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AECOM Federal Program Manager in Seattle, Washington

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

AECOM is seeking an experienced Program Manager for this exciting opportunity to oversee the long-term management and growth of our Federal portfolio in the Pacific Northwest: Seattle, WA or Anchorage, AK. The selected candidate will take over an existing portfolio of large capacity multi-year contracts, work with business line leadership to develop and lead a dedicated project management team, oversee multiple project task orders from an executive level, develop and track pipeline and oversee compliance with regulatory and company standards, regulations, and quality assurance programs.

Required responsibilities for the Federal Program Manager include a proven track record of:

  • Managing and leading federal projects and programs, ideally for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), the U.S. Air Force, or other Federal Agencies.

  • Experience building and leading successful program management teams.

  • Close successful collaboration with other Architecture, Engineering, and General Contractors.

  • Managing and directing professional and technical staff to complete complex architectural and engineering projects.

  • Achieving contractual performance and financial milestones across the lifespan of multiyear / multitask order contracts.

  • Manages aspects of a program such as oversight of project managers, oversight of project controls or similar.

  • Provides direction and oversight to AECOM staff and subcontractors.

  • Generally has task and project management experience, including successful completion of several large projects.

Other responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Familiar with project invoicing and cash flow management

  • Analyzes financial statements and completes budget tracking

  • Performs work with minimal direction with periodic reporting to internal regional and Buildings + Places management

  • Oversees the preparation of work plans and organizes project studies

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems with the support of the project team

  • Conducts reviews and provides staff feedback for continued improvement

  • Business development responsibilities including development of pipeline, arranging teaming partnerships, building strategic growth plans, and developing client engagement plans

  • Oversee and develop technical approaches and cost estimates for proposals

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication, both verbal and written skills

  • Superior communication, writing, editing, and reporting skills for a wide variety of audiences

  • Prepare, coordinate and conduct project meetings: Prepare and maintain the agenda and the meeting minutes

  • Help develop and maintain project schedule, project budget and risk register

  • Review Design Documents and Coordinate Design reviews with various stakeholders

  • Manages more complex projects that tend to be larger in scope and dollar.

  • Increasing responsibility for leadership of direct reports.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Valid Driver’s License Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred 15+ years of experience managing project and programs

  • Licensed PE or RA

  • Familiarity with DoD and Federal-Civilian agencies, installations, missions, and cultures

  • Existing relationship with Federal clients in the PNW Region

  • Experience with Design-Build delivery and partnering with General Contractors

  • Graduate Degree in an Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management field

  • Ability to work in Fast-paced environment and Coordinate with multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to communicate at a high level with senior leaders within AECOM and/or the client's organization

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this opportunity

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $175,000.00 - $230,000.00.


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: J10110425

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid