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AECOM Director – Water (Vic, SA & Tas) in Melbourne, Australia

Job Summary

It’s one thing to imagine a better world. AECOM was built to deliver it.

AECOM is looking for the next Leader of its Water team for Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania. Whilst you will be based locally in Melbourne, we are looking for someone who will collaborate nationally and globally across our water business.

As a Director in our business, you will provide leadership and expertise across client care, project delivery, thought leadership, business leadership and business development to achieve our vision “to be the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm”.

You will lead a team of professionals to grow a sustainable and profitable business within the water and strategic asset management disciplines, through the identification of opportunities, strategic and successful proposal compilation to win commissions and the profitable delivery of projects. This role is responsible for mentoring and developing team members to realise their full potential and obtain their full engagement in the business.

As a Leader, this role will continue to develop a solid and diverse client base across our water utility, and contractor clients through regular client liaison and via relationships developed throughout the team. You will also lead collaborative effort of our water and asset management services to the transport, defence and resources sector clients.

Working with the Victorian and South Australian Sector Leaders, and the Australian and New Zealand Water Leaders, you will build AECOM’s business and brand and to ensure that the business is responsive and sensitive to market conditions and client expectations. This will be achieved through your proactive drive to bring the very best of AECOM’s local, national and global expertise to our clients.

There will be opportunities to undertake work across Australia and New Zealand, and contribute to our identification and development of new clients and offerings across the regions. A key part of the role will be to champion a one-team approach across the business lines, to develop the civil-infrastructure business in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Minimum Requirements

About you:

  • You will be a respected industry leader with extensive experience in the water industry.

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering complex projects and meeting delivery requirements

  • Skilled in identifying new opportunities with existing clients and in developing new client relationships / opportunities

  • Strong leadership skills including technical leadership, human relations, team building, innovation and motivation skills with proven results in building team’s level of expertise

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

  • Understanding of consulting engineering in the Australian environment

  • Strong working knowledge of local and central government legislation and statutory requirements

  • A strong drive to lead from the front, to grow the business

  • Ability to draw on global technology and innovation to enable our clients to achieve their vision, and to achieve our purpose

Preferred Qualifications


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 - Water - Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248316BR

Virtual: 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.