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AECOM Cost Controls Manager in San Jose, California

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for a Cost Controls Manager to be based in San Francisco or San Jose, California.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


  • Lead cost control team to implement and ensure adherence to program cost control processes.

  • Routinely maintain the program cost management database (PRISM) including project budget, commitment, cost, and change management data.

  • Support the project change management and trend management processes including contingency tracking.

  • Work directly with client's Deputy Chief Officer and Chief Officer to prepare and develop accurate and timely program reports and presentations to management and funding partners.

  • Manage contract and work directive life cycle from vendor cost proposal review, purchase order setup, invoice audit and payment, and closeout.

  • Prepare program budget, expenditure, and forecast analyses including fiscal year budget estimates, cash flows, and burn rate analyses.

  • Develop and prepare written procedures for cost control task on the program

Minimum Requirements

  • BA / BSplus 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in construction project management or project cost controls.

  • Understanding of cost management process and procedures for multi-billion dollar project.

  • Understanding of Work Breakdown Structure and project coding structures.

  • Experience establishing and updating project budgets.

  • Capable of analyzing cost variances against established budgets and overtime.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Experience with PRISM cost management database preferred.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft financial system or comparable enterprise system.

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability in cross-functional environment.

  • Open-minded, collaborative, proactive, and team-oriented attitude.

  • Strong work ethic and detail oriented.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience with federally funded projects

  • Experience with large transit programs

  • Familiarity of FTA SCC Cost Category reporting.

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 Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257315BR

Additional Locations US - San Jose , CA 95113 4 N. Second Street, Suite 675

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.