AECOM Senior Program Manager in Markham, Ontario

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159189BR

Position Title Senior Program Manager

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Ontario

City Markham

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 has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Program Manager located in Toronto, Canada. This is a Senior-Level Program Manager position responsible for leading the execution of a significant multi-facility contract with the Canadian DND (DND . Position includes management of the overall Program and oversight of multiple facilities throughout the region, to ensure customer, contractual, financial and internal company requirements are met or exceeded.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as Primary Program interface with AECOM Senior Management on all Program matters.

  • Primary interface with the DND customer(s) on all Program matters.

  • Provide direction and oversight to the Program Team through all phases of Program.

  • Oversee all aspects of prime contract management including but not limited to award(s), funding, compliance and change management.

  • Manage Program Team partners including scope assignments, resources allocations, and performance against contract requirements.

  • Develop execution strategies, proposals and pricing for Additional Work Services in the region to cost-effectively meet customer expectations.

  • Coordinate Program activities and allocate and manage resources in a cost effective manner across company divisions and North American offices.

  • Coordinate Program team support functions, e.g. Contracts, HR, Finance, etc. within AECOM. Manage both AECOM and subcontractor personnel to meet contract expectations.

  • Oversee development of all Program and Additional Work Services budgets and review and approve all Program expenditures, Develop and implement risk management plans to ensure risk to compliance and/or financial performance is minimized.

  • Track and report Program and Additional Work Services status to Senior Management including financial forecasts and actual performance vs. contract baselines, revenues and margins against targets.

  • Manage Program cash flows including ensuring timely invoicing and payments.

  • Provide leadership in the Safety Management System (SMS) and Quality Management System (QMS) within the program team.

  • Develop and implement the Program Communication Plan.

  • Coach and mentor the Program team/staff.

  • Provide day to day direction to direct reports.

  • Ensure staffing plans are developed, resources are received from internal or external partners and functional coverage is maintained for the Program.

  • Perform Performance Management reviews on direct reports with focus on employee development.

  • Identify key project resources and jointly with the Functional Managers develop succession plans for these people.

  • 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.)

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

  • 15+ years of practical experience in managing international or Canadian projects and personnel

  • Knowledge of operations, budgeting and contracts.

  • Knowledge of logistics and supply chain management.

  • Experience leading a government operations program comprised of multiple facilities in various locations

  • Significant international experience including remote locations(preferred).

  • Detailed knowledge of international support services.

  • Detailed understanding of military support functions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability and willingness to assume significant responsibility and to interface and to communicate effectively with customer and internal and external stakeholders.

  • Detailed understanding cost estimating, budget setting, earned value management, actual cost tracking and reporting.

  • Understanding of financial forecasting, tracking, reporting at Program and Additional Work Services levels.

  • Strong leadership and team building capabilities.

  • Strong oral and written communicator with strong presentation skills.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Canadian experience preferred.

  • PMI certification 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.

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