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Job Information

AECOM Senior Civil Engineer - Aviation in Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

Our ANZ Aviation team is looking to recruit a Senior to Principal Civil Engineer with a pavement engineering background (and preferably aviation experience) 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.

As a Senior 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.

Minimum Requirements

About You:

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.

Pavement Design and Related Civil Infrastructure Design

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

  • Experience in pavement visual inspections on both airside and landside pavements.

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

  • Ideally, solid working knowledge of ASTM D5340-12 Airport PCI Surveys.

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

  • Working knowledge and experience of Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology and associated NZ Guides.

  • Experienced in using the latest pavement structural design software including CIRCLY, FAARFIELD, APSDS, and COMFAA.

  • Demonstrated skills in report writing, client interfacing, workshopping and presentations.

Construction Experience

  • Construction management / monitoring experience.

  • Working knowledge of materials testing, aggregate evaluation, asphaltic and concrete mix designs in support of design specifications and Construction management.

  • Pavements maintenance works

Airside Infrastructure Planning and Design (not required but would be an advantage)

  • Ideally, 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, flood lighting and JUHI coordination.

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

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

  • This role requires that 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

  • 8+ years’ experience in Aircraft Pavement Design and Maintenance with Civilian - commercial and Military Experience (Candidates with similar highway related experience, but no specific airport experience, are still encouraged to apply).

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. 234674BR

Additional Locations NZ - Christchurch

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.