Senior Federal Project Manager (Flood Risk Mitigation) - #9820316


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Chicago, IL
Contract type: Full time

At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry’s best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.     

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide.    Discover your #H2Opportunity 

AECOM is actively seeking a talented Senior Federal Project Manager for immediate employment in our Central Civil Works Department. In this role you will help manage our flood risk management design and construction projects for USACE, USIBWC, NRCS, and other federal and sometimes non-federal entities. Our team has a passion for making a positive impact on community safety and developing solutions for the technical challenges these projects bring. Our projects include assessment, inspections, alternatives analysis, design, and construction of dams, locks, levees, floodwalls, floodgates, stormwater pump stations, riverbank and coastal erosion mitigation, ecosystem restoration, sediment diversion, wetland creation, and other related hydraulic projects. You will help us as we continue to build a Federal Project Management team in order to more effectively provide our federal clients with exceptional service.

Working at AECOM means being part of a global team and collaborating with award-winning professionals around the globe. This position can be a hybrid role allowing you to both work from home and from the office, as appropriate for your projects.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages all phases of projects (from proposal to close-out).
  • Prepares project work plan, scope, schedule, and budget, and communicates these to project team members; monitors/manages project production for compliance with schedule, budget, and quality objectives.
  • Strictly adheres to AECOM and federal/client quality control and safety planning and requirements.
  • Strictly adheres to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Develops detailed subcontractor scopes and bid sheets, and follows the FAR in subcontractor selection process.
  • Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions with a strong understanding of the impact and implications of decisions.
  • Identify, mitigate, and manage project risks.
  • Advises/mentors less experienced staff on project management skills and mentors staff interested in project management as their Deputy Project Managers.
  • Oversees design staff and team members for civil works, flood risk reduction, and CSRM projects in completion of alternatives analysis, value engineering, plans, specifications, Design Documentation Reports, and Opinions of Probable Cost.
  • Identifies new business opportunities for AECOM, coordinates and participates in project presentations to clients and other external groups, promotes AECOM’s capabilities, marketing its services among existing and prospective clients, and assists in the technical write ups and strategies for TORN responses and Statements of Qualifications for MATOC/SATOC/IDIQ/IDC pursuits.
  • Coordinates and participates in contract negotiations with clients and subcontractors and drafts complex professional service agreements and addenda for review by senior management.
  • Monitors and reports financial status of projects to upper management.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 10+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 20+ years of professional experience, 10+ of those years as a project manager or deputy project manager for large, complex federal projects.
  • Experience as a Project Manager for USACE projects related to flood risk management is a strong priority/focus of this role. Experience with these projects and client will be looked at as a positive.
  • Professional Engineer License and the ability to obtain your PE in typical states that allow reciprocity within 3 months of employment.
  • Strong understanding of flood risk mitigation projects to drive technical and logistical solutions for our clients.
  • Strong understanding of the FAR and demonstrated experience following the FAR when subcontracting.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication, both verbal and written skills.
  • Experience in project team management and scheduling of staff and resources to ensure on time and on budget project delivery.
  • Experience preparing proposals, cost estimates, schedules, and change orders.
  • Experience and interest in business development.
  • Experience leading multi-discipline teams of professionals




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 absences, 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.

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