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AECOM Project Planner & Scheduling Specialist in New York, New York

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Project Planning & Scheduling Specialist to support our projects in and around the New York City Metro area. This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team and company.

This position will support a variety of projects across the East Region. The successful candidate will have exciting career advancement opportunities. The selected candidate will provide technical support to project managers, including analysis, observation, and regulatory compliance activities associated with a variety of initiatives.

The candidate will interface with both design and construction professionals as well as clients, trade contractors, and operations and maintenance staff. This position requires onsite presence during building investigations, construction site visits, functional testing of building systems, controls and enclosure elements.

The job responsibilities for this position will include but are not limited to:

  • Monitors development and maintenance of Contractor CPM Construction Schedule in adherence with applicable DEP SOPs and PMIS guidance.

  • Verifies Contractor compliance with Contract schedule requirements.

  • Participates in Construction Status Meetings.

  • Participates in all Job Progress Meetings, I&T Meeting, CPM Meetings, and other meetings as requested by Resident Engineers.

  • Actively engages with the Contractor(s) and the CM staff and perform independent site walks to verify progress to ensure that a realistic Schedule Analysis Report is provided to the client.

  • Generates the Schedule Analysis Report; the Schedule Analysis Reports (SAR's) must have actual analysis and explanations of CM concerns or disagreement with logic sequencing or durations, and actualization of physical work items.

  • Provides a shadow schedule, ensuring that the SARs are uploaded to PMIS (E-Builder) in the correct folders for only DEP’s access after period of review by the Resident Engineer and Assistant Resident Engineers.

  • Provides an agenda for all CPM meetings with the Contractor(s). Agendas can take input from Contractor or Design, but must be controlled by CM.

  • Leads all CPM meetings with the Contractor(s), with support from the CM/DCM & RE’S as required.

  • Reviews Contractor CPM Schedule submissions such as Baseline, Revisions, Updates; and reports results to the CM and RE at the site.

  • Prepares presentations for Project reporting to DEP.

  • Prepares and distributes all CM scheduling correspondence to the Client and Contractor(s). (Subject to review by the CM/DCM and RE’s)

  • Prepares and modifies documentation for delay analyses.

  • Maintains and reports on Independent CM Schedule (Shadow Schedule); your Comments should include suggested resequencing or advancement of tasks to recover the project schedule and should call out logic that differs from actual work sequencing based on field observations and input from Resident Engineers.

  • Prepares preliminary and final extension of time reports.

  • Prepares Bonus/Liquidated Damages Analysis as required at the completion of the construction contracts.

  • Assists the CM/DCM with tracking and responses to all contractor submitted delay claim notices submitted to DEP.

  • Ensures Contractor schedule impacts are incorporated into all Change Orders. Performing Leverage Analysis of the construction contracts at the appropriate stages.

  • Assists the CM/RE in determining if the performance of the contractor’s work will achieve the timely completion of the project in accordance with the schedule.

  • Assists the CM/DCM in preparation of responses to contractor’s delay letters.

  • Supports analysis of schedule, identifies and investigates project schedule variances.

  • Collects and updates data and updates and produces scheduling reports.

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of WBS and support activities to implement applicable coding. Supports basic schedule development.

  • Supports gathering and assembling data for schedule updating.

  • Supports measurement of project schedule progress and gathers and assembles data for schedule and network updating. Gathers data for schedule baseline development and maintenance.

  • Supports monthly report preparation.

  • May participate in planning and scheduling meetings to gain insight to planning and scheduling issues.

  • Other tasks as assigned.



  • BA/BS in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field + 6 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Valid U.S Driver's License.

  • Experience using Primavera P6 software.


  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field

  • 7 years of experience in planning and scheduling concepts and principles including effects on financial performance.

  • PSP Certified.

  • Experience with NYC DEP projects.

  • Experience with infrastructure projects and schedule durations.

  • Understanding of basic scheduling and cost baseline fundamentals, concepts and principles.

  • Experience with construction drawings, specifications and construction contracting methods.

  • Strong understanding of CPM scheduling concepts and principles and able to develop basic engineering, procurement and construction logic.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $110,000.00 - $160,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com 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: J10108186

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: On-Site