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AECOM Dams Engineer - Director Level 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

Are you a passionate, experienced engineer who wants to contribute to challenging and interesting projects that provide direct value to our communities? Do you have expertise in the dam space and are you looking to join a high performing team? With recurrent project wins and a strong pipeline of work, we are seeking a Director Level Dam Engineer to join our Melbourne AECOM Dams Team.

The AECOM Dams Group is one of the foremost dams consultancy businesses in Australia and often wins work purely on the strength of its people and its great reputation. We offer a great team culture focused on participation and inclusion. We want our people to grow and develop through working on exciting and complex projects.

By joining our team, you will get to work with some industry leading experts in the fields of geotechnical, structural and dam design and mentor and coach high performing engineers. You will also get the opportunity to work and collaborate with our interstate (Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle) and international offices (USA, New Zealand).


You enjoy working in teams and aspire to progress into advanced technical roles based on your specialist knowledge. You enjoy being accountable for your work and being influential in the project’s performance. You enjoy developing and nurturing relationships within AECOM and the local industry, whether through project work, client initiatives or industry associations. You are positive, and see 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:

  • 15+ years’ experience in dams experience (preferred)

  • A passion for mentoring and leadership – guiding our growing team of engineers to provide high quality outputs and excellent client service

  • Proven experience in delivering above expected outcomes and a strong technical capability to enable you to lead geotechnical design teams and design programs from options-analysis through to detailed design

  • You will be confident in leading and running engineering components of complex, major projects and providing technical and strategic direction in their delivery

  • You will maintain the key pillars of our team culture.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in Civil, Structural or Geotechnical Engineering or a related discipline (Essential).

Additional Information

AECOM’s Culture

To tackle the most complex challenges and provide innovative solutions, we attract, hire, and develop talented people of all backgrounds that ensures our teams reflect the community we service and provides an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We pride ourselves in the Dams Team of a workplace culture that encourages people to be at our best every day – with our culture being founded on the cultural pillars of ‘make it happen’, ‘support our team’ and ‘embracing the new and different’.

AECOM is a place where you can maximize 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.

AECOM offers flexible working arrangements and benefits for our team including additional annual leave options, paid parental and partner leave, provision of working from home kits and mobile phones (ensuring you have a proper working setup at home) – however we realise the importance of team and as such you’ll always have a desk in the office! Once you feel the culture and dynamics of our team, we promise you’ll want to come into the office and spend time with the team.

What our team say about us:

“Supportive team culture. We’re very diverse and quite social actually (social in our own way).”

"A strong and proactive culture of help and support. The team doesn’t wait until you ask for help – if they see that it’s needed, they offer to help.

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:

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10088321

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid