AECOM Project Manager in Bakersfeild, California

United States of America - California, Bakersfeild

Job Summary

The Program Management/Construction Management (PM/CM) business line specializes in the management of design and construction of community infrastructure facilities for education, healthcare, national governments, sports and leisure, justice, cultural venues, and commercial buildings. From concept through completion, we provide necessary technical and administrative services to help our clients meet their program objectives. Our professionals serve as an extension of our clients' staff, protecting their interests as our own, and often working within our clients' offices. As an industry leader in PM/CM, we oversee activities ranging from planning, coordination, scheduling and cost control, to design, construction and commissioning.

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Project Manager for immediate employment in Bakersfield, CA on the Bakersfield College Campus. The Project Manager will manage multiple projects including those utilizing the Design Build delivery method, with multiple cross-disciplinary teams on accelerated schedules. The Project Manager will work closely with the project team throughout the life of the project and will be responsible for ensuring all daily design and construction related issues are being addressed.

Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the teams in the design phase, from schematic drawings to 100% construction drawings, through construction phase while working with all stakeholders

  • Contract Administration – process contractor pay applications, evaluate and process change orders, analyze and maintain logs/tracking sheets and records, perform inspection walks with DGS inspectors, observe and record work in place, document stored materials and monitor punch/warranty work

  • Manage, coordinate, and inspect contractor work while project is in progress and contribute feedback that might make work safer, cheaper, cleaner, lower impact or any other way improve the operational success of the projects

  • Train team on all KCCD and PMT policies and procedures

  • Provide leadership and coordination on their projects for project engineers, estimators, schedulers, project controls, and other support team members

  • Follow and successfully execute program Quality Management System

  • Report and collaborate with Program Management Team on all project matters

  • Review and develop contract documents with procurement staff

  • Identify risk and create risk mitigation plans successfully

  • Document and report all project data accurately and in a timely manner

  • Create and present project and college data clearly to multiple stakeholder groups

  • Successfully manage and execute 2 to 5 projects simultaneously, ranging in construction value and complexity from $5M to $55M each.

  • Successfully deliver construction projects on schedule and within budget

  • Coordination of budget and schedule information with PMT

  • Monitor the permitting and land use process and anticipate issues/challenges for timely project start-up

  • Successfully closeout projects to include D5A closeout and PMT/District closeout

  • Track all project status and provides management reports relative to overall program relative to construction project delivery schedules

  • Track status and provides management reports relative to scheduling, cost control, staffing and other related construction contract requirements

  • Review and inspect construction site offices to assess performance of construction teams and adherence to legal requirements

  • Review recommended actions in resolving disputes relative to construction projects

  • Direct and assist in outreach efforts to provide information about college projects.

  • Ensure client safety standards are being met

  • Manage expectations of local agencies and landowners

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience in managing projects as Project or Program Manager including 5+ years of Public Works experience including DSA (Division of the State Architect) coordination

  • Experience managing a Design Build delivery method project valued at greater than $20 million.

  • Knowledge and relative experience with pre-planning, planning, design management, consultant procurement, bidding and construction management

  • Must be a proactive problem solver and have the ability to adjust to changing job environments

  • Proficiency in using, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

  • Familiarity with accepted buildings practices, materials and techniques, knowledge of common and general code requirements, permitting processes and requirements, market pricing and lien waivers

  • Due to the nature of the work U.S Citizenships is require

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or related field

  • Community college experience preferred (K14)

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering and construction principles, practices and procedures, applicable laws and government regulations, principles of management and supervision and procedures and policies of departments and facility

  • Bond management and compliance experience

  • Scheduling experience in P6

  • Experience with PMIS systems such as eBuilder or Proliance

  • Experience in the public contract code arena

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of contract administration and office procedures

  • Ability to demonstrate proactive problem solving skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line PM/CM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 195204BR

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.