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AECOM Principal Urban Planner in Melbourne, Australia

Company Description

Work with us. Change the 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.

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

Creating places that matter and communities that thrive.

AECOM’s Urbanism + Planning team comprises Urban and Environmental Planners, Landscape Architects, Architects and Urban Designers who have built a reputation for excellence and innovation in the design and planning of integrated multi-disciplinary projects.

Our team services a diverse range of public and private sector clients and market sectors within Victoria, interstate and internationally, including Department of Transport and Planning, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Club and Melbourne Airport. Our work includes major transit infrastructure, power and renewables infrastructure, master planning services and precinct scale projects. We support due diligence assessments, permitting, Environmental Impact Assessment and the delivery phase of major projects. Our team are supporting some of the most significant infrastructure projects in Australia.

Together with our clients, we are working to evolve and elevate the built environment across sectors including, social infrastructure, transit, technology and logistics, and commercial and corporate real estate, whilst focusing on solutions that promote long term health and wellbeing for all.

We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Leading and managing a range of urban planning deliverables including project approval strategies, multi-criteria analysis and options assessment, land use impact assessment in support of EES and planning permit applications

  • Providing support on major projects, in key areas such as delivery of Development Plans/Urban Design and Landscape Plans, Urban Design Strategies, planning due diligence and approval strategies, and planning scheme amendments

  • Providing urban planning advice on a broad range of AECOM projects aligned with the Urbanism + Planning practice including masterplans, feasibility studies and business cases.

  • Effectively managing projects to schedule and budget and achieving high quality outcomes and outputs to the satisfaction of the client.

  • Preparing and providing input into successful high quality fee proposals in addition to supporting the team in business development activities and playing an active role in the professional development of junior staff by mentoring and leadership.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes, you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Tertiary qualification to degree level in Urban / Environment planning (or similar) ideally with around 10 years relevant experience in urban planning. Ideal experience is within the areas of major infrastructure precinct development and environmental / renewable projects.

  • Demonstrated skills in managing projects and budgets to meet time and resource requirements whilst working collaboratively within a broader team.

  • Well-developed understanding of contemporary planning practice and ability to interpret and apply planning legislation and planning schemes.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to coordinate project teams and liaise effectively with team members and clients at all levels.

  • Desire to think and act beyond one’s technical training, embracing opportunities to lead and manage multi-disciplinary projects and teams.

Join us and let’s get started.


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:


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: J10091739

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid