AECOM Trainee Technical Officer in Melbourne, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144705BR

Position Title Trainee Technical Officer

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

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


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

Our Melbourne team are seeking a highly motivated school leaver to join our transportation group and support the business in drafting activities. As a Trainee Drafter (Assistant Technical Officer) you will work as part of a team delivering civil engineering design projects. This role is a developmental one where you will grow your skills-base and acquire a more specialised understanding of drafting and design concepts and processes using AutoCAD and 3D modelling.

Our Trainee Drafters have the opportunity to work in a highly motivated team where you will gain civil design experience on the job. This is an opportunity develop excellent drawing and checking skills while developing your problem skills. You will assist in producing civil designs and associated engineering drawings while liaising with designers and project team engineers to ensure timely delivery of project outputs.

As an Assistant Technical Officer you will be afforded the opportunity to start an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology and gain on the job skill building and experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Basic proficiency in using AutoCAD preferred but not essential

  • Sound skills to use all Microsoft Office packages

  • Interest in 3D modelling and 2D drawing extraction

  • Graduating from Year 12;

  • High achievement levels in Maths and Science subjects;

  • Enrolled or eligible to enrol in a Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology;

Preferred Qualifications N/A

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.