AECOM Cost Engineer / Project Controls Analyst in Oakland, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151669BR

Position Title Cost Engineer / Project Controls Analyst

Job Category Engineering - Project / Program / Management

Business Line Program Management

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Oakland

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

Program Management

Our specialists are responsible for the management and control of hundreds of major capital programs totaling over US$300 billion across all continents and market sectors, including transportation/infrastructure, mining and minerals, environmental, facilities, water and energy.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Cost Engineer / Project Controls Analyst for immediate employment for the Oakland, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

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

  • Setup, develop and control spreadsheets and workbooks for project tracking and reporting

  • Assists Project Manager with cost and schedule aspects of medium to large sized, complexity and risk projects

  • Assist Project Manager with submitting proper job setup data, forms and attachments

  • Assist Project Manager with setting up invoice, including format, required backup attachments and rates per client requirements, timing, review process, and plan for follow-up on any past due accounts receivable.

  • Review and report on project metrics regularly and advise Project Manager of discrepancies or issues, investigating variances in data as needed, especially concerning invoicing clients, accounts receivable, subcontractor invoices, approval and payments, and other accounts payables

  • Review and track subcontractor invoices, coding as necessary, and escalating issues to Project Manager.

  • Prepare contract forms for new contracts, modifications and job closures

  • Review invoices for consistency with contract requirements and rates

  • Coordinate with Contract Administrators in preparing contracts with clients and sub-consultants, as well as contract modifications, etc.

  • Interacts with Project Managers and accounting staff on a regular basis

  • Prepare reports for Project Managers, Stakeholders and clients

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or construction management related field

  • 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Or demonstrated combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • Familiarity with fundamentals of contracts and project accounting principles

  • Understanding of contract terms, accounting principles, and billing procedures

  • Strong problem solving, organizational, people, math and accounting skills

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in earned value management helpful

  • Scheduling using MS Project

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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