AECOM Portfolio Delivery Leader - Environmental Projects in Houston, Texas
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AECOM is looking to hire 2 Portfolio Delivery Leaders (PDL) to oversee projects and project teams within our Environmental Remediation Group. The role is set up to be remote, however we will need the candidate to reside within the United States of America.
The PDL will report directly to the Practice Operations Lead, will serve as Project Director, and will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of projects in the Remediation Practice of the Environment Business Line. The PDL will work closely with the Project Managers responsible for these projects to grow their financial acumen, project management capabilities, and drive overall project performance. The PDL will support the Practice Operations Lead in meeting Business Line objectives in the areas of financial profitability, project delivery, risk management, commercial terms evaluation, and budgeting and forecasting.
The ideal candidate for this opportunity has a natural drive and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of stakeholders, both internally and externally. The ideal PDL must have the ability to present information in a confident and concise manner to stakeholders. This opportunity requires someone who enjoys building relationships, is a team player, operates and responds in a fast-paced environment with less than complete information, is well-organized to understand priorities, and is familiar with the challenges projects with a variety of scopes and contract types bring.
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Accountability for the planning, safe execution, and delivery of a portfolio of Environment projects at As Sold or better financial KPIs.
Evaluating day-to-day project delivery performance, pricing strategies, risk management, forecasting and budgeting, and performance reporting for a ranging portfolio of Environment clients and projects.
Interpreting project performance figures to support risk evaluation and financial forecasting.
Providing proactive and hands-on support to project managers to support strong financial monitoring, prevent project issues, address risks, and make recommendations to improve project performance. This includes analyzing project costs, billings and schedules, driving cash flow, trouble-shooting problems both common and unique, supporting mitigation measures, and being “root cause oriented” in the resolution of issues.
Ensuring appropriate scheduling tools and processes are in use by the project team and are supported by the Project Controller (PC) and/or PDL.
Providing support to Project Managers (PM) by:
Fully understanding applicable contracts
Leading comprehensive project reviews covering scope, schedule, budget, risk, quality, resourcing, and client-focused agenda topics
Engaging project team at all milestones
Proactive management of change (cost, revenue budget, schedule, etc.)
Supporting dispute resolution, where required
Supporting timely and accurate Estimate-at-Completion (EAC) preparation and review
Proactively engaging project stakeholders
Identifying and implementing appropriate tools to track physical % complete and translate to Earned Value Management
Developing strong deputy project managers.
In partnership with Project Controls leadership, mentoring and directing the work of Project Controls staff to appropriately support both the common and unique needs of their assigned portfolio.
Assisting in the development and review of proposal resource plans, schedules and pricing that aligns with business line objectives and individual bid strategies. Supporting the client service/business development staff on key pursuits (e.g., initial evaluation of terms and conditions, commercial risk, and competitive advantage).
In coordination with the Department or Program Manager, providing guidance in assigning projects and pursuit efforts to project managers.
In partnership with the Department or Program Manager, continually evaluating performance of project managers within the portfolio, and mentoring project management staff to ensure timely, effective, and efficient performance of responsibilities.
Fostering career growth of project managers.
Developing PM risk competencies, including a strong contractual understanding of risk and contingency management
Supporting project managers and project team members with invoicing and cash collection strategy. Reviewing unbilled/accounts receivable portfolios and making recommendations for improved performance to drive appropriate Days Sales Outstanding (DSO).
Driving consistent project management practices and procedures in alignment with AECOM PM requirements.
Evaluating and driving AECOM delivery excellence practices including Healthy Start project reviews.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences or comparable technical or business professional degree
8+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Recent experience managing projects, including the development, monitoring and ownership of scope, schedule, budget, quality, team, subconsultants and client relationships
Understanding of scheduling concepts and earned value management
Strong project management skills, with experience in organizing, planning, and executing projects from pursuit through closeout, involving internal personnel, contractors, and vendors
Experience with multiple types of contracts – Fixed-Price, Fixed Unit Rates, Cost-Reimbursable (T&M), Performance-Based, Target-Price with Incentive, etc.
Broad knowledge of and experience in environmental consulting work in various markets including State/Local, Oil and Gas, Power, Infrastructure, Industrial, Mining and/or Federal.
Business development experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to present to an internal audience in a confident and concise manner and facilitate workshops
Change enabler with an ability to promote best practices and coach & mentor staff through change. Leader who thinks and acts globally, engaging the best and most appropriate AECOM resources on projects.
Strong positive communication style and collaborator when working through challenging issues, differences of opinion, project mitigation plans, etc.
Understanding of AECOM financial systems, procedures, and policies
Previous Project Management experience
Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $110,000 - $160,000. Please note that this role can be based anywhere in the United States and compensation data will vary in each location, including higher or lower than the stated range.
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Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Program & Project Management
Work Location Model: Remote