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AECOM Project Controls Lead in San Francisco, California

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 over 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

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.

Program Controls, consists of the people, processes and tools required not only to control the traditional aspects of project delivery (scope, schedule, cost, risk and documents) but also the integration of inputs from the wider aspects of program delivery such as Stakeholder Engagement, Government legislation, Benefits and Outcomes management, Financing and all other areas effecting the successful delivery of projects.

As Program Controls Lead at AECOM, you will be the right-hand person for the Program Manager, the ‘go to person’ for any information on the state of the delivery of a program and a critical member of the program leadership team.


  • Lead and manage program controls on a large-scale, complex program

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

  • Manage 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.

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

  • Advise 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.

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

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



  • BA/BS in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying plus 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership experience.

  • Possesses proven knowledge and expertise in Project and Program Controls Management

  • Experience delivering program controls on large scale projects or programs of work

  • Excellent client interfacing skills.

  • Solid knowledge of all aspects of program controls (schedule management, critical path analysis, resource loading and leveling, cost, risk, reporting and change control etc).

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

  • 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


  • 12 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership experience.

  • 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.

Additional Information

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

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $122,000.00 - $227,000.00.


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: REF33814U

Business Line: Global Program Mgmt

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Global Business Lines

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid