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AECOM Project Manager Construction Services in Leuven, Belgium

Belgium - Flemish Brabant, Leuven

Job Summary

About us

AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm with an unrivaled heritage delivering design, planning, engineering, consulting and construction management solutions, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.

Created in 1990, AECOM became a publicly traded company on the NYSE in 2007 and is now listed in the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest companies with more than 50,000 employee across 7 continents.

By joining a company that’s pioneering the future, you will connect with the largest network of professional expertise in the industry and help us find new approaches and better answers to the toughest challenges.

Belgium & Luxembourg (BeLux)

AECOM has a long history in the region with our heritage stretching back (through legacy companies including URS) for several decades. It is precisely because of our experience and heritage that we are able to embrace this shift to broader horizons.

We seek to help transform communities in the Benelux region and to positively impact built, natural and social environments by meeting the needs of a changing world. Our teams are able to deliver complete, bespoke solutions for every project, while offering global resources locally.

We also speak our clients’ language, as many of our people were once clients themselves. We run projects that are completed on time and to budget, and achieve impressive cost savings on projects of all sizes by maintaining strong management and delivery processes.

Simultaneously, we take the time to understand the scope and specific requirements of every brief, combining business planning with engineering to ensure the delivery of a high quality experience with good value. We reach beyond borders while keeping clients’ visions at our core.

Our team in BeLux consists of approximately 50 employees and operates from our headquarters in Leuven with a hub in Ghent and various site offices for ongoing projects.

Our Services include Engineering & Construction Consultancy together with Environmental, Transportation and Health & Safety, focused on the following sectors: Industry & New Energies, Buildings & Workplaces, and Infrastructure.

Job Summary

As a Project Manager you will be responsible to deliver end-to-end project services and for the operational delivery (safety, time, cost, quality) of one or more projects, including HSSE requirements, performance criteria/objectives together with all deliverables and financials.

You will report to a Project Director and/or Operations Manager who will be responsible for strategy and wider team coordination, whilst you will retain all management and coordination duties at project level.

You will also contribute to the growth of the business through consolidating systems and procedures, expanding the relationship with clients, identifying new opportunities and actively be part of and collaborating with the BeLux team.

To be successful in this role you will need strong organisational, management and leadership skills to ensure safe and proactive delivery of Services in line with AECOM’s scope, coordinate stakeholders and timely issue of deliverables.

Main Responsibilities

General Items

  • Lead and promote HSSE with all stakeholders;

  • Ensure compliance with company procedures;

  • Support business development activity by generating new business with existing and new clients and/or identifying new opportunities;

  • Actively engage with other BeLux teams and foster collaboration;

  • Support and implement build-up of AECOM branding;

  • Contribute to improvement on operations delivery and internal systems;

Project Specific

  • Ensure safe delivery and compliance with HSSE requirements;

  • Take ownership for Contract Management and internal/external KPIs;

  • Ensure Delivery of scope in line with AECOM Contract;

  • Review project plan and structure with Project Director to ensure successful delivery;

  • Coordinate project’s stakeholders: management, client, designers, contractors, etc.;

  • Manage Procurement of Works, Services and Suppliers as required;

  • Programme Management to monitor progress and ensure deadlines are met;

  • Information Management & Document Control;

  • Commercial management during all project phases.

Key Deliverables

  • Develop, monitor and update project programme & delivery strategy,

  • Coordinate, prepare and issue int/ext deliverables

  • Arrange, prepare, chair and minute meetings;

  • Review, distribute and obtain submissions’ approval and/or comments;

  • Prepare and issue int/ext reports regularly;

  • Manage, update and issue risk register including mitigation measures;

  • Formulate recommendations addressing key issues;

  • Undertake site checks to monitor progress and quality;

Minimum Requirements

  • Holder of a graduate degree in Construction Industry.

  • Uncompromising standards on Safety and Quality;

  • Fluency in Dutch or French

  • Fluency in English

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in construction Project Management;

  • Valid driving licence;

  • Lead by example and through others in safety, performance, compliance and ethics;

  • Energy, enthusiasm and determination;

  • Be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures;

  • Analytical mind, problem-solving and time-management skills;

  • Strong communication and organizational competencies;

  • Proficient use of IT tools: MS Office, MS Project, Information Management systems, etc.

  • Confident and capable individual with strong client focus;

  • Commercially aware and experienced;

  • Decisive; holds people accountable to project delivery;

  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment where multi-tasking and prioritizing is necessary;

  • Experience with end-to-end delivery of projects in leading role;

  • Ability to build and sustain client relationships and adapt to ever changing client demands;

  • Ability to see the opportunities for improved performance and act upon them;

  • Flexibility to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Recent experience (less than 5 years) in AECOM’s key sectors is a plus;

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 Construction Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Belgium

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247041BR

Additional Locations NL - The Hague

Virtual: 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.