AECOM Senior Project Manager in Calgary, Alberta

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149124BR

Position Title Senior Project Manager

Job Category Management

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 creative, highly talented Senior Project Manager to provide strong and confident direction to assist the Building Engineering group. The role will be based at the AECOM office in Calgary.

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.

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

  • Assigns employees to projects and ensures, directly and through subordinates, that technical work is completed in accordance with contract scope of work and budget, and to company, professional, quality, and legislative standards

  • Responsible for regular business progress reports to business leaders

  • Demonstrates creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving both routine and unusual project delivery, technical and client challenges, determining technical objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for technical activities and applications

  • Acts as advisor to clients and other departments on technical and business line issues

  • Stays abreast of industry standards and approaches, and implements best practices

  • Actively participates in professional associations related to the business line, staying at the forefront of professional and technical standards, serving as a champion of advancing the profession and developing and recruiting employees in the business line

  • Client relationship management, ensuring project delivery meets with client expectations

  • Engage, hands-on, in the technical execution of client assignments through to successful project completion

  • With a spirit of inclusion, coach and mentor the Calgary Building Engineering group ensuring that client teams have access to staff with the latest technical knowledge and are able to deliver solutions, meeting or exceeding client expectations

  • Apply strategic insight and operational planning to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Calgary Building Engineering group are aligned with those at the area and market sector levels

  • Continue to strengthen the market leadership position of the Building Engineering group across Calgary

  • Effectively work in partnership and collaborate with other business lines within the Western Canada Area to promote the growth and sustainability of AECOM’s business in the area

Key Performance Indicators:

Quality, project performance and margins, scope/budget compliance, cash collection, utilization, employee acquisition/development/engagement/retention, technical training provided, Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E), client satisfaction.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in Civil Engineering or related field

  • 8+ years of experience

  • Keen business acumen coupled with strong business development experience

  • Solid technical skills in one of the practice areas of building engineering within a professional services environment, ideally with consulting engineering experience

  • Exceptional client care and service delivery skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills with a dedication to developing lasting client partnerships (internally and externally)

  • A strong personality with the ability to become a trusted advisor and a highly regarded/respected leader, and to garner client confidence in AECOM and its people by being a strong advocate of the AECOM core values

  • Proven strengths in becoming well integrated with a national group and collaborating in a team environment to develop, execute and achieve strategic and operational plans

  • Comfort with a corporate structure and the associated administrative and reporting requirements (e.g., quality management, health and safety, SOX reporting, etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA would be highly regarded

  • 15+ years of experience

  • Ability to travel to other cities as required

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.