AECOM Business / Operations Manager in McLean, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147827BR

Position Title Business / Operations Manager

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City McLean

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’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Business / Operations Manager.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide assistance to Program Manager and directs applicable members of staff appropriately. Work closely with financial analyst to track program’s financial performance

  • Provide oversight of daily program operations

  • Manage the Program in the absence of the Program Manager

  • Assist the Program Manager in planning, developing and implementing strategy for program management activities to meet program requirements within specified budgets and timelines

  • Coordinate with the Program Manager to develop and implement business and financial strategy and planning, monitoring, management and reporting, including management and development of policies, systems, processes and personnel involved

  • Manage and control program expenditure within specified budgets, working closely with the Finance Manager to implement and maintain cost control measures

  • Monitor, measure and report on program issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timelines

  • Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care

  • Monitor actual costs against established budgets, track commitments and subcontract efforts with emphasis on cost performance against plans to ensure effective and accurate program cost reporting requirements

  • Work with Finance Manager to manage and monitor indirect rates and related program impact

  • Work with Finance Manager to ensure compliance with corporate procedures on revenue and profit and compliance

  • Support all areas of staffing to ensure contract personnel continue to meet program requirements based on the Statement of Work

  • Work with PM and recruiting to identify, recruit and pipeline qualified candidates to meet program staffing requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Active Top Secret SCI Clearance with Polygraph

  • 3 + years management experience on Government contracts

  • Intelligence Community experience required

  • HS diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years’ admin, office management experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Understand all contract types (CP, T&M, FFP)

  • Understand contract pricing

  • Understand government contracts and how to interact with the government contracting staff (CO and COTR)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to interact at all levels of management

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.