Project Controls Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Virginia, Arlington

Job Summary

The PMCM business unit of AECOM is seeking a Project Controls Engineer for employment in the Arlington, VA office. This will be for a future project that will be coming up soon. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in scheduling, planning, and cost estimating.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Provides cost estimates for each project phase conceptual, schematic design, design development and construction documents

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates via industry accepted methods such as RS Means for small and large projects. Estimates shall be provided in UNIFORMAT II and CSI

  • Ability to concentrate in one or more of the estimating disciplines, including architecture, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, civil and structural

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of order-of-magnitude, preliminary, definitive, change orders and check estimates using appropriate methods and techniques

  • Performs cost comparison analyses between in-house estimates and contractor estimates

  • Works with Project Managers and other disciplines to evaluate appropriateness of budgets

  • Utilizes the appropriate company and industry historical data for cost estimates

  • Performs local market unit price research for all construction disciplines through Subcontractor and Supplier engagement.

  • Prepares project and discipline estimate summaries Basis of Estimate

  • Prepares detailed quantity take-offs on design and construction documents as required utilizing software such as BlueBeam CAD or Extreme, CostX, On-Screen Take-off, etc.

  • Provides technical assistance and advice in negotiating contracts and pricing change orders.

  • Establishes and maintains cost databases and product line specific parametric analysis tools

  • Leads the estimate reconciliation process with the project team

  • Prepares and/or coordinates preparation of full project estimates

  • Create, maintain and review project schedules in Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project

  • Assist in estimating construction costs for change orders and claims reviews

  • Analyze schedule and time impact submissions by contractors

  • Identify and investigate the root causes of schedule delays and variances

  • Gather and assemble data for updating schedules and progress reporting

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of WBS

  • Assemble data for schedule revisions and network updating

  • Works with Project Managers and other disciplines to evaluate appropriateness of budgets

  • Support monthly report reviews submitted by contractors

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 4 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Eng., Construction Management, Architecture or similar

  • Combined 8-10 years’ of experience using performing field project engineering, cost engineering and CPM scheduling

  • Demonstrated skills in identifying, analyzing and solving problems with full comprehension of cost and resource loaded schedules

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to use drawings and specifications for schedule development and cost estimating

  • Ability to develop Critical Path Method (CPM) logic for elements of the engineering, procurement and construction process

  • Must have an understanding of construction means, methods, and sequences

  • Understands CPM scheduling concepts and principles and able to develop basic engineering, procurement and construction logic driven schedules

  • May require visits to project sites to verify field conditions or for client meetings

Additional Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Proficiency with On-screen take-off, Primavera P3, P6, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel

  • Field experience in commercial/office building projects

  • M.Sc. in engineering or MBA

  • PMP Certification

  • CCM Certification

  • Certified Estimating Professional (CEP)

  • Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP)

  • Risk Analysis/Value Engineering/Constructability Analysis workshops participation

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 PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 237448BR

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.