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AECOM Regional Program Controls Director in Dallas, Texas

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.

Job Description

At AECOM, we define programs as the disciplined, systematic orchestration of resources (money, time, people, information) to plan, design, construct, and deliver a collection of projects in a coordinated way in order to obtain benefits for the owner not attainable if managed separately.

As part of our newly established Global Program Management (PgM) Business Line, we are currently recruiting a Program Controls Director as a member of the core team with primary responsibility for our US West region. This position can be based from a variety of major AECOM office locations in the US West Region.

Large programs require the management, coordination and integration of multiple, concurrent assignments. From concept through completion, we provide necessary technical and administrative services to help our clients meet their program objectives. We act as an extension of our clients’ staff, protecting their interests as our own.

As an industry leader in program management services for large capital programs, we oversee activities ranging from organizational and governance planning, to coordination, scheduling and cost control, and into design, construction and commissioning. We specialize in serving both public and private clients with extensive expertise in community infrastructure, including facilities for education, healthcare, national governments, sports and leisure, transportation, water and public gathering venues.

The Program Controls Director for the US West Region reports to the Vice President of Program Controls and forms a team with two other Regional Program Controls Directors, spanning the globe. Together this team is responsible for setting, managing and continually improving the delivery of Program Controls people, processes and tools for AECOM.

The Program Controls Director will be involved in all phases of program delivery from program advisory, through initiation, execution and close-out. They will act as the primary program controls interface for the US West Region, providing critical input to key business development activities, delivering advisory services and initiating programs.

The Global Program Controls team will also be responsible for the maintenance of a global community of practice, enabling the sharing of best practices and supporting staff in their personal career development. The team will be built with a diversity of skills and backgrounds with the specific intent that in this way the team will deliver value greater than the sum of its parts.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Global Program Management key point of contact for Program Controls in the US region and acts as a subject matter expert in Controls, reaching out to other key experts as required.

  • Understands the wider Global Program Management Business Line and acts a connector across the region and other Business Lines, in concert with the Program Controls team, the globe.

  • Supports the Vice President, Program Controls in the development and implementation of a strategic Controls framework that establishes standards, common tools, systems and processes consistent with industry best practices and highlighting and building upon AECOM’s current and past Controls portfolio and track record of success.

  • Collaborates with the AECOM Controls community of practice comprised of professionals across the firm experienced in and engaged in Controls services.

  • Provides Program Controls input into key program bids in the region.

  • Undertakes Program Initiation tasks in the region.

  • Undertakes Program Advisory tasks in the region.

  • Serves when called upon as a key participant in client negotiations.

  • Is an advocate of all aspects of Program Management in the region

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS plus at least 12 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education including at least 4 years of leadership experience

  • Possesses proven knowledge and expertise in Project and Program Controls Management

  • Experience delivering large scale programs of work

  • Experience in business development and excellent client interfacing skills.

  • Solid knowledge of all aspects of program controls (schedule management, critical path analysis, resource loading and leveling, cost, risk, reporting and change control etc).

  • Experience leading efforts managing budgets, financial commitments, cash flows and cost related data on complex programs

  • Has a demonstrated understanding and application of the knowledge and skills required of Controls managers; a demonstrated understanding and application of business development and program/project delivery processes; a demonstrated understanding of the scope and workings of best practice program/project Controls management frameworks; and is familiar with most of the technologies and delivery methods underpinning the solutions being delivered within capital programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideally Bachelor of Science Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying.

  • Responsible for staffing decisions to meet program/project objectives and seeks appropriate talent through prescribed Company processes and procedures.

  • Commercial awareness re: supply chain engagement and contracting mechanisms

  • Demonstrated capability to implement a Programmatic Controls system applicable to AECOM’s client services, including programs of high complexity.

  • Able to lead and manage Controls teams through all phases of planning, mobilization, execution, and closeout consistent with established delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget, quality and other specified requirements stated in the contract.

  • Understands how Controls impact the firm’s performance and attainment of client’s business objectives

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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: J10056424

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Global Business Lines

Career Area: Program & Project Management

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