AECOM Project Finance & Commercial Manager in Melbourne, Australia
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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.
As the Project Finance and Commercial Manager, you will lead and support the Project Managers and Project Finance Team regarding the APIC / Oracle accounts system, controls project costs, and meet cost reporting requirements for both internal project management and client reporting. In conjunction with the Project or Program Manager, you will manage AECOM’s commercial interests and identify opportunities to manage risks and benefits. You will also mentor and support cost control/financial team members across a program of Major Projects.
This role maintains and further develops their professional and technical skills to the highest level and supports the development and training of leading-edge technical skills, whilst considering and adopting practical ways to standardize and create efficiencies across the program of projects that add value to AECOM and its clients.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
(Note that the following lists a full range of competencies expected across a team of Project Finance and Commercial Managers. Every Project Finance and Commercial Manager is unique. They bring their own skills, knowledge and experiences to an organisation and have a variety of career aspirations. Whilst we expect our Finance and Commercial Managers to have a range of competencies already developed, our career planning processes also supports them in enhancing their skills and professional development tailored to the skills and interests of the individual as well as the needs of the business).
Leading and supporting development of commercial capability improvement at project and program level.
Maintaining effective working relationships with internal Finance and Commercial functions.
Support the project leadership team in identifying commercial risks and opportunities
Capturing, calculating, analysing, reporting and making recommendations on project data including funding, budgeting, commitments, certifieds (actual costs), estimates, resourcing and other commercial considerations.
Supervising data input, coding, loading and quality control.
Providing assurance (process compliance) of relevant process documentation.
Performing Earned Value calculations relative to cost and schedule.
Use of cost control/cost management software applications.
Develops long-term effective business partnerships.
Preparation of specialised programme reports and presentations for management.
Support the project manager in administering the project contract/consultancy agreement including commercial/contractual communications.
Active participant in risk and opportunity assessments, internal commercial discussions, project reviews and the like.
Ideally, you will have:
Experience in Major Infrastructure Projects.
Previous experience with project accounting/cost/project controls
Experience in the engineering consulting environment
Experienced delivering to Contractor clients
Successful track record in field of expertise and substantial project experience.
Able to prioritise multiple tasks and be proactive in meeting deadlines.
Highly motivated and enthusiastic – eager to learn and take on new tasks
Appropriate tertiary qualification with demonstrated commercial acumen.
Experience with Oracle an advantage
The ability to be an attentive and active listener
Timely and effective communicator.
Our team is looking for someone with a strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn and a desire to work in dynamic, deadline driven team environment.
Benefits at AECOM
AECOM is a place where you can maximize your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.
We're an Equal Opportunity Employer and we've committed to creating a culture that embraces flexibility for all team members. We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.
Flexible start and finish times, working from home
Working from Home Tool Kits + Mobile Phone
State of the art, modern offices
Paid Parental and Partner Leave
Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging
Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers
Wellbeing benefits e.g., vaccinations, health insurance discounts
Employee stock purchase plans
Professional and technical development opportunities.
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.
Business Line: Geography OH
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: ANZ
Career Area: Program & Project Management
Work Location Model: Hybrid