AECOM Principal Mechanical Engineer (Design and Construction) in Adelaide, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147031BR

Position Title Principal Mechanical Engineer (Design and Construction)

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - South Australia

City Adelaide

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

Building + Places Adelaide have an rare opportunity for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our building services team. We’re seeking a Mechanical Engineer with experience in Design and Construction. The projects span a diverse range of the construction sector including Defence, Health, Commercial, Hospitality, High-Reliability Data Centres, and Retail. The Principal Mechanical Engineer is part of the Building Services team which plans, manages and ensures delivery of the mechanical engineering aspects for projects within budgets and time lines. Responsibilities include the design and delivery of mechanical project work and developing and enhancing relationships with the client, as well as staff.

Minimum Requirements

As a Principal Mechanical Engineer you will:

  • Undertake Mechanical engineering design from concept through detailed design phases

  • Manage project stakeholder engagement and project brief confirmation and sign off

  • Coordinate the Mechanical spatials and reticulation with the building services, architecture and structural design

  • Act as lead building services Project Manager for the project team

  • Be responsible for delivery of the Mechanical scope, in adherence to project quality systems, program and budgets

  • Managing the hours and budget for members of the Mechanical discipline team

  • Undertake site inspections and prepare memoranda of inspection

  • Be an active member of the Mechanical engineering team and contribute to the team’s success

  • Manage, train and mentor junior team members

  • Be responsible for managing your own time utilisation and revenue targets

Preferred Qualifications

Ideally you will have:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

  • Professional registration such as CPEng is advantageous

  • Previous experience in construction services

  • Previous experience managing projects and budgets to meet time and resource requirements

  • Strong capability in assessing level of engineering input as appropriate for contract packaging

  • Competent in the use of systems such as Project Management tools

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated experience in working in and managing multi-disciplinary project teams

  • Ability to achieve and maintain high levels of quality and consistency of outputs

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.