AECOM Project Manager, Construction in Virden, Manitoba

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157007BR

Position Title Project Manager, Construction

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Oil + Gas

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Manitoba

City Virden

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

Oil + Gas

We offer extensive global experience in upstream, midstream, downstream, marketing and distribution, and alternative energy segments serving the entire lifecycle of oil and gas company assets. Our expertise in providing the full range of mission-critical services is sought after by private-sector and national/state-owned oil and gas companies.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Project Manager to be based at our Virden, Manitoba location.

  • Actively participates in the collective preparation of comprehensive, accurate, and consistent industrial cost estimates for proposals for projects up to $10M.

  • Utilizes formal training and experience to provide technical expertise adhering to a clearly defined estimating process and ensures compliance to AECOM’s pre-determined process and procedures.

  • Interprets construction bid documents and technical drawings to identify engineering specifications, evaluates and estimates materials, manpower, schedule and budget.

  • Identifies risks and provides analysis with mitigation strategies.

  • Develops the initial project execution plan as per AECOM’s standards.

  • Develops and maintains project controls plan outlining methodologies and responsibilities while ensuring alignment with AECOM’s process and procedures.

  • Provides input to the initial project schedule.

  • Manages the manpower loading requirements by reviewing the bi-weekly manpower forecast and prioritizes labour loading based on project requirements and business priorities.

  • Works with the Functional Team Leads to align their functional plans and deliverables based on the project schedule.

  • Identifies unique quality or safety requirements.

  • Ensures staffing plans are developed and functional coverage is maintained for the project.

  • Identifies key project resources, and jointly with the Functional Managers develops succession plans for these people.

  • Provides leadership in the Safety Management System (SMS) within the project team. Leads monthly safety meetings and participates in regular site safety inspections.

  • Develops the project budget for direct, indirect and other costs based on estimates for identified project scope of work.

  • Utilizes AECOM’s GPDS (Gated Project Delivery System) and leads the project team through the gated project phases.

  • Works with the Contracts Function to manage the development of the contracting strategies, commercial terms for the project and finalizing the project contract.

  • Oversees the change management process and approval of all trends and change orders.

  • Prepares and/or reviews contract change notices.

  • Reviews and provides input into the project turnover strategy.

  • Reviews all performance indicators on a shift basis, and as part of the monthly construction and business operation reviews. Provides input and takes actions where required to meet targets.

  • Conduct review sessions on project status with Area Manager and/or Client and highlight adverse schedule and cost variances for corrective actions.

  • Manages project cash flows by analyzing revenue in excess and accounts receivables. Drives actions within the project to achieve project targets.

  • Responsible for project revenue and profitability under area of responsibility.

  • Approves and submits any invoice/timesheet expenses which have business unit expenditures to the appropriate projects.

  • Oversees preparation and delivery of the financial project closeout report.

  • Conducts lessons learned sessions at key milestones identified within the construction execution plan in order to drive continuous improvement of the project and processes.

  • Coordinate with and respond to queries from internal and external clients.

Where possible, please include/attach proof of minimum requirements with resume application.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of College diploma/certificate required.

Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience required, within heavy construction.

Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) Certification required

H2S Alive Certification required

Fall Arrest and/or Fall Protection (OSSA issued ticket) Certification required

First Aid Certification required

Aerial work platform (AWP) Certification required

PMP Certification required

This position will be required to drive a vehicle on behalf of AECOM and therefore will require the candidate to submit a satisfactory drivers abstract for review

Preferred Qualifications

Technical engineering diploma is an asset.

Trade background with business acumen

University Education within Engineering, Commerce or equivalent would be an asset.

Professional Management Certification and/or Professional Engineering Certification preferred.

Intermediate Computer Skills: Microsoft Project-Primavera.

Expert Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint.


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.