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AECOM Construction Manager - Middle East in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

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Job Summary

AECOM has excellent career opportunities for a creative, highly talented and experienced Construction Manager (CM) for a USAID project in the Middle East. The Construction Manager will oversee large and medium scale water, wastewater, vertical structure and other infrastructure construction projects and provide technical advice to USAID in the management of contractors. The CM reports to the project Chief of Party.

The CM will lead and manage all aspects of AECOM’s construction oversight program to monitor and manage contractual compliance in coordination with host country agencies on behalf of USAID. The CM is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, and managing all construction oversight activities.

The CM will manage a large team of construction and quality control engineers to monitor projects at multiple sites in various stages of construction, ensuring accurate documentation of progress and identification of deviations and non-conformance issues. He/she provides regular progress updates for all projects and advises on management of potential and identified risks. S/he will be responsible for tracking and controlling task budgets, monitoring activity schedules, and reviewing contractor progress invoices.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide oversight on behalf of USAID of construction contractor performance during the pre-construction and construction phases of assigned projects.

  • Effectively manage a CM team to include construction project managers, resident engineers, inspectors, and other CM support staff. Team structure varies depending on the degree of required USAID construction contract oversight activity.

  • Establish program specific CM and quality management procedures/processes in accordance with AECOM standard procedures and policies including a process for management of submittals

  • Provide technical support during the tendering process, participate in technical and cost reviews as needed, provide recommendations to USAID as required

  • Ensure technical review and feedback on contractor’s pre-construction submittals including mobilization plans and schedules, Construction Management plans and manuals, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) plan(s) and safety plans.

  • Oversee and manage regular construction monitoring and associated reporting to confirm construction contractor compliance with contract requirements.

  • Provide quality management services related to oversight and supervision of construction contractors’ quality control services, provide confirmation of compliance.

  • Ensure effective oversight and monitoring of compliance with approved construction safety programs.

  • Participate in regular and meetings with construction contractors, monitor and advise on performance issues impacting cost and schedule. Monitor and track issues through resolution.

  • Work with USAID’s Contracting Officer’s Representatives (COR) to monitor contract compliance and all environmental requirements.

  • Ensure proper maintenance of project construction record and issue correspondence, certificates, notices and instructions to contractors as may be required by the provisions of the construction contract documents.

  • Provide review and recommendations of change orders, requests for equitable adjustments, extensions of time, disputes, and claims, and other similar matters.

  • Identify and report potential and real risks that may adversely impact project implementation, advise and support mitigation strategies.

  • Ensure effective review of construction contractors’ payment invoices, provide recommendations for approval.

  • Ensure quality and on time submittal of progress reports describing the value of the work completed, problems that may require USAID’s attention, construction contractors’ performance, potential positive and negative cost and schedule variances.

  • Attend punchlist and final inspections, confirm that construction requirements have been satisfactorily completed. Provide Final Acceptance certificates and ensure all required documentation is completed.

  • Provide oversight of the QA/QC inspection services during the construction Contractor’s defects liability period. Follow up with the contractor on any noted defects.

  • Provide support to commissioning and operation of infrastructure as required to support the program.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related degree, or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.

  • 6 plus years of professional experience in being a lead in construction management of water and wastewater infrastructure projects including 5 years on large international projects with multiple tasks orders or contracts.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license, Certified Construction Manager (CCM), or Project Management Professional (PMP).

  • Demonstrated experience managing a large, multi-functional organization and/or team.

  • Proven experience in managing construction management subcontractors.

  • Minimum of 6 years experience providing services during construction, including tendering, awarding construction contracts, answering RFI’s, preparing addenda, and reviewing submittals, project close-out

  • Demonstrated problem solving and leadership experience and the ability to work in environments with political, cultural and ethnic sensitivities.

  • Experience with BOQ formats, US Federal Acquisition Regulations and FIDIC based Construction Contracts

  • As a condition of employment, candidates must be willing to work in an elevated security risk environment.

  • Requires Construction Safety Training (minimum OSHA 10 level or equivalent)

  • As a condition of employment, position requires candidates to work and live internationally to support project.

  • As a condition of employment, position requires screenings including successful background check, substance abuse test, and medical clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 plus years of professional experience in the civil infrastructure construction management

  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with proven ability to effectively communicate with senior management, clients and contractor representatives.

  • Demonstrated high level organizational, communication, leadership, problem solving, and time management skills

  • Experience providing construction management services in the Middle East.

  • Experience working with host nation government agencies.

  • Previous experience working internationally to support U.S. government agency projects, preferably USAID.

  • Proficient in MS Project, Primavera, MS Suite, SharePoint (or similar collaboration tools) and remote communications applications.

  • Familiarity with USAID procedures and protocols, reporting and organizational structure.

  • Experience in developing and managing the preparation of construction management manuals, quality management plans and program management documents.

  • Relevant certifications such as NACE, OSHA 40, etc. a plus.

Additional Information

All information will be kept confidential in accordance with EEO guidelines

This position offer relocation assistance

This position does not offer sponsorship

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $116,000 - 175,500.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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.

ReqID: J10094076

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: Remote