AECOM Junior Project Manager (ECO/Rural Unit) in Madrid, Spain

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148870BR

Position Title Junior Project Manager (ECO/Rural Unit)

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Government

Country Spain

State/Province/Region ES - Madrid

City Madrid

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

The incumbent will participate actively in the preparation of international donors’ Economic and Rural Development tenders across regions and topics, in coordination and supervised by the Senior PM. His/her competencies and duties should include:


  • Identification of business leads and follow-up;

  • Tracking client requests for services (i.e. analysis of donors’ strategic action plans/ national indicative programs, maintaining working relations with clients, both at headquarters and in field offices);

  • Conduct field identification missions in the Region;

  • Negotiating terms and conditions of co-operation with partner institutions (pre-bid agreement, consortium agreement and services contract agreement);

  • Preparation of expressions of interest.


  • Conducting desktop and field research as part of the technical proposal drafting process;

  • Managing the preparation of technical proposals and ensuring consistency of different contributions both content-wise and in terms of editing/format;

  • Overseeing the recruitment of external consultants, and negotiating terms and conditions of co-operation with experts;

  • Developing work plans and ensuring progress towards the successful drafting of technical proposals by co-ordinating and ensuring proper communication among consortium partners, co-workers and bid writers;

  • Preparing project budgets and financial proposals;

  • Ensuring compliance with administrative requirements, in accordance with the client´s tendering procedures.

  • Ensuring contract processing proceeds smoothly and contracts are appropriately handed over to the Project Management Division (PMD).


  • Under the supervision of the Head of the Economic & Rural Development Unit and the Senior PM.

Minimum Requirements



  • University degree on Economics, International Relations, EU studies, Political Science or equivalent;


  • Post-graduate diploma on the related subjects



  • Full proficiency of English (at least C1 level), both oral and written.


  • Excellent command of French will be a strong asset

  • Knowledge of Spanish (at least B1 level)


1 - 2 years of overall working experience


  • 1 year experience mainly in business development, ideally tendering for EU-funded technical assistance projects

  • Familiarity with the EU institutions and policies an advantage;

  • Experience in conceiving, structuring and writing technical proposals and methodologies in English and/or French

  • Familiarity with the EU procedures and regulations (PRAG)

  • Experience in business development for other international donors (USAID, DFID, IADB, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Very strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently;

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and adapt quickly to changes under pressure

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly word, excel and power-point, knowledge of maintaining and managing databases a plus;

  • Very strong self-organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently;

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and adapt quickly to changes under pressure;

  • Experience in Project Management (preferably in the field) is an advantage;

  • Excellent communication skills, keen on working in a team.

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly word, excel and power-point, knowledge of maintaining and managing databases a plus;

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.