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AECOM Project Manager in Clifton, New Jersey

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line dedicated to excellence and integrated architecture, engineering and interiors design solutions. Clients trust AECOM to design the buildings and public spaces that shape where we live, work, and play while sustaining people, connecting communities and protecting the natural world.

AECOM is seeking a creative, highly talented Project Manager to join our practice and grow our government market. Our Project Managers work directly with the client and stakeholders to ensure project and program objectives are met. Additionally, they will maintain and deliver high quality projects on time and within budgets while establishing and maintaining excellent client relations.

The major responsibilities of this role include:

Project/Practice Management

  • Creates and executes project work plans, project executions plans, risk mitigation plans, etc.

  • Identifies staffing needs and assigns individual responsibilities

  • Manages the day-to-day operational aspects of a project, including the budget, base scope and additional services

  • Reviews deliverables prepared by the team

  • Prepares for internal monthly project reviews and quality assurance procedures

  • Assumes responsibility (in partnership with the Market Leader and Project Approver) for financial, technical and design excellence, overall quality and client satisfaction

  • Ensures project documents, including legal documents, contracts, and task orders are reviewed, approved, signed and filed per the AECOM project management framework

Project Accounting

  • Updates the project EAC monthly and monitors WIP, AR, SCM, DLM, EBITA, GM, NSR.

  • Tracks and reports hours and expenses

  • Manages project budget and expenses

  • Determines appropriate revenue/margin recognitions, ensures timely and accurate invoicing, monitors project receivables, and is responsible for collection of AR

  • Analyzes projects profitability, revenue, margin, bill rates and utilization


  • Facilities team and client meetings

  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to the client, team, and internal leadership

  • Delivers engaging, informative, and well organized presentations

  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion


  • Consistently acknowledges, appreciates, and motivates both individual staff and project team

  • Effectively utilizes each team member to his/her fullest potential

  • Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members

Technical Understanding

  • Utilizes their general understanding in the areas relevant for the projects managed

  • Regularly seeks continuing education opportunities

Client Management

  • Manages day-to-day client interaction and expectations

  • Develops lasting relationships with clients

  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions

  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction


  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for changes

  • Manages change processes effectively

  • Remains engaged and knowledgeable regarding industry practices

Business Development

  • Identifies business development and additional service opportunities for all disciplines as they relate to a specific project, program or client

  • Engages in proposal efforts, working as the internal or external capture manager, including completing project scoping and pricing


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelors Degree in Architecture or Engineering or other related field and 6 years of related experience

  • Demonstrated and extensive experience as a Project Manager within any of the following markets: Federal Government, Transportation or State & Local Government, Justice, Education, Corporate or Commercial

  • Due to the nature of this role, must be a United States Citizen

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Sponsorship is not offered for this role.

Relocation assistance is not offered for this role.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10083647

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid