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AECOM Risk Management Sr Manager in Los Angeles, California

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Sr Risk Manager to be based Los Angeles, CA.

This position is responsible for:

  • Creating a culture for value optimization through active risk management across our program delivery programs and internally.

  • Leading, promoting, setting up and implementing program risk management systems on large scale program delivery contracts.

  • Leading, promoting, setting up and implementing value seeking processes to increase value delivery to our clients.

  • Acting as an ambassador for risk management, coaching others in the requirements, processes and benefits of risk management.

To do this, the position will:

  • Lead the Risk Management function at a program level to provide effective direction and motivation.

  • Establish Value Optimization processes at a program level to seek opportunities to improve quality, performance or cost across the program.

  • Manage project level risk management and value management staff.

  • Ensure board adoption of risk and value practices though the AECOM program delivery business.

  • Support the business leadership in managing risk and value in its internal operations.

  • Use knowledge and experience to ensure identification and management of all significant risks to achievement of program objectives.

Specific Activities include:

  • Ensuring that resources are made available to maintain efficient and timely capture and treatment of risks and opportunities.

  • Development and implementation of program risk management plans.

  • Delivery of discrete risk interventions and imbedded risk management services, as part of the Development team.

  • Delivery of value and reduction of risk exposure through active mitigation of threats and maximization of opportunities.

  • Facilitation of workshops in the client’s environment, using advanced methods for risk, value and lessons learnt processes.

  • Undertaking day-to-day risk management activities including identification, prioritization, register management, action planning and monitoring

  • Production of periodic risk reporting including profiled risk expenditure, impacted risk / drawdown and risk exposure changes

  • Developing and undertaking advanced Quantitative Risk Analysis including Cost, Schedule and integrated Cost and Schedule analyses, to enable robust forecasting and tracking of risk exposure.

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Leads and directs the work of others.


Minimum Experience:

BA/BS + 10 Years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership.

Preferred Experience:

12 years of demonstrated leadership of multi-disciplinary teams.

Understanding of planning, constructability, supply chain/logistics, construction delivery approaches and cost management.

Experience of program and project delivery on major (over $1bn) construction programs

Extensive experience in the application of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) techniques and tools.

Ability to lead workshops on large and complex projects with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Additional Information

Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $141,243.45 - $261,300.39.


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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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: J10106523

Business Line: PPM

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Risk Management

Work Location Model: On-Site