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Higher Education Project Manager

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Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Project Management, Architecture

Posted on
May 19, 2020

Valid Through
Sep 01, 2020

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United States of America - Washington, D.C., Washington, DC

Job Summary

AECOM’s Buildings Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. AECOM’s teams are leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects.

We are actively seeking a talented Higher Education Project Manager for immediate employment.

The candidate could sit in Washington, D.C., New York, Florida, Chicago, or Atlanta.

As a Project Manager for Higher Education projects, you will leverage your strengths in Architecture, Design, Strategy, and Project Management. Key areas of strength include attention to detail and interpersonal skills to deliver exceptional architectural projects on time and on budget. You will identify the resource needs in a complete work plan to ensure that the work process flows smoothly and act as the primary liaison between the team and client.

Your knowledge of project and client types will enable you to act as a trusted advisor to the client and complement our existing market leadership on higher education architecture and strategy business consulting efforts. The Higher Education Project Manager possesses an understanding of University planning issues including, utilization, capacity, enrollment, and overall building/campus strategic issues relevant for Higher Education projects. With this knowledge and partnership, you will deliver on the client’s and AECOM’s business goals by acting as a strategic problem solver.

What You Will Do:

Collaborate with both Regional and National Education Market Leadership focused on the delivery of current work, and the development of new business.

In partnership with the Principal in Charge and/or Project Architect, provide project level leadership on one or multiple teams in the conception, planning and technical documentation and delivery of a wide range of projects with special emphasis on the Higher Education Market sector.

Implement one or more client projects through the leadership of project teams; Provide leadership to client and team by communicating project objectives, contract scope, terms, and schedule

Manage scheduling, budgets, staffing, and project set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors and contractors

Assist in preparation of project proposals and negotiate contracts and fees;

Work with client and project teams to guide the process of Bidding projects to multiple general contractors, or working with GC’s on Design/Build, or CM@R delivery methods – applying your experience and knowledge in these alternative forms of delivery in particular.

Track and manage financial performance of project for success (e.g., work plan, schedule, fees, change orders, billings and collections)

Manage project lifecycle; estimating, bidding, project kick-off, weekly coordination, punch list, turnover, opening, and project close-out

Collaborate with the Education Market leadership on the continued growth of the practice in the South East Region.

Work with the Strategy discipline on the completion and delivery of Strategy projects in the South East Region, and as needed in other Regions.

Working with the National Education Market sector leader, oversee the completion of marketing proposals, including qualifications packages, fee proposals, and project approaches

Work on a variety of projects, working as a Project Architect, Strategist, Planner/Programmer, and Project Manager

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field plus minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience

Experience includes design, documentation, and management for Higher Education clients

Preferred Qualifications

15 - 20 years of relevant experience in design, documentation, and management for Higher Education clients

Licensed Architect, preferred

Ability to understand and direct technical teams to resolve constructability issues

Revit/BIM knowledge as well as experience in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite Microsoft Office, and modeling/visualization software such as Rhino, SketchUp, Enscape and/or ability to direct teams using these tools to communicate project ideas to the design team, the client and our contractor colleagues

Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structures

Ability to lead integrated design teams of varying sizes to accomplish project delivery from concept through construction document completion and may perform construction administration

Fluency in English is mandatory, another other language is an asset

Involvement with SCUP, Tradeline, and other Higher Education organizations

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 237272BR

Additional Locations US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Coral Gables, FL, US - New York, NY - 333 West 52nd Street

Clearance Required 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.

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