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Job Ref:  137544BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Alberta
City:  Calgary
30/09/2016 11:53

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
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We offer extensive global experience in upstream, midstream, downstream, marketing and distribution, and alternative energy segments serving the entire lifecycle of oil and gas company assets. Our expertise in providing the full range of mission-critical services is sought after by private-sector and national/state-owned oil and gas companies.

Job Summary
AECOM is seeking a Program Director for future opportunities to be based in our Calgary, Alberta location.

This position will report to the Line VP during the project execution phase, and is responsible for leading the successful planning, execution and close out of the project. This includes management of the overall project to ensure successful delivery on the contractual commitments and financial targets for the project in order to achieve or exceed the profitability targets for the Division.

May include the following responsibilities:
  • Coach and mentor the project team staff. Oversee and direct the project team.
  • Ensure staffing plans are developed and functional coverage is maintained for the project.
  • Align the group to the Managed Transfer Process, and be directly involved with the team's progression opportunities.
  • Perform Performance Management reviews on direct reports to enhance employee development. Identify key project resources and jointly with the Functional Managers develop succession plans for these people.
  • Provide leadership in the Safety Management System (SMS) within the project team.
  • Develop the project budget for direct, indirect and other costs based on estimates provided for identified project scope of work.
  • Support the constructability assessments for new projects, by working closely with the project teams and the Client.
  • Utilizing the Construction Project Delivery System, lead the project team through the construction project phases.
  • Assist the Vice President in developing the contracting strategies, commercial terms for the project and finalizing the project contract.
  • Work with the project team to develop the project schedule and conduct regular reviews and updates to the schedule based on project progress and change.
  • Oversee the change management process and approval of all trends and change orders.
  • Review and provide input into the project turnover strategy (and commissioning where applicable). Work with the Client to finalize agreement on the turnover plan (and commissioning where applicable), which will identify the roles and responsibilities.
  • Review all performance indicators on a shift basis, and as part of the monthly construction and business operation reviews. Provide input and take actions where required to hit targets.
  • As a member of the Portfolio Management Team, represent the project by providing project updates and participate in new project opportunity recommendations.
  • Align the project team to the contractual obligations and participate in contract review meetings.
  • Manage and apply risk management to any project risks to ensure risk is minimized.
  • Manage the manpower loading requirements by reviewing the bi-weekly manpower forecast and prioritizing labour loading based on project requirements and business priorities.
  • Forecast project revenues and margins. Conduct monthly analysis to identify opportunities to meet project targets
  • Manage project cash flows by analyzing revenue in excess and accounts receivables. Drive actions within the project to achieve project targets.
  • Oversee preparation and delivery of the Financial Project Closeout Report.
  • Develop the construction execution plan and manage the plan through regular meetings with the project team.
  • Represent the company in Client Engineering meetings. Hold both parties accountable for delivery of materials and engineering packages as defined within the project execution plan.
  • Approve and submit any invoice/timesheet expenses which have business unit expenditures to the appropriate projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum of College diploma/certificate required
Minimum of 10-15 years in the Industrial Construction Industry
A valid Class 1 or Class 5 driver's license and a clean driver's abstract are requirements of this position.

Preferred Qualifications
University Education within Engineering, Commerce or equivalent would be preferred.
Project Management Certification and/or Professional Engineering Certification would also be preferred.
Intermediate Computer Skills: Microsoft Project, Primavera.
Expert Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint.
Previous experience managing projects greater than $300 million would be an asset.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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