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AECOM Project Manager III in Portland, Oregon

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a qualified Construction Project Manager to provide on-site PM/CM support for various Federal and K-12 School modernization, renovation and alteration, and tenant improvement construction projects. Projects are primarily located throughout the Portland Oregon metro area.

The responsibilities of the Construction Project Manager include:

  • 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.

  • Manages project scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and change management.

  • Serves as Owner’s Representative.

  • Reports directly to the PPM Pacific NW Market Sector Leader.

  • Under general direction: supports 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 primary point of contact in the field – reports to, collaborates with, and communicates with 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 assists in: d elivering revenues assigned from specific clients, promotes repeat business by delivering exceptional quality and execution of projects. Maintains profit margins, plans and completes project(s) without write-downs or erosion.

  • Has limited decision-making authority (as authorized) for assigned project(s).

  • Under general direction builds / supports collaborative project teams and directs / delegates to limited field and office staff assigned to the same project(s). Leads team in providing 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, recognizes risk and develops mitigation strategies, minimizes unsatisfactory work and exposure to claims.

  • Project specific responsibilities include but are not limited to : supports project from inception to completion, coordinates design review comments, conducts constructability reviews, manages submittal processing, provides quality assurance, observes and certifies work in place as part of processing invoices, manages meetings and site observations, performs labor interviews, manages change and claim management (RFI, PCO, and COP), tracks 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 other professional support and contract requirements. Coordinates and supports other AECOM field and project support personnel (estimators, schedulers, engineers, QA/inspectors, and consultants) through all project stages and phases. 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 : mentoring, coordination, field oversight, and direction of AECOM and consultant staff assigned to the same project(s) 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 plus 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.

  • Valid Driver's license

  • Must be able to pass: AECOM background check, client background check, including fingerprinting and security adjudication.


  • 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 and/or managing complex projects as a Construction focused Project Manager.

  • Knowledge of and proven 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).

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

  • Competent 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 (*)

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • 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.

(*) 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 t o 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.

(**) Job Hire is contingent upon AECOM being awarded "Position-2" under the current PPS On-Call Contract. Expected schedule would have this position starting between November 27 and December 4, 2023.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10093254

Business Line: PPM

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: On-Site