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Job Ref:  142042BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Texas
City:  Austin
04/10/2016 22:40

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
Program Management
Our specialists are responsible for the management and control of hundreds of major capital programs totaling over US$300 billion across all continents and market sectors, including transportation/infrastructure, mining and minerals, environmental, facilities, water and energy.

Job Summary
The individual appointed to the Gulf/Southwest Project Controls Lead role will work collaboratively as part of a multi-skilled, talented team, to achieve the defined Corporate and Regional goals for Project Controls. The individual should have demonstrated solid technical competency, both internal and client facing, and a high level of skill to analyze and solve complex problems as they directly support program and project management and project controls, which includes such functions as planning and scheduling, budgeting, change and claims management, expenditure tracking, project progress, development and deployment of Earned Value methodology, and cost and revenue forecasting (both internal and client facing).

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with current Project Managers, Project Controls staff and Business Unit Leaders to articulate the role of project controls across the enterprise, review and assess existing projects and identify potential opportunities for improvement or additional support
  • Support business development and project startup/execution approaches including defining project controls staffing requirements as well as providing specialized training, as requested
  • Support hands on project controls work on more complex and challenging projects, to include in process projects, kick off of projects as longer term resources are identified and other project work as required
  • Support a collective project controls resource management approach to include assessing and tracking existing staff, assignment durations, developing growth plans for the individuals (balanced with overall business unit needs and strategy) and identifying opportunities for development of staff
  • Assist in initiatives to include: standardization of processes and tools; participate in the deployment and evolution of standard AECOM solutions; support the networking with AECOM project controls community to share knowledge and resources across the corporation; support development of project controls best practices within AECOM, potentially working with a vast group of stakeholders; participate in an initiative focused on formal development of and providing mentoring programs for the AECOM project controls community

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 10 years relevant experience
  • Very high level of understanding of project controls tools, techniques and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and meeting delivery requirements
  • Experience in successfully leading teams
  • Track record with substantial, complex and varied project experience
  • Ability to execute duties with a focus on continuous improvement, both within the project controls community and AECOM operations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, possess interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships, and have demonstrated business acumen
  • Ability to travel domestically, as required
  • A valid driver's license is required

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ideal candidate will have experience using industry standard project controls software and cost accounting and earned value packages
  • Graduate degree a plus

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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