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AECOM Director - Structures (Leadership Appointment) in Melbourne, Australia

Company Description

At AECOM, we are delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether its 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 are one global team a 47,000 strong a 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 are 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 and 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

AECOM have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated leader who would enjoy working with an industry leading team on a broad range of city shaping infrastructure projects, as well as influencing and leading strategy development and execution to achieve business success.

The role of Director - Structures (VSA) is the leadership position for our bridges and underground structures business across the VSA region. Based in Melbourne, this role sits on the Civil Infrastructure Leadership team - VSA. Reporting directly to the Group Director (CI VSA) this role is responsible for Structures Team culture, performance, staff, clients, and projects. Drawing on your design and major projects delivery experience you will have a desired to lead and build a structures team servicing both major projects and key clients. You are a strong collaborator and work well with teams at multiple levels, drawing on your leadership, client service and technical experience.


  • Act as a technical leader for the Structures team ensuring you develop and share knowledge with other employees.

  • Winning and/or delivery of projects or business results, across the range of people, clients, and excellence indicators.

  • Lead major transport infrastructure projects in a structures capacity and meet delivery requirements.

  • Project and design management excellence.

  • Establish and maintains effective relationships with clients/customers.

  • Take responsibility for delivery of individual projects including technical quality, budget, and programme.

  • Ensure delivery of projects in accordance with AECOM’s Project Delivery Framework requirements.

  • Create, maintain, and lead high performing engaged teams through effective communication, feedback, and support of all team members.

  • Recognise and inspire staff contribution to create an environment where people succeed and fulfil their potential, to maximise staff retention.

  • Contributes to the development of other professional employees including their technical skills.

  • Mentor less experienced staff in their development and assist them in professional accreditation where appropriate.


  • Demonstrated experience in managing major transport infrastructure projects in a structure’s capacity and meeting delivery requirements

  • Experience in successfully leading and developing project teams

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, and the ability to develop a strong client base

  • Knowledge of the market for consulting services

  • An effective leader with tenacity and drive to achieve outstanding results and grow the team.

  • Collaborative; willing to share knowledge, experience, ideas, and expertise for the betterment of group and self

  • Strong client focus with business development experience

  • Project margin and cost utilisation experience

  • BE with 15+ years relevant experience

Additional Information

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: J10080048

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid