AECOM Construction Specialist (Disaster Recovery) in Houston, Texas

Business Line Water

Position Title Construction Specialist (Disaster Recovery)

United States of America - Texas


Job Summary

The Construction Specialist will assist with the implementation of Disaster Recovery Programs, including the oversight of managers and distribution of resources within a specific functional area. The Construction Specialist should maintain a complete understanding of all applicable Program policies and requirements.

The Construction Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with senior leadership and the applicant to identify projects that comply with the established categories of work for the program.

  • Manage all aspects of pre-construction including, but not limited to: inspections, estimated costs to repair (ECR), surveying, development of program compliant plans and specifications and any other construction documents required by the Program.

  • Maintain a complete understanding of the all applicable Program policies and requirements.

  • Oversee the implementation of specific parts of the construction project, which may include oversight and distribution of resources within the specific functional area.

  • Inspect and determine extent of damage to residential and/or commercial properties.

  • Develop scopes of work and cost information/estimates for repair or replacement of disaster related residential or commercial property damage.

  • Develop and/or validate project worksheets (PWs) for eligible damages.

  • Manage team members and General Contractors during disaster recovery residential repairs/construction.

  • Maintain a complete understanding of local building codes and regulations.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma

  • 5+ years of professional level residential construction management experience including 4+ years of experience in hazard mitigation, housing, community development, economic development or related fields

  • Ability to mobilize immediately, to a location determined by the Client

  • Ability to manage Task Leaders and General Contractors, organize and prioritize work to ensure that adequate time and attention is devoted to individual tasks while remaining acutely aware of timelines, meeting deadlines, and performance measures

  • Advanced time management skills which utilize high-level strategies that aid staff in managing time, productivity, and effectiveness

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; relevant advanced degrees and/or certifications are preferred

  • Related professional registrations or certification preferred.

  • 5+ years of disaster recovery construction experience preferred

  • Experience with CDBG housing and/or FEMA hazard mitigation programs or similar programs/projects is preferred

  • Advanced level Microsoft Office skills; ability to import, create formulas, pivot tables, export data and run reports in Microsoft Excel; ability to quickly learn new software applications

  • Knowledge and functional experience with estimation services (Xactimate)

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Construction Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 180850BR

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.