AECOM Project Manager - Construction in Orange, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156736BR

Position Title Project Manager - Construction

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Orange

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 seeking a highly talented and experienced Project Manager who has significant experience with managing design and construction of education facilities. This position requires the technical skills to effectively manage new, replacement, and renovation projects, coordinating the work of local project managers while delivering excellent customer service to the user groups, staff, and client leadership.

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

  • Perform comprehensive project administration and oversight of the activities and status of the design, consulting, and construction teams throughout design/construction phase activities coordinating project activities

  • Communicate effectively in written/oral form project progress, budget status, issues and resolutions to all parties engaged in the work

  • Manage communications and reports from different project managers, architects and contractors distributed across the country

  • Ensure project completion within budget, schedule, and conformance with client standards, design program, and construction documents

  • Coordinate with the client in the development of required solicitations and directly assist with the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for actions

  • Analyze and recommend value based design and delivery strategies for different components of the project that offer cost, schedule, quality and coordination savings and benefits

  • Proactively manage and resolve project conflicts resulting from scheduling and budgeting/cost compliance conflicts, unforeseen conditions, owner requested changes, and user group requests. Effective negotiation and dispute resolution skills are a must

  • Provide leadership and coordination on their projects for project engineers, estimators, schedulers, project controls, and other support team members

  • Manage the implementation and coordination of the program management information system for program execution

  • Monitor the permitting and land use process and anticipate issues/challenges for timely project start-up

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, and/or engineering

  • 5+ years of experience with project management and/or program management of corporate type projects and tenant improvements

  • Project management, construction management, project controls (cost and schedule), knowledge of web based collaboration PMIS or similar platform

  • Experience with education project construction and renovations

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Knowledge and relative experience with pre-planning, planning, design management, consultant procurement, bidding and construction management

  • Bond management and compliance experience are critical

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years' experience preferred

  • Community college experience preferred (K14)

  • Certified Construction Manager or Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently in different geographical locations

  • Experience managing teams for successful project/program execution

  • General knowledge of union construction, understanding challenges and opportunities to mitigate construction execution

  • Experience managing national vendor/procurement accounts 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 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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