AECOM Design Program Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Line Architecture

Position Title Design Program Manager

United States of America - Massachusetts


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly talented and experienced Design Program Manager for immediate employment in our Boston office. This individual should have significant experience with managing design, operations and construction projects for pharmaceutical, science or health research and development capital improvement programs. This leadership position requires the technical skills to effectively manage new, replacement, and renovation projects, coordinating the work of the project and controls management team while delivering excellent customer service to the client leadership, user groups and staff.

AECOM’s Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. We offer exciting work, great clients and an award winning portfolio. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture.

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

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

  • Collaborate and partner with client to provide strategic planning and delivery of office and laboratory improvements to client’s real estate portfolio

  • Report to Regional Program Manager with weekly communications

  • Develop and implement action plans for each project team

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

  • Analyze and recommend value based design and delivery strategies for different program components to 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

  • Provide leadership and coordination for team operations through planning, design, and construction processes with a results-driven management approach

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

  • 10+ years of experience with project management and program management of pharmaceutical, science or health research and development type capital improvement programs and projects

  • Familiarity with construction management, project controls (cost and schedule), web based collaboration PMIS or similar platform

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

  • Strong experience in leadership roles with pharmaceutical, science or health research and development capital improvement programs to include design and construction management efforts

  • Report effectively in written/oral form of project progress, budget status, issues and resolutions to program leadership and client stakeholders

  • Versed in cost control, scheduling, change management and contract management expectations in alignment with the PMO (Project Management Office)

  • Ability to lead multiple project teams with concurrent projects.

  • Experience managing team with 10+ staff is required

  • Experience developing work plans, budgets and scope definition for multi-project engagements

  • Experience with integrated project delivery

  • Effective negotiation and dispute resolution skills are a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

  • Registered Architect

  • Strong experience at leadership levels for capital improvement program teams

  • Preference for research and development laboratory programs experience

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 to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

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Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Group

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179305BR

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.