Program Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee   contract

United States

Job Summary

AECOM has a unique opportunity for a Senior Program Manager within our Environmental business line to be based in any AECOM office on the East Coast, preferably Mid-Atlantic. This role will involve overseeing high-profile and complex projects throughout the eastern seaboard. The position requires an especially accomplished individual to lead and influence solutions and strategies for a large portfolio of remediation sites.

Applicants with New Jersey DEP experience is highly preferred.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Leading and influencing solutions to site safety, environmental, and health issues relating to soil and ground water remediation projects.

  • Developing and implementing project strategies for remediation projects which address client’s total risk, including third party and community concerns that are economically and technically sound and follow applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies.

  • Evaluating results and managing contractors to ensure that client’s guidelines are followed, including reviewing, and approving work plans, resources, reports, regulatory submissions, and third-party reimbursement.

  • Interfaces and negotiates technical issues with regulatory officials.

  • Financial management, which includes accrual preparation and justification, multi-year budget estimates, and forecasting and managing remediation project expenditures.

  • Ensuring that all contracted activities are performed safely on assigned projects.

  • Communicates with stakeholders who are affected by contamination with knowledge/consideration of local and regional social, political, and legal issues.

  • Ensures that best practices and appropriate technology are used for all remediation activities.

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of local, state, and Federal regulations.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice

AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from 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 expertise and innovation, 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 $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Geology, Engineering, Science or related field + 4 years of Program Management experience related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Due to the nature of work US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • P.G. or P.E. License

  • Proven experience with regulator and stakeholder negotiations.

  • Master's Degree a plus in Geology, Engineering, Science or related field.

  • Proven experience successfully managing high-profile, multi-faceted projects involving petroleum impacts.

  • Thorough working knowledge of RCRA, CERCLA, UST regulations

  • At least 15 years overall professional experience with at least 10 of those years in a prominent role on identifiable remediation programs on the east coast including New Jersey DEP experience.

  • Excellent client management skills.

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Superior communication skills (writing, editing, and reporting) for a wide variety of audiences.

  • Experience in 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.

  • Strong understanding and has led professional teams in executing Site Investigations, Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, Risk Assessment, and Treatability Studies.

  • Proven and identifiable experience managing high profile projects.Applicants with verifiable experience in prominent roles performing and managing investigation/cleanup of petroleum impacts are highly preferred.

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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 Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256670BR

Additional Locations US - Amherst, NY - 1 John James Audubon, US - Atlanta, GA - 2400 Piedmont Rd NE, US - Charlotte Amalie St Thomas, VI - 8000 Nisky Center, US - Charlotte, NC - 6000 Fairview Road, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Chestnut Ridge, NY - 100 Red Schoolhouse Rd, US - Colonial Heights, VA 2430 Pine Forest Dr, US - Cortland Manor, NY - 11 Bear Mountain Bridge Rd, US - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - 1 Croton Point Avenue, US - Edinburg, VA - 14031 Old Valley Pike, US - Elmont, NY - 2400 Hempstead Turnpike, US - Gainesville, GA - 1475 Jesse Jewell Pkwy, US - Greenwich, CT - 27 Havemeyer Place, US - Harrisburg, PA - 1310 Elmerton Avenue, US - Jamaica, NY - 145-40 Rockaway Blvd, US - Marcus Hook, PA - 4101 Post Road, US - Morgantown, WV - 3051 City View Drive, US - Morrisville, NC - 200 Sorrell Grove Church Rd Suite A, US - Rocky Hill, CT - 500 Enterprise Dr, US - Wilmington, DE - 119 Lower Beech Street

Virtual: Yes

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.