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AECOM Project Manager I in Portland, Oregon

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 is seeking a Project Manager I to be based in Portland, Oregon .

The job responsibilities of the Project Manager include:

  • Responsible for managing project(s) involving the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from inception to completion, delivering a functionally and financially viable project completed on time within authorized cost and to the required quality.

  • Assists with Managing project scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and change management.

  • Under general direction supports one or more less complex projects or phases / portions of a portfolio of clients with multiple complex projects in active and secure buildings / campuses, consisting of major modernization, renovation and alteration projects, systems upgrades, and tenant improvement projects for Federal (GSA) and State School Districts (PPS) buildings and sites.

  • Serves as part of a field team – reports to more senior field PM, assists with duties supporting the Owner’s project team (CO, PM, COR, Ppty Mgr, O&M, stakeholders, etc); and professionally interfaces with the project design and constructor teams, provides proactive project assessment and support, and maintains team engagement, and client satisfaction.

  • Under general direction contributes to the delivery of revenues assigned from specific clients, promotes repeat business by delivering exceptional quality and support in the execution of projects. Within individual's area of responsibility, consistently identifies potential project problems or opportunities in a proactive manner, analyzes the issues using all appropriate resources, develops alternatives and arrives at the most optimum approach to mitigate problems or exploit opportunities.

  • Has limited independent decision-making authority (as authorized) but makes sound, well-informed and objective decisions relating to assigned project with a strong understanding of the impact and implications of decisions

  • Under general direction models and contributes to the collaborative project teams and completes delegated assignment(s). Contributes to team in providing quality completion of assigned responsibilities as part of the comprehensive construction management assist support services and owner’s representation, provides on-site observation / progress documentation of the construction activities, completion of work, contract compliance, understands how to recognizes risk and adhere to mitigation strategies, minimizes unsatisfactory work.

  • Project Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to: supports project stages, phases, or likely from inception to completion, assists with coordinating design review comments, understands constructability reviews, assists with submittal processing, assists with providing quality assurance, observing and certifying work in place as part of processing invoices, assists with managing meetings and site observations, performs labor interviews, assists with managing change and claim management (RFI, PCO, and COP), assists with tracking project status and quality compliance providing reports relative to schedule, cost control, quality, staffing, observe building / worker / tenant and public safety, provides tenant and stakeholder communications, maintains accurate, fair, and unbiased dailies, and contributes to other professional support and contract requirements. Follows and executes the projects in compliance with the Quality Management System and manages project data via the clients’ preferred PIMS.

  • Non-managerial position responsibilities include assisting with coordination and field observation to ensure continuous improvement, and quality completion of assigned and delegated tasks and project responsibilities supporting the contract requirements and client satisfaction.



  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • A valid driver's license.

  • Client background screening, fingerprinting, and security adjudication is a condition for employment and is required (*)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related field.

  • Professional Engineering Certification, License or Architectural Registration a plus.

  • Federal (or state/municipal) governmental experience.

  • K12 (or Community College/College/University) experience.

  • Experience supporting projects as a Construction focused Project Manager.

  • Basic knowledge of and experience with planning and procurement phase management (planning, PDS, POR, OPR documents, acquisition support, and BD, D-B-B, CMc procurement); design phase management (design and constructability reviews, submittals, value added); construction phase management (CM/PM support services, Owner’s Representation, field observation, and contract management), closeout and warranty phase management (Cx support, warranty backcheck).

  • Foundational knowledge of engineering and construction principles, practices and procedures, applicable codes, laws and regulations, principles of project management, and field activities.

  • Basic knowledge of contract administration, public contract codes, federal acquisition regulations.

  • Professional demeanor, attentive and accommodating customer service skills, clear and detailed oral and written communication skills, collaborative team building skills, lead by example, proactive problem solver, capable of adjusting to changing job environments.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, and project specific support software: review and PIMS,CAD/BIM, Bluebeam, Procore, etc.

  • Familiarity with accepted buildings practices, materials and techniques, safety procedures, experience with codes and permitting.

  • Ability to safely move throughout an active construction job site.

  • PMP and/or CCM Certification.

Additional Information

  • Duties will be performed 75%+ at clients’ construction site (but not an embedded). Travel outside the extended Portland metro area is not anticipated.

  • AECOM background screening, fingerprinting, DMV/MVA screening will be required.

  • Client background screening, fingerprinting, and security adjudication is a condition for employment and is required (*)

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation and/or per diem are not available for this position.

  • Exempt position work schedule is typically five weekday / eight hour workday (occasionally four weekday, ten hour workday) for a standard forty hour minimum workweek with infrequent additional hours expected. Occasional alternate hours are required to coincide and align with contractor activities and events occurring evenings or weekends.

  • Will report directly to the PPM Pacific NW Market Sector Leader.

(*) Due to the nature of the work assignments, applicant must be a US Citizen -or- have a Green Card with 3 years continuous US residency in order to qualify for the required security clearance. Job hire is contingent upon applicant successfully completing and passing the adjudication and badging requirements for both Portland Public Schools and the HSPD-12 Tier-1 Security Credential.

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: J10093385

Business Line: PPM

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: On-Site