AECOM Operations Manager in Calgary, Alberta

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149123BR

Position Title Operations Manager

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Alberta

City Calgary

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

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and hardworking Operations Manager for immediate employment to manage the operations and performance of a design and consulting group of about 40 Architecture/Engineering employees/resources, working from a base office in Calgary AB, providing operations and performance leadership to a $60MM+ business operating in the Buildings market. Mani responsibility is establishing and maintaining financial metrics including outlooks, project development, project delivery, bidding and oversight management of all PM’s and delivery teams.

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Building bench strength and structure to allow for significant growth over the next 10 years

  • In collaboration with the ABUL and the RBLL, and others drive the go/no go decisions making process.

  • Meet with the Project Management resources to review all types of project financials including cost to date, procurement, change orders, EAC, predicted final profit and contingency, and margin distribution

  • Ensure adequacy and adherence to all safety programs on and off site our sites

  • Monitor cash flow on projects; meet monthly with PMs on billings and ARs; report to Area Finance Lead on cash management

  • Provide monthly forecasts (EAC’s) for projects

  • Monitor/manage project overhead cost including G&A, B&P and ODC costs within budget

  • Oversee PM’s including monitoring use of standard subcontracts, purchase orders, and ensures adherence to existing teaming agreements, prime agreements and subcontract agreements

  • Project management oversight, i.e. financial administration, schedule, forecasting and invoicing

  • Significant client interface, and key account management and oversight

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • 10+ years of Building Engineering consulting, projects, programs, and contracts

  • B.Eng., in buildings related discipline

  • Operational leadership experience including a successful performance track record managing staff and P&L of $50M plus; strong financial administration skills

  • Strong understanding of risk-management issues and ability to assess, analyze, and make recommendations on risk issues

  • Excellent communications, teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of Building Engineering consulting, projects, programs, and contracts

  • PE licensed

  • Construction management experience with experience in design-build/PPP, alternative delivery

  • Experience with a cross section of Building client markets including municipal to federal governments, commercial, and industrial

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.


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