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AECOM Area Manager – Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection in San Diego, California

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Area Manager – Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection to be based in San Diego, CA .

  • Responsible for the overall management administration to project and assists in establishing project specific objectives and policies.

  • Provides management and guidance to subordinate managers, enforces company and project policies, and a primary liaison between AECOM and client interface.

  • Oversees and ensures all facets of the project are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule through subordinate managers and supervisors.

  • Responsible for administering the project from budgeting/schedule stage through procurement and contract closeout.

Position Description

The Area Manager (AM) will report to the New Terminal 1 (NT1) Terminal Project Manager. The position’s scope includes projects within assigned functional area. In general, the Area Manager’s focus for the Program Team is to work with a Design-Build and Inspection teams to deliver the respective program functional area assigned within schedule and within budget. This includes coordinating logistics issues, change management issues, schedule issues, technical issues, and various stakeholder issues. This role requires coordination primarily with the Design-Build and Inspection teams, but also the various groups with interests in the area including airport operations, 3rd-party stakeholders, maintenance personnel, subcontractors, commissioning teams, activation teams, and subject matter experts. The role requires technical knowledge, ability to manage scope, schedule and budget, a diplomatic demeanor, and a proactive approach to problem solving.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be familiar with scope and schedule for all projects occurring within the AM’s area of responsibility that are slated for construction within next three years.

  • Understand Validated Project Definition Document, Owner Design and Construction Standards, Project Performance Specifications, and the related plans and specifications issued by the Design Build Team.

  • Identify areas of potential conflict between scopes of work and facilitate coordination sessions between individual project participants. Similarly, identify areas of potential overlaps of work and make recommendations concerning opportunities for more efficient (less disruptive) packaging and/or procurement of the work.

  • In conjunction with Subject Matter Experts and Inspectors, identify scope elements that are not within standards (PDD, D&C Standards, Performance Specs), and alert Project Manager and others as may be appropriate.

  • Proactively look for logistics issues, quality issues, scope issues, and other issues that, if not resolved, will impede progress of the field work of the respective area. Proactively collaborate with teams in the Area to find solutions to issues and provide recommendations.

  • Participate in review of deliverables including design deliverables and construction bulletins for compliance with the owner requirements

  • Participate in Change Management of the elements related to AM respective area. Provide recommendations to Project Manager related to merit of requested changes and follow-up with necessary change management documentation.

  • Participate in schedule evaluation related to AM respective area. Provide recommendations to Project Manager related to schedule and validity of potential schedule as well as be knowledgeable about current ongoing progress.

  • Attend project meetings run by the individual Project Managers, Inspectors or Design-Builder throughout the life of the program.

  • Meet regularly with stakeholders (Operations, Tenants, etc.) to inform them of upcoming work and get input from them on potential impacts.

  • Work with utility shut-down expert and engineering technical support and make recommendations for timing of utility shutdowns. Draft Disruption Notices and Impact Statements as required.

  • Act as responsible party to ensure that all construction is in accordance with Plans and specifications.

  • Develops appropriate tracking and record keeping tools.

  • Coordinate commissioning of the equipment with Authority’s Commissioning Agent.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Must pass drug/alcohol/motor vehicle and background check.

  • Must have previous experience on minimum of one operating airport.

  • Night and weekend work will be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in construction of large infrastructure projects.

  • Proficient with engineering / architectural building systems and coordination among those systems.

  • Demonstrable experience in field construction observation of building systems.

  • Able to work under pressure on high-profile complicated assignments.

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $122,820.39 - $227,217.73.

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.

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: J10082270

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: On-Site