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Job Ref:  144430BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Oregon
City:  Portland
11/10/2016 22:39

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
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Project Controls Engineer for immediate employment in the Seattle, WA office.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Sets up, develops and manipulates spreadsheets, as well as assist Project Manager with budget tracking
  • Assists Project Manager with administrative and financial aspects of medium size, complexity and risk projects
  • Assist Project Manager with submitting proper job setup data, forms and attachments
  • Assist Project Manager with setting up invoice, including format, required backup attachments and rates per client requirements, timing, review process, and plan for follow-up on any past due accounts receivable.
  • Review project metrics regularly and advise Project Manager of discrepancies or issues, investigating variances in data as needed, especially concerning invoicing clients, accounts receivable, subcontractor invoices, approval and payments, and other accounts payables
  • May review and track subcontractor invoices, coding as necessary, and escalating issues to Project Manager.
  • May prepare Work Authorization forms for new contracts, modifications and job closures
  • May review invoices for consistency with contract requirements and rates
  • May assist other Project/Contract Administrators in preparing contracts with clients and sub-consultants, as well as contract modifications, etc.
  • Interacts with Project Managers and accounting staff on an as-needed basis
  • Follows up and reports on accounts receivables, as well as unbilled issues, as assigned
  • Assist other project and contract administration staff as needed

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 13 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 communications skills, possess interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships, and have demonstrated business acumen
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ideal candidate will have experience using industry standard project controls software and cost accounting and earned value packages (ie, Primavera, Excel)

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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