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AECOM Construction Management Project Officer in Long Island City, New York

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Construction Management Project Officer to be based in New York, NY. Will operate directly with the NYC SCA on projects related to schools throughout New York City and the surrounding boroughs. Will oversee, as the SCA’s on-site representative, various construction projects in various stages of development.


  • Provide the administration and coordination of activities for the design and construction of the more complex and/or highly visible construction and modernization projects under the guidance of a senior-level SCA Project Officer.

  • Ensure the quality and high standards of performance and compliance in both design and construction by all consultants, vendors, etc.

  • Make decisions and take action in a timely manner to expedite the timely completion of the construction process.

  • Correct mistakes and errors in design and construction before they can be extensively incorporated into the project or as early in the construction process as possible.

  • Responsibilities are varied and include coordinative problem-solving and managerial functions of these projects.

  • Make decisions on phasing and scheduling of projects. Prepare and/or ensure the preparation of schedules for planning, design, and construction. Monitor schedules and take appropriate actions to ensure that the project is completed on schedule and within the approved cost limitations.

  • Provide ongoing interface with contractors, construction managers, local school personnel, and Senior Project Officers on project issues; routinely interact with SCA senior managers on such matters.

  • Participate in the development and issuance of project procedures and policies; review and make recommendations on SCA-wide procedures and policies.

  • Provide guidance and advice to lower-level Project Officers.

  • Resolve issues and problems raised in field reports made by architects and construction management staff.

  • Work with architect/engineer of record regarding change orders, interpretation of contract documents, shop drawing submittals/approvals, and other technical matters as required to ensure a structurally sound, code-compliant, and aesthetic facility.

  • Issue field memoranda or directives to contractors to enforce contract compliance. Advise senior management regarding the necessity for the assessment of liquidated damages and other contractual enforcement mechanisms, including default.

  • Use independent judgment to make on-site change order decisions and have the authority to negotiate with contractors and commit the SCA’s resources to such change orders

  • Review contractors' claims or disputed work and advise senior management as to appropriate action. Compile contract and project documentation necessary for adjudicating or denying such claims.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a related field + 2 years relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Valid Drivers License

  • Due to the nature of the job, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Five (5) years of full-time, progressively responsible work as a technical specialist in one or more construction and design-related fields; two (2) years must involve managing all phases of construction work on a scale and scope similar to the SCA.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available.

  • NYC borough location preference(s) will be honored.

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $87,000 - $115,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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

ReqID: J10100973

Business Line: PPM

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: On-Site