AECOM Rail Communication Engineer in Sydney, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146070BR

Position Title Rail Communication 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 Railway Communications Engineer to join our rail team in Sydney as an Associate Director working on a variety of rail projects predominantly for our NSW clients but occasionally assisting other states and regions.

As a Rail Expert with the world's #1 ranked engineering design firm, you will be exposed to a range of projects and stakeholders providing you with an opportunity to apply your experience on major to mega rail projects.Current and recent projects include light rail, metro, passenger rail, freight and high speed rail.You will work efficiently in an autonomous environment as well as contributing as part of the wider Civil and Infrastructure and AECOM team.

Minimum Requirements

The role will include:

  • Checking and independent verification of communications designs.

  • Provide high quality communications design to the rail industry

  • Client relationships at the project and local market level.

  • Mentorship of a small team

  • Preparation of proposals, including formulation of project costs.

  • Responsibility for the delivery of projects and maintenance of project budgets

Preferred Qualifications

  • A proven track record in working on multidisciplinary rail projects

  • At least 15 years of rail communications design experience

  • Excellent knowledge and proven record of undertaking designs for:

  • Fibre optic and copper cable networks,

  • PCM, SDH, PDH, ATM, MPLS/IP, IP based transmission systems and networks

  • Microwave data links

  • Analogue UHF/VHF radio systems

  • TETRA, GRN, GSM-R and other digital trunked radio design experience

  • RF simulation modelling experience using specialised software packages

  • CCTV, Telephony (POTS and VoIP), Public Address, Passenger Information, Hearing Impaired Audio Loops, Fare Collection, Electronic Access, Help Points and other station systems

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.