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AECOM Program Controls Director in Sacramento, California

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re united by a common purpose of delivering a better world. Our Global Program Management business provides the structure, tools, techniques and process to deliver on this vision. By connecting our expertise across services, markets, and geographies, we manage outcome-driven projects that deliver social, economic and environmental value. These include programs of critical national importance in defense, transport, water, clean energy, environmental clean-up, international development and disaster recovery, as well as the shaping of many of the world’s major cities.

We are currently looking for a Program Controls Director to join our Global Program Management Team, working on some of the most complex programs globally.

Initially, the Program Controls Director will be deployed on to a high-profile program located in California.


  • Establishes and maintains a Program Controls system monitoring and reporting Scope, Schedule, Cost, Risk and Documentation progress against an agreed Baseline.

  • Manages and oversees the Change Management process (controlling updates to the Baseline) in concert with appropriate governance and interfaces with all other areas of the program esp. technical changes from engineering and commercial changes from procurement and contracting.

  • Ensures the timely operation of the required reporting systems both client facing and for AECOM operational management.

  • Advises the Program Manager on the status of program delivery, proposing any actions required both in terms of improvements required and best practice that can be applied elsewhere or more widely in the program.

  • Manages the Program Controls team, fulfilling Project Controls, Scheduling, Cost, Risk, Document Controls and Reporting functions.

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

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

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 projects or programs of work

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • Able to demonstrate excellent client interfacing skills

Preferred Qualifications

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

What We Offer

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.

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 Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263426BR

Additional Locations US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street, US - Vacaville, CA - 1600 California Drive

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.