AECOM Senior Engineer - Mine Water Management in Townsville, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148764BR

Position Title Senior Engineer - Mine Water Management

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Business Line Water

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - Queensland

City Townsville

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 create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

We have an opportunity for an experienced Civil/Environmental/Geotechnical Engineer with Mine Water Management experience to join the team in Townsville, QLD.

As an experienced member of the team, you will provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to develop junior engineers and technicians. You will undertake technical investigations and design and project management for a diverse range of water resource projects with a focus on mine water management assessments and tailings dam safety and compliance management. You will need to occasionally undertake site inspections and supervise field teams and subcontractors.

You will be a key member of our Water Resources team and contribute to the strategic planning for the Group.

Minimum Requirements

  • 7+ years’ relevant professional experience, preferably within a consulting environment;

  • Working knowledge of the QLD legislation on regulated dams and tailings - highly regarded;

  • Proficiency in a range of water resource skills including mine water management, tailings management, water balance, dam safety inspections and drainage - required;

  • Proven task and project management skills and proficient in report writing;

  • Sound understanding of the local market, trends and opportunities will be key to your success in the role.

Preferred Qualifications

• Tertiary Qualifications in Civil / Environmental / Geotechnical (or equivalent)

• Registered or registrable as CPEng and RPEQ

• Current Class C drivers licence

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.