AECOM Principal / Senior Technical Officer in Melbourne, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152127BR

Position Title Principal / Senior Technical Officer

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - Victoria

City Melbourne

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

We are seeking a passionate Principal/Senior Technical Officer with strong experience using REVIT to join a high-performing diverse team within a global building engineering consultancy. You will work closely with Engineers and Modellers throughout the AECOM Australia business on large scale projects.

The Building Structures group work predominantly within the commercial, health, residential and government sectors, occasionally extending into other business lines including Transport and Infrastructure. Working either independently or leading a team to deliver accurate, timely and efficient production of drawings and other technical outputs, that will improve the service offered to AECOM clients, while controlling production costs. AECOM offers flexible working arrangements, extensive training and development throughout your career within a professional and respectful environment – with a great culture!

Key Responsibilities

  • Taking a lead documentation role on projects, producing high quality documentation

  • Taking a lead BIM co-ordination role on projects, liaising with relevant team members to ensure project requirements are met

  • Checking and verification of documentation

  • Managing and mentoring junior designers and modellers

  • Liaising with clients (internal and external) and conducting technical discussions where required

  • Providing technical assistance in the preparation of Technical bids

  • Actively participate in and contribute to technical aspects of projects to ensure on time and on budget delivery

  • Maintain, develop, and retain the highest standard of technical skill.

Minimum Requirements

Ideally you will have:

  • Autodesk Revit is used for the majority of documentation, and a high level of proficiency is required, suitable for delivering projects within an established template/system

  • Additionally proficiency in additional software such as AutoCAD,Tekla, Rhino MicroStation, Navisworks or similar will be highly regarded

  • Comprehensive understanding of working in a design office and preparation of structural engineering design drawings

  • Understanding of other disciplines gained through experience working on multidisciplinary projects

  • Understanding of other BIM workflows and their application to projects, and active participation in providing framework and monitoring delivery of BIM projects

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting projects and meeting delivery requirements to a high standard

  • A strong sense of commitment, willingness to learn and share knowledge

  • Ability to independently determine and develop an approach to solutions for routine problems of moderate to high complexity and/or scope

  • Contributes experience in supporting projects and effectively and accurately communicating technical intent to meet delivery requirements

  • The ability to work collaboratively. Establishing and managing effective working relationships with colleagues and clients

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to communicate at all levels

  • Excellent presentation skills. Review and verify accuracy, adequacy, and presentation of work produced by others

  • Ability to manage and direct technical officers, providing technical and mentoring advice

  • Established time management and organisational skills

  • Contribute to some or all phases of a project including proposal preparation, design and construction. Providing guidance on scope of work, scheduling, cost and risk on projects.

Preferred Qualifications .

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.


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