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AECOM Project Controls Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Company Description

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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 nearly 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.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced Project Controls Specialist to be based in Seattle, WA .

Job Description

Overall, the Project Controls Specialist plays an integral role in ensuring all assigned client projects succeed in attaining their financial, schedule, and performance targets as defined by the client contract and internal AECOM expectations.

Specifics include:

  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and organized.

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills are required.

  • Effective communication skills and ability to work ​with teams.

  • Requires a demonstrated ability to effectively lead the project controls function on both small and large projects for a large portfolio of projects and multiple project managers.

  • Reviews performance trends, prepares analysis and cost impact and monthly project performance reports, and recommends contractor invoices for approval.

  • Prepare regular cost reports which include tracking actual costs as well as committed costs for subs/vendors against budgets. Update forecasts based on progress assessed thru earned value, discussions with project team and other tools.

  • Establish project budgets from proposal estimate, assist Project Manager with project setup and execution.

  • Coordinate with other project personnel to develop effective Work Breakdown structures.

  • Effectively communicate the results of budget, cost and schedule analyses with PM and other project leaders. Identify issues, successes, and develop project recovery plans when required.

  • Lead meetings with internal project teams, Project Approvers and Finance & Accounting.

  • Assist Project Managers by working with procurement to establish purchase orders and subcontract agreements. Monitoring subcontractor or vendor spending against their commitments and budget and raising any issues or concerns. Track to ensure payment is released to subs per payment terms.

  • Liaise with subcontractors regarding progress, schedules, contract administration, etc.

  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators, such as earned value, cost and schedule performance, estimate to completion, and project end dates.

  • Monitor and proactively track unbilled, invoicing, and aged AR and report to management.

  • Maintain excellent data quality metrics including forecast end dates and quarterly/monthly estimates to completion.

  • Review client invoices for accuracy and establish invoice schedules determined by the contracting terms.

  • Prepare and submit monthly reports for internal and external clients.

  • Read and understand client contracts and subcontracts; particularly as related to scope, schedule, budget, and risk. Coordinate with project manager to ensure all procedures are in place to meet contractual requirements.

  • Communicate with clients about invoicing, payment, contract, and reporting requirements.


Minimum Requirements :

  • BA/BS + 4 years of related experience in project controls or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with an engineering, construction management or related field with 10+ years of relevant project controls experience.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)

  • Detailed knowledge of project planning and scheduling methods, practices, and earned value.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this opportunity

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $85,000- $120,000

  • 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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10094288

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid