AECOM Project Controls Specialist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151474BR

Position Title Project Controls Specialist

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Massachusetts

City Chelmsford

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


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Project Specialist for immediate employment in the Chelmsford, MA office. Qualified applicants will have experience in MassDOT project systems, invoicing, scheduling, contract set up, and tracking. This position requires a strong knowledge of MassDOT systems, departments, and personnel. The successful candidate will become a Deputy PM on various DOT projects reporting to the Project Manager and assisting with control of the project.

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

  • Assists Project Manager in set-up, tracking and managing project schedules, financials and reporting

  • Tracks tasks for budget and schedule adherence, drafts amendments, prepares invoices, and tracks cash collections

  • Adds value to projects

  • Communicates with AECOM project team members

  • Produces high quality deliverables and adherence to AECOM policies

  • Coordinates with coworkers and other engineering disciplines

  • Depending on the project and the PM, acts as point of client contact, communicating directly with client project manager and client accounting staff

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate degree

  • Relevant Experience

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

  • A proactive problem solver

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience working with MassDOT or other state agencies

  • State agency and financial background

  • Ability to work with engineers and architects as well as state public officials and accounting personnel

  • Highly organized person, able to multi task and assist Project Managers with project set-up, scheduling, progress reports, financial tracking, and reporting/ invoicing to state agencies

  • Ideally, recent experience with a consulting Architectural, Engineering or Construction firm

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.

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