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AECOM Associate Director - Highways and Bridges in Auckland, New Zealand

Job Summary

As a key member of the multi-discipline transport team, the Associate Director will lead a team of engineers, designers and drafters to deliver projects on time and to budget. The successful candidate will also be responsible for development of effective client relationships to deliver growth of the team through repeat business and identification and establishment of new clients.

This role will look after project delivery, technical quality and resource allocation to lead an engaged and motivated technical team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an engineer to grow their experience, working as part of a high performing, close-knit regional team, with contact and support from global technical specialists. In addition to providing technical input and advice, you will be given the opportunity to work directly with clients, expanding your business development and networking skills. You will guide and mentor junior engineers, contributing to the growth of our talent pipeline.

There are several career paths you may follow within AECOM and our aim is to place people in roles that will help both the individual and team to succeed. We encourage your professional and personal development and you will be supported in obtaining your CPEng if you are not already accredited, and receive strong mentoring and support in order to progress your career.

Your day to day role will include

  • Undertake design management roles in multidisciplinary projects, ensuring integrated design through effective communication and coordination with other disciplines.

  • Provide design leadership and influence to generate innovative and high-quality design outcomes.

  • Manage the interface between Project Managers and Discipline Leads to deliver Strategic, Concept and Delivery Readiness Phases.

  • Liaise with the Project Manager to identify changes of scope, resourcing and/or priority of packages that may impact delivery against schedule.

  • Liaise with stakeholder groups during the development of the Designs.

  • Generate fee and programme estimates and regular track your progress.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven minimum 15 years’ transportation infrastructure detailed design delivery experience and leading teams on major infrastructure projects;

  • Ability to manage resources across multiple work streams;

  • Experience delivering projects with a high level of public visibility and interest;

  • Experience bringing together a cohesive team on complex projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Civil Engineering degree

  • CPEng is preferred

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263366BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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