AECOM Principal Permanent Way Engineer in Sydney, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145790BR

Position Title Principal Permanent Way Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - New South Wales

City Sydney

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 has an exciting opportunity for a principal permanent way engineer to join our rail team in Sydney working on a variety of rail projects predominantly for our NSW clients but occasionally assisting other states and regions. Current and recent projects include light rail, metro, passenger rail, freight and high speed rail.

The person appointed will be responsible for the technical, on time and on budget delivery of these projects. This position requires the candidate to oversee permanent way designs from feasibility, through concept and ultimately to full detail design. The candidate will be required to undertake checking and verification of designs and provide technical support to construction teams.

Minimum Requirements

As a principal permanent way engineer you will:

  • Provide technical permanent way engineering design, checking and verification.

  • Carry out general engineering duties to ensure quality and systems/process requirements are achieved.

  • Undertake site inspections and prepare reports.

  • Verification experience of permanent way designs

  • Experience working for a Rail Consultancy preferably within NSW

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing technical design documentation

  • Ability to train and give guidance to graduates

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience

  • Ability to work autonomously and take responsibility for quality of deliverables and meeting deadlines

  • Exceptional levels of written and oral communication

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering

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.