AECOM Environmental Scientist / Engineer - Principal / Associate Director in Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

Our Environmental team based in Auckland is looking for an Environmental Scientist/ Engineer to join their team at Principal / Associate Director level. A background in water quality with experience in water sensitive urban design is preferred, but not essential.

The Role

At over 60 strong, AECOM’s Environment Business has one of the largest and most diverse environmental teams in New Zealand. Our multidisciplinary capability, geographic spread and global reach gives us opportunities to work on some of New Zealand’s most iconic projects. Our environmental scientists, environment engineers, resource management planners, geologists, sustainability specialists and ecologists are all passionate about what they do – having a positive impact on our local communities and natural environment both now and into the future. From securing approvals for significant new infrastructure, to enhancing our receiving environments and natural landscapes we are able to offer you a variety of career options in our team. Proudly supporting diversity and flexible working arrangements is key to growing our capability.

This role would suit an experienced Environmental Scientist with 15 – 20 years’ experience across a range of projects. The role provides technical leadership based on significant experience in water quality, water sensitive urban design and assessment of effects. Through a winner/doer model, you will build on your existing networks and develop new client relationships to enhance AECOM's position in the local market.


  • Manage projects including preparation and supervision of all deliverables and resources to meet contract requirements and provide successful outcomes for our clients

  • Provide technical expertise to resolve clients / project requirements and ensure maintenance of high technical standards

  • Build client relationships, identify opportunities and prepare bids for local and national clients

  • Effectively communicate in a professional manner with other project staff including subcontractors, suppliers, clients and the community to enhance working

Minimum Requirements

About You

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification

  • At least ten years' relevant experience, preferably in a consultancy environment.

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen

  • Proven results in building client relationships and business development skills

  • Effective collaboration, organisation, negotiation and teaming skills

  • Demonstrated experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects and meeting project goals and deliverables in a timely and profitable manner

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; report writing, development of proposals

  • Experience in successfully leading project teams

Preferred Qualifications

Appropriate Degree

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.

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Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197255BR

Clearance Required 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.