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AECOM Community Infrastructure Senior Project Manager-USAID in Bogota, Colombia

Job Summary

AECOM has excellent career opportunities for a creative, highly talented and experienced Community Infrastructure Project Manager (CIPM) for a USAID-funded community infrastructure projects in Colombia. The CIPM will lead the professional, technical, and administrative activities required for successful implementation of social and community infrastructure projects in rural areas around Colombia. This position will report to AECOM’s Chief of Party (COP) of the project.

The CIPM will bear primary responsibility for the technical aspects of work activity performance, as well as management-related requirements of the project such as procurement, personnel, reporting, and financial administration within the social and community projects. The CIPM position requires to coordinate and manage multiple simultaneous tasks, strong decision-making skills and the ability to ensure coherence and consistency throughout the project lifecycle.

The CIPM will coordinate a multi-discipline architecture and engineering (A&E) services team including specialized rural development staff and other technical experts to deliver innovative solutions in a developing post-conflict environment. Working in coordination with USAID, national, subnational, and community-level stakeholders, the CIPM will assure the delivery of A&E and other technical services required for the delivery of community infrastructure. The CIPM will manage all phases of rural infrastructure development work including community engagement, planning, design, procurement, construction oversight, and operations and management planning and training. He/she is responsible for quality and compliant delivery of works under both subcontracts and grant mechanisms. Community infrastructure includes tertiary and secondary roads, municipal facilities such as schools, clinics and government buildings, agricultural infrastructure and others.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a multi-functional team, provide leadership, technical direction, and quality oversight to achieve project objectives in coordination with stakeholders and partners

  • Implementation and control of project processes and procedures needed to conduct A&E and other services in multiple remote locations.

  • Establish good working relationships with special communities, municipal, department-level officials

  • Manage technical teams in the development of technical deliverables.

  • Oversee development of designs appropriate for the local context meeting all local and intl. standards.

  • Provide oversight in the development of tender packages for construction of community infrastructure.

  • Identify and manage technical resource needs with AECOM project support staff

  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation, provide mitigation strategies

  • Ensure that systems are established and maintained, and adequate resources are applied to meet requirements for cost, schedule and quality requirements

  • Ensure compliance with USAID reporting requirements, budget and schedule

  • Manage consultants and staff in the development and implementation of gender and social inclusion.

  • Monitor project subcontractors and partners,

  • Manage Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning program and comply with all USAID reporting

  • Ensure establishment of quality control processes in a consistent and transparent manner for all work activities and functions

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree;

  • Experience implementing USAID or other donor funded local community infrastructure projects;

  • 10 plus years of professional experience in A&E infrastructure design programs and/or construction management programs with specific focus on community infrastructure.

  • At least five years at a level of social and community project manager for large projects with multiple tasks or contracts, including feasibility studies, designs and construction oversight of rural roads, facilities and/or municipal infrastructure.

  • Familiarity with local, US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR)

  • Ability to travel and work close to the communities, understanding their needs, resources and requirements to fulfill the expectations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • 10 plus years of professional experience in A&E infrastructure design programs and construction management programs

  • Experience in the management of USAID or other donor funded programs

  • Experience with the management of grant programs, community infrastructure financing

  • Oversight experience in the delivery capacity building programs and/ or social inclusion initiatives within technical programs

  • Previous experience working on USAID programs or similar in Colombia and/ or Latin America.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Colombia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 264050BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.