AECOM Civil Designer / Technical Officer - Transport in Cairns, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151214BR

Position Title Civil Designer / Technical Officer - Transport

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Transportation

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - Queensland

City Cairns

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


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM's Cairns office has an opportunity for a Civil Designer / Technical Officer to join our office in Cairns. This role will see you assisting with the provision of drafting design input and technical support in the production of engineering drawings and documentation for small to medium scale projects. You will actively participate in, and contribute to, all technical aspects of small to major transport infrastructure design projects, utilising your high attention to detail to review and verify drawings.

This role will give you the opportunity to liaise with lead designers and project engineers in order to further develop your technical and project management skills.

AECOM strongly supports career development across our design team. Being part of our close-knit Far North Queensland office, whilst being connected with a national team of designers, will give you exposure to a range of project and technical expertise, facilitating mentorship and coaching.

Minimum Requirements

• 2-4 years’ relevant work experience;

• Demonstrated experience in a combination of Civil/Transport works, preferably with TMR experience;

• Career driven and passionate about delivery of above-expected outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications

• Recognised qualification (eg. Associate Degree, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, or equivalent);

• Capability in computer design package AutoCAD;

• 12D experience advantageous;

• Project Management experience will be highly regarded.

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.