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Job Information

AECOM Principal Mechanical Engineer in Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

Put your innovative thinking, technical excellence and passion into high gear. When you join a company that’s building a better world, your opportunities are unlimited. At AECOM, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives. Every day our team explores new possibilities for a better world. Healthier communities and environments.

AECOM’s award-winning Power business is looking for an experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer to support the successful completion of a range of complex Industrial and Infrastructure projects across Australia and NZ.

Working as a key member in a dynamic, consulting environment, you will be leading the technical design and delivery of industrial and water projects and providing guidance to support the growth and development of our professional engineers.

Key tasks include:

  • Technical input and delivery Industrial and water projects

  • Coordinating with other discipline leads on large scale projects

  • Growing AECOM’s client base and specialist offering in the market

  • Providing support and guidance to junior engineers

  • Site visits, inspections and commissioning

  • Drafting design reports

  • Assisting with the preparation of proposals

  • Reviewing budget estimates and pricing schedules

  • Travel to other AECOM, client or site offices

Minimum Requirements

You will have a proven background in Infrastructure and Industrial design and have a passion for working collaboratively within a close-knit team to deliver high-quality engineering designs, construction supervision and commissioning of fluids handling systems for hazardous materials such as piping, pipe supports, piping stress analysis, pumps, valves, storage tanks, pressure vessels, pressure/vacuum relief systems.

Experience of mechanical building services and ventilation systems would also be an advantage.

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • CPEng or equivalent is essential

  • 15 years+ experience in Mechanical Engineering including industrial, chemical and water engineering.

  • Knowledge of the local market in Australia/New Zealand

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to work as part of a multi-discipline team are essential

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-Graduate qualification/s

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 - Mechanical

Business Line Power

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246139BR

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.