Deputy Project Manager - Consulting and Design

AECOM   •  

Oak Ridge, TN

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

15+ years

Posted 105 days ago

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Deputy Project Manager – Consulting and Design to be based in our Oak Ridge, TN location.  

This position is a combination of a Consulting Services manager, Project Manager, and a Design Services manager. The successful candidate will manage and grow Consulting, Projects, and Design services segments of the Technical Services in the Eastern Region for DOE facilities, chemical, commercial nuclear, and other commercial projects.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Working under the supervision of a senior Project Manager or above demonstrates and provides project leadership in their area of responsibility.
  • Identify potential project problems or opportunities, analyze the issues using all appropriate resources, develop alternatives, and arrive at the most optimum approach to mitigate problems or exploit opportunities.
  • Ensure development and adherence to the project Work Breakdown Structure, Asset Management, and Workflow Management elements.
  • Expand the Project Execution Plan for subsequent phases (Project Initiation, Project Execution, Construction, etc.) and communicates and coordinates the implementation of the enhancements with the project team.
  • Establish track and report status against key performance indicators or contractual metrics on a routine basis.
  • Participate in the establishment of project organizational structure in support of proposal efforts.
  • Demonstrate command of the schedule goals, key milestones, and approach to the work embodied in the schedule.
  • Ensure that a firm scope-based schedule baseline is established and properly resourced.
  • Manage performance and progress against the plan and ensures accurate forecasts with commensurate action plans.
  • Review, report and manage key performance measures defined within the contract. Implements corrective measures when measures are outside service levels or bandwidths.
  • Consistently meet or improve upon the established schedule goals in their area of responsibility.
  • Manage performance and progress against the plan and ensures accurate forecasts with commensurate action plans.
  • Establish annual operating budgets in cooperation with customer, business manager or group financial department.
  • Provide accurate monthly forecasts of cost, schedule, and resource utilization.
  • Work with Business Development to increase scope of services on existing contracts.
  • Support BD, and Group management in Contract negotiations with customers.
  • May serve as the proposal manager of a medium sized project.
  • Support or conduct formal presentations to clients and/or management

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and background.
  • Relocation benefits are available for this position.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or the sciences from a four year accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of 15+ years of professional experience in a discipline or specialty.
  • 8+ years project management experience is necessary.
  • 7+ years’ experience in client oriented, profit-oriented environment is required.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with DOE Regulations, Orders and Standards related to nuclear safety, facility licensing, Conduct of Operations and Engineering is a must.
  • Demonstrated strong skills in project management, leadership, team-building, building collaborative relationships, verbal and written communications, business development, and achieving results is essential.
  • Proven excellence in management and leadership (including change management) is necessary.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer and stakeholder relations is vital.
  • Demonstrated expertise in negotiation processes is a must .
  • Demonstrated experience in business development, marketing and proposal preparation as well as strategic teaming relationships and partnerships is crucial.
  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required for this position.
  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain a DOE security clearance if needed.

Communication Skills Required: 

  • Good soft skills to deal with variety of different clients and understand their needs
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Motivate others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Value diversity in individuals and talents within a team; demonstrate personal commitment to the team.
  • Problem Solving Ability to solve challenging management and technical problems and resolve immediate and long term issues.
  • Ability to independently analyze a situation, determine the best course of action, assemble or delegate the required resources, give direction, and follow through according to applicable policies and procedures.
  • Innovative approaches to problem solving and seeking continuous improvement must be accomplished promptly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE registration or ability to obtain within 2 years. 
  • Certification in Project Management.
  • Advanced degree in specialty or discipline.

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