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AECOM Deputy Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

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.

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.

About AECOM:

AECOM is a globally recognized architecture and engineering design firm. This global presence allows our diverse and creative designers to have a positive impact on millions of lives located around the globe. Our practice is centered around people and the way that they interact and experience our designs and the built environment. By leveraging the design thought process our multi-disciplinary teams develop solutions that solve client and global challenges. Our projects have a direct positive impact on the spaces and policies that define the world we live in, ultimately creating a thoughtful, resilient and beautiful future.

This candidate will help AECOM deliver peer recognized design work while striving to incorporate our Environmental, Social, and Governance goals on each project.

About Buildings + Places:

Our Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building and system engineering, urbanism and planning (inclusive of landscape design), strategy + (workplace consulting), economics, technology solutions, asset advisory, and cost and program management. This diverse team assists our clients from strategy through project realization, creating positive outcomes for those who occupy and use the buildings and environments we help to create. Our Chicago studio focuses on the Commercial/Corporate, Science and Technology, Higher Education and Federal market sectors. We look to combine beauty, sustainability, resiliency, equity, and innovation in our projects and believe these values can be instilled in any project regardless of size or budget.

Some of our recent projects include the new LA Clippers Arena, the Chicago Riverwalk, Autonomous Vehicle R&D Facilities, neighborhood resilience plans, cutting edge scientific research facilities, and global headquarters.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Deputy Project Manager to be based in Chicago, IL.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

The Deputy Project Manager will assist in the leading and execution of interdisciplinary projects that will include a broad range of customers and project types. The role will report to a Senior Project Manager and will be responsible for assisting in the management of project scope, schedule, and budget across the project lifecycle - from conceptual studies to full design and construction administration.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the delivery of project from proposal phase through Client handover.

  • Point of contact for Clients and manages the relationship with all stakeholders

  • Assists in the management of all aspects of a project including project needs and requirements, schedule, fees, deliverables, contract terms and conditions, and the like.

  • Coordination of internal and external project team members.

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate; written, verbal, and presentations.

  • Provide senior management with project updates included status of project budget, deliverables, quality, and client relationship.

  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.

  • Will assist in project pursuits, including generation of Scope of Work, project team, fee production, and review of terms and conditions.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or a related field + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite; word, excel, powerpoint

  • Strong understanding of design process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of relevant experience

  • Willingness to obtain PMP certification

  • Ability to work independently on tasks and knowing ideal times to seek guidance from senior team members.

  • Must be detail oriented, thorough, well-organized and be able to effectively manage time.

  • Outstanding oral communication, written and presentation skills.

  • Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy.

  • General understanding of differing contract types.

  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with ability to prioritize tasks, requires strong organizational skills.

  • Proactive and goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently and manage change effectively.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available

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: J10078044

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management