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AECOM Project Controls Manager in Sacramento, California

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Program Controls Manager to be based in Sacramento, CA and San Francisco, CA.


This selected Project Controls Manager will work on one of AECOM's major infrastructure programs. Their function is primarily estimating, scheduling, cost management, risk management, document control, reporting, data, and systems management/integration. They’ll support the development and management of policies and procedures establishing best practices related to program management and controls.


  • Effectively lead the project controls function on a large to major project

  • Provides the organization with technical leadership and strategic direction for program controls delivery

  • Assume mentoring and training roles as requested and identifies high potential employees to management

  • Establish and maintain a Program Controls system monitoring and reporting Scope, Schedule, Cost, Risk and Documentation progress against an agreed Baseline

  • Manage and oversee 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

  • Ensure the timely operation of the required reporting systems both client facing and external stakeholders

  • Advise the program director 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

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

  • Oversees the production and maintenance of accurate project schedules

  • Expert understanding of schedule resource loading and leveling

  • Establishes and maintains client relationships

  • Review and analyze project program and oversee the production of accurate progress/performance reports

  • Actively supports the attraction and retention of talent across area of expertise

  • Developing expertise in applicable technical areas or an aspect of program controls for use by clients and peers to position or deliver programs

  • Able to demonstrate personal development through mentorship of others

  • Demonstrates exemplary leadership attributes that provide role modelling for others

  • 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



  • BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership


  • 12+ years of experience in leadership of a team of senior specialists and managerial staff.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  • Certified Project Controls professional.

  • Strong working knowledge of project controls database applications.

  • Advanced understanding of a relevant professional discipline.

  • Familiarity with industry-standard Project Control functions for major infrastructure projects, including monitoring and analyzing program performance against a program master schedule to promote timely and informed decision-making.

  • Experience in leading program and project controls on complex major projects or programs.

  • Ability to analyze and inspire innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Additional Information

  • Travel may be required for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $142,000.00 - $261,000.00.


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: J10111506

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: Hybrid