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AECOM Project Development Manager in Los Angeles, California

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly talented Project Development Manager to support both new and modernization construction projects . This is an on-site client position supporting an large Educational Program and is based in Los Angeles, California.


At AECOM , 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020.

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”.

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer.

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019.

About DCSA—Program and Project Management

  • As an industry leader in program and construction management, we partner with clients to support projects from concept to completion. From education, healthcare, transportation and water facilities to sports, leisure, cultural arts and other public gathering venues, we deliver on the promise of protecting our clients’ interests as our own and building partnerships with the communities we serve.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to…

  • Assists the Facilities Asset Development Director in the development of project scope and

  • coordination of architectural planning, design, funding, and development of school facilities.

  • Plans and coordinates the execution of pre-construction activities associated with the preparation for the building of schools and modernization projects.

  • Provides functional direction over pre-construction project schedules, cost control, dispute resolution, and quality control.

  • Reviews pre-construction project status to monitor schedule and budget variances relative to submitted schedules.

  • Assists in coordinating the pre-construction program activities and related work products of those in other District branches and departments such as the Office of Environmental Health and Safety; Real Estate; Community Outreach; School Management Services/Master Planning and Demographics; Maintenance and Operations; Project Execution; Facilities Contracts; and Procurement.

  • Resolves pre-construction project issues by resolving differences of opinion, conflicts in schedules, and disagreements over the most efficient approach to the plan and design of new schools.

  • Reviews, recommends, and implements program and project level policy and procedural innovations.

  • Coordinates with representatives from various utility and government agencies to obtain timely action on successive phases of project completion.

  • Assesses bid specifications for District need and probability of completion within the specified timeline.

  • Makes presentations to Board Members, District administrators, and representatives of public agencies.

  • Reviews and verifies submitted applications for payment and performs overall fiscal management of multiple design and construction projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management plus at least six (6) years of experience managing the planning, design, construction and coordination of capital projects in educational facility construction or public works projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten (10) years of experience managing the planning, design, construction and coordination of capital projects.

  • Five (5) years of the above experience in educational facility construction or public works projects.

  • Experience with scoping and planning of new construction and/or modernization projects.

  • Experience with the Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes.

  • Experience with LEED and/or Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) projects.

  • Experience with the development of major facilities (CEQA, agency approvals, coordination with City and County agencies).

  • Experience with both project delivery and procurement methods for public projects.

  • Experience with community engagement processes and strong communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Experience utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM).

  • Experience in Formal Construction Partnering.

  • Construction Manager (CCM) credential by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI).

  • Registration as an Architect and/or Professional Engineer by the State of California.

  • LEED Professional Accreditation.

Additional Information

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

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 PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255570BR

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.