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AECOM VP, Global Program Delivery - Transportation in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - New York, New York

Alternate Locations US - Chicago, IL, US - Denver, CO, US - Houston, TX, US - Los Angeles, CA, US - San Francisco, CA

Job Summary

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly skilled 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.

We are currently building a pipeline of qualified candidates for an exciting upcoming opportunity for an experienced Program Director to join our newly established Global Program Management Office (PMO), End Market. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of our Global PMO, you will be an industry renowned leader, who will be the face of AECOM to our key infrastructure and developer clients whilst being responsible for leading the pursuit and delivery of major projects.

AECOM has a strong portfolio of growth projects in the area of High-Speed Rail, Transit, Underground and Overground. We are seeking a deep expertise in leading on Program Delivery in this key sector to help realise our key strategic objectives in offering our clients core advisory solutions. This role will be key to setting up and delivering end-to-end projects and programs, working closely with clients from a Business Development perspective, implementing best practice and working with AECOM’s project excellence teams.


Core responsibilities will include

  • AECOM representative, Client liaison and management

  • Leads the delivery (time, cost, quality) of the design, construction and operations programs.

  • Leads the implementation and maintains a very high level of Safety awareness and ensure the project complies with all requirements.

  • Leads the administration of the applicable contracts.

  • Developing and maintaining a communications plan for all project stakeholders and regularly updating in conjunction with the project team and the client

  • Presents progress and package issues to client team. Leads the production and reporting on the overall project program and actions required.

  • Communicating the critical path activities that will influence key milestones.

  • Ensuring critical internal milestones are incorporated into the program.

  • Discuss changes to the scope of work with the Client and key stakeholders.

  • Responsible for following up on instructions & commitments associated with the project

  • Establishes Project Execution Plan, Health & Safety Plan, Quality Control Plan and other documents in relation to our scope

  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project and monitors site staff performance

  • Plans, directs, supervises and controls the execution of all technical, fiscal and administrative functions of the project and the site team

  • Assigns responsibility to key subordinates in their respective fields of expertise

  • Provides input to performance reviews and develop plans for subordinates

  • Work with other managers, project engineers and discipline Heads to develop budgets, schedules and plans for the various elements of the project

  • Establishes internal weekly meetings to review project status and formulate action items

  • Represent the company in Client meetings.

  • Commercial understanding and administration of the project operating and legal documents.

  • Production of project reports including, monthly and quarterly reports.

  • Ensures compliance with AECOM corporate governance and Integrated Management System

  • You will continually contribute to harmonious client relationships at the project and market level

  • You will be an effective leader with tenacity and drive who is looking to achieve outstanding results and most importantly, be someone that enjoys sharing knowledge, supporting ideas and encouraging others to develop their skills and experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant Engineering field (i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural etc.) and/ or Project or Construction Management

  • Significant senior executive project management experience in Building and Construction or Infrastructure projects, specifically in Rail

  • Significant experience in working across geographies, sectors and within a matrix led organisation

  • Recent experience and knowledge of national and local government processes, procedures and codes and regulations preferred but not required.

  • Experience in delivery and execution of large-scale projects with a strong background in start-up, execution and handover of major projects.

  • Experience leading major government and/or semi-government international programs and projects with a proven track record of delivering project excellence in direct project manager role.

  • Experience of direct oversight of the following functions: engineering, project controls contracts, procurement, health, safety, security & environmental, risk management, financial management, quality assurance and quality control.

  • Record of engagement with a wide range of utility providers and commercial and public sector stakeholders.

  • Proven track record of instituting continuous improvement and of supporting capacity building / talent development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specific demonstrated experience in project and program management, PMP, APM or membership of a recognized professional institution preferred

  • Preferred Professional Engineering License in United States

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Global Program Mgmt

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244011BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.