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AECOM Associate Director – Water Infrastructure in Melbourne, Australia

Job Summary

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.

Minimum Requirements

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.

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, part-time and job share options

  • 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.

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 Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253078BR

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.