineering disciplines, coordinating commissioning activities, and final turnover to the client operations team

  • Experience leading major agency construction/program management K12 education contacts, managing people, budgets, schedules, overseeing contractor performance, and working with municipal agencies on behalf of a public-works owner

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture professional certifications and/or license

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

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.