AECOM Director of Delivery in Monterey Park, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147125BR

Position Title Director of Delivery

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Monterey Park

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

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Director of Delivery for immediate employment at a client site in the LA Metro area. The Director of Program Delivery plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and reports performance of Program design and construction project management professionals. As a member of senior management, the Director of Program Delivery provides execution and technical leadership to ensure that the Program’s everyday execution activities run smoothly; sets parameters to judge how efficiently and effectively projects are progressing; and reviews execution procedures for continuous improvement to achieve operational excellence.


  • Accountable delivering on time, on budget 20 to 40 projects simultaneously, ranging in design & construction value from $2M to $100M each

  • Develops, establishes, and administers project execution best practices, tools and SOP’s for execution management and reporting

  • Coordinates program activities with appropriate senior client management at District, Project Management Office and all appropriate State and local agencies

  • Develops and delivers management reports for overall progress, scheduling, cost control and staffing relative to design & construction project delivery schedules

  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.

  • Assess performance of site specific design and construction project teams and adherence to SOPs and legal requirements

  • Reviews recommended actions in resolving disputes relative to construction projects

  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements


Functional Department Managers for design and construction management

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management required

  • 15+ years of experience managing capital projects within a large Capital Improvement program and familiarity with relevant California Public Codes

  • Experience with Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes

  • Knowledge of contract management and alternative delivery methods for capital projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required as this role will include interaction with clients and the general public

  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style and commitment to get the job done

  • Ability to effectively prioritize, effectively delegate responsibilities and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project planning and management skills, including development of metrics, goals and follow up reporting

  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

  • Experience working on large bond school programs

  • A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the California State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

  • Experience in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and/or the Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS)

  • 10+ years of experience in educational facility design or construction preferred

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.