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AECOM Associate Director – Civil (Water Infrastructure) in Melbourne, Australia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

The Role

Are you passionate about the water sector, and want to contribute to challenging and interesting projects that provide direct value to our communities? Do you have experience in water infrastructure and are looking to join a high performing team?

With a strong pipeline of projects and a network of specialist support nationally and globally, AECOM are growing their Melbourne water infrastructure team, and are seeking a motivated Associate Director to join us.

The successful candidate will join our Water Group leadership team and will help drive the implementation of AECOM’s Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) Water Strategy. This is a career-defining opportunity for a driven professional to play an instrumental role in the continued growth of our water-related service offering across the Victoria/South Australia/Tasmania (VSAT) water market sector, and the wider ANZ region.

The Water Infrastructure group provides services to a range of internal and external clients on projects covering water and wastewater treatment, dams, asset management, major conveyance, industrial, civil infrastructure (including support of major projects such as the Metro Tunnel and LXRP), mining, and defence sectors.

Using your strong client-focus and developed networks, you will join our multi-disciplinary team to seek out new opportunities, nurture positive client relationships, and deliver timely, innovative and high-quality project outputs. You will be a motivational leader, fostering the growth and development of our team, which comprises of a combination of new talent and experienced professionals, whilst focusing on technical excellence, project management and client service satisfaction.


With AECOM, you’re joining a Fortune 500 company and global leader in the delivery of water services, with over 50,000 staff and nearly 5,000 dedicated water specialists. Whether it is through our water academy, our technical practice groups, or mobilising our global leads in the delivery of our projects – AECOM can truly bring global expertise to local delivery. This in turn allows our team to work on flagship national water projects.

Our local water and asset management team pride themselves on an inclusive, equitable culture that promotes participation and diversity of thought - the best people, supporting our clients and communities through innovative, integrated water solutions. We are committed to environmental, social and governance outcomes on our projects, and actively contribute to thought leadership within the water industry, including contribution to industry events such as OzWater, and engagement of leading industry bodies such as Engineers Australia, WSAA and VicWater.

This role is a great opportunity to make your mark as part of a team with a strong growth trajectory, and a healthy pipeline of major projects, underpinned by a robust approach to partnerships with complimentary consultants and contractors in the industry.


About you

You enjoy working in teams, being accountable for your work and influential in project outcomes. You enjoy developing and nurturing relationships within AECOM and our clients, whether through project work, business development initiatives or industry associations. You are positive, looking at challenges as opportunities to innovate, collaborate and grow. You are an active team member and are eager to take on new and different.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and meeting delivery requirements.

  • Commercial acumen, strong business analysis skills and the ability to interpret and understand complex financial systems and reports.

  • Demonstrated experience in identifying new innovative business development opportunities and turning these into wins.

  • Ability to work collaboratively at both an internal and external, client-facing level, developing new client relationships and maintaining existing networks within the business.

  • Mentoring junior engineers.

  • Recently published or presented paper(s) in a relevant technical area would be highly regarded.15+ years professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications and consulting experience are essential.

Additional Information

Sustainable Legacies

AECOM have made the bold commitment to embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into everything we do. We want to ensure that the work we do in partnership with our clients leaves a positive, lasting impact for communities and our planet. This means we have embedded deep cuts in carbon emissions, resilience to climate change and social equity and inclusion into all our projects. This is not an easy task, and requires the dedication of key water infrastructure team members such as yourself to continue driving transformation in the way we engage our clients, win our work, and deliver our projects. This role is a great opportunity to meaningfully impact projects in the water infrastructure space – achieving net carbon zero emissions, embracing circular economy principles, improving social outcomes for our clients and communities, and fostering a culture of inclusion and respect.

Learn more about our sustainable legacies initiative here:

Benefits at AECOM

AECOM is a place where you can maximise your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.​​​​​

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer and we've committed to creating a culture that embraces flexibility for all team members. We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home

  • Working from Home Tool Kits + Mobile Phone

  • State of the art, modern offices

  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers

  • Wellbeing benefits e.g., vaccinations, health insurance discounts

  • Employee stock purchase plans

  • Professional memberships

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.


AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here:


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10043264

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid