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AECOM Project Controls Specialist in Panama City, Panama

Job Summary

AECOM Panama is seeking a highly motivated Project Control Specialist for employment in Panama Office. AECOM is searching for candidates that can be a role model, be client-focused, be impactful and be decisive.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

Functions include but are not limited to the following:

Opportunity phase

  • Supports Go/No Go preparations, forms and gathering information and process, as directed by Project Manager/Supervisor

  • Review project controls requirements of RFP/opportunity. Provide project controls support for proposal deliverables.

  • Understand proposal pricing approach and support as appropriate. Develop basic capabilities with company standard pricing tools and support as directed.

Planning phase

  • Coordinate with PM/Project team in coordinating contract review process for new contracts, modifications and job closures.

  • Develop familiarity with support review of contract risk types and methods to identify and support management of risk on projects.

  • Understanding of revenue recognition on projects.

  • Investigate/elevate financial project issues such as segmentation, work at risk, and revenue recognition during project setup.

  • Review scope definition documents and support PM with development of WBS development, to support proper job setup for cost and schedule development, progress tracking, risk analysis, client billing.

  • Assist in preparing, updating, and monitoring schedules and preparing status reports and staffing curves, in alignment with scope of work and resource, including subcontractors and consultants, planned to execute scope.

  • May coordinate/assist other Project team/procurement in coordinating documentation to support procurement of required sub-consultants and vendors.

  • Support PM in development and review of project cost and revenue baseline, based on above elements.

  • Develop knowledge and support coordination of performance measurement and earned value plan and updates during execution.

  • Understand contractual invoicing requirements. Review invoice support requirements, during execution, with Project Manager.

  • Understand necessary components of project setups and be able to initiate and set up projects with Project Manager supervision.

  • Execution phase

  • Ability to develop reports based on understanding Project managers need.

  • Integrate cost and schedule data/baseline with company’s enterprise system, to facilitate Projects financial goals

  • Support PM in the coordination of preparation of project reviews

  • Identifies cost/schedule variances, investigates root call and elevates to Project Management. Discuss corrective action and role is supporting.

  • Assist Project Manager, as direct, with tracking budget, project costs, labor hours, schedule updates, installed quantities and progress measurements for work to include direct hire and subcontracted work.

  • Measure progress and review performance trends. Support accumulation of and access to historical data, such as performance experience, for use in maintaining a realistic basis for future planning, forecasting and estimate at complete development (EAC).

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in engineering

  • 4 years experience in a similar role

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

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

Job Category Engineering - Project / Program / Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Panama

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 274309BR

Virtual: No

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.