AECOM PROGRAM MANAGER in Chantilly, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147316BR


Job Category Management

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Chantilly

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


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Program Manager located in Chantilly VA. The Program Manager is responsible for leading the successful planning, capture, execution and close out of a program. This includes management of the overall Program and Task Orders to ensure successful delivery on the contractual commitments and financial targets for the Program in order to achieve or exceed the profitability targets for the Division.Coach and mentor the project team/staff. Provide day to day direction to the team. Ensure staffing plans are developed and functional coverage is maintained for the Program. Perform Performance Management reviews on direct reports to enhance employee development. Identify key project resources and jointly with the Functional Managers develop succession plans for these people. Provide leadership in the Safety Management System (SMS) within the project teams. Lead monthly safety meetings and conduct regular site safety inspections. Develop the project budget for direct, indirect and other costs based on estimates provided for identified Task Order scopes of work. Support the assessments for new projects, by working closely with the project teams and the Client to develop execution approaches. Lead the project team through the project phases. Manage the development of the contracting strategies, commercial terms for the project and finalizing the project contract with assistance from support services. Work with the project team to develop the project schedule and conduct regular reviews and updates to the schedule based on project progress and change. Oversee the change management process and approval of all trends and change orders. Review and provide input into the project turnover strategy (and commissioning where applicable). Work with the Client to finalize agreement on the turnover plan (and commissioning where applicable), which will identify the roles responsibilities. Review all performance indicators and as part of the monthly operations and business operation reviews. Provide input and take actions where required to hit targets. Align the project team to the contractual obligations and participate in contract review meetings. Conduct lessons learned sessions at key milestones identified within the execution plan of the task order to drive continuous improvement of the project and processes. Manage and apply risk management to any project risks to ensure risk is minimized. Manage the manpower loading requirements by reviewing the bi-weekly manpower forecast and prioritizing labor loading based on project requirements and business priorities. Work with the Team Leads to align their functional plans and deliverables based on the project schedule. Develop the project Management Plan and oversee the management of the project documentation. Develop and implement the Project Communication plan. Forecast project revenues and margins. Conduct monthly analysis to identify opportunities to meet project targets. Manage project cash flows by analyzing revenue in excess and accounts receivables. Drive actions within the project to achieve project targets. Oversee preparation and delivery of the Project Closeout Report. Other duties as assigned. Communication. Develop the Program Management Plan and manage to the plan through regular meetings with project team. Represent AECOM in meetings. Hold parties accountable for delivery of materials and packages as defined within the project execution plan. Establish, communicate and execute project priorities as they apply to the Client Contract. Approve and submit any invoice/timesheet expenses which have business unit expenditures. Complete and submit monthly documents to the appropriate departments. (cost, safety reports, etc.)

Minimum Requirements

  • Mechanical/Civil Engineering degree or equivalent.

  • PMI certification a plus.

  • 20 years of practical experience in managing projects and personnel for the Department of State former Senior DOS employee preferred.

  • Knowledge of State Department operations as to budgeting and contracts.

  • Knowledge of logistics and supply chain management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Detailed knowledge of State Department and Embassy support services worldwide.

  • Intermediate knowledge of estimating techniques and strategies.

  • Ability to calculate mathematical extensions, analyze and understand construction drawings, associated documentation, work breakdown structures, etc.

  • Ability to assume responsibility and to interface and to communicate effectively with others, having strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation.

  • Able to use work breakdown structures and reporting progress.

  • Expert computer skills.

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Project).

  • Microsoft excel.

  • Adobe Acrobat.

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.