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Job Information

AECOM Principal Civil Engineer - Aviation in Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

The Role

Our ANZ Aviation team is looking to recruit a Principal Civil Engineer with an aviation/pavements background to join our New Zealand business. In this role, you will deliver civil aviation projects for our international and regional commercial airports, as well as our Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces’ portfolio of airfields.

Minimum Requirements

About You

As a Principal in our business your ability to take ownership of projects or design packages and drive delivery will ensure project excellence. Being an enthusiastic and passionate team player, you will enjoy contributing to a culture of collaboration and innovation. As an organised engineer with attention to detail is critical to ensure success. You will be encouraged to use your creativity within company guidelines to ensure we are delivering innovative solutions for our clients while managing risk.

Our Client Promise is supported by team members who can listen, clarify and undertake direction to ensure we meet expectations. Having a broad knowledge and business perspective will help in your ability to influence both technically and commercially in this role.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex environment and use influencing skills to drive initiatives.

  • Demonstrated skills in report writing, client interfacing, workshopping and presentations. Detailed knowledge of:

  • ICAO Annex 14 and related ICAO planning and design guidelines.

  • NZ CAA Advisory Circular Part 139 (or other equivalent ICAO member states 139 design guidance).

  • Experience in interface design management between airfield pavements, and associated infrastructure items such as AGL, PAPI, radio navigational aids and similar related systems, strip drainage, apron inground services, fuel spill interception, floodlighting and JUHI coordination.

  • Working knowledge of ASTM D5340-12 Airport PCI Surveys.

  • Experience in the latest airfield pavement intrusive and non-intrusive pavement testing.

  • Experience in the identification of pavement defects, required testing, evaluation of results, identification of the cause, and determination of required rehabilitation.

  • Airside pavements maintenance works construction management experience.

  • Experience in project management, airfield design package management, airfield construction management.

  • Experience in aircraft pavement visual inspections on both Commercial – civilian Airports and Military Bases.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong client relationships, gain trust, and support senior leaders in environments with pressing delivery schedules.

  • Working experience with aviation clients, airlines and authorities in ANZ and the Pacific would be an advantage.

  • This role requires you to have the ability to travel throughout ANZ and the Pacific as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering

  • Chartered Engineer status or working towards

  • 10+ years’ experience in Aircraft Pavement Design and Maintenance with Civilian - commercial and Military Experience

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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. 225649BR

Additional Locations NZ - Christchurch, NZ - Wellington

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.


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