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AECOM Technical Director - Asset Management in Melbourne, Australia

Company Description

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

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The Role

Are you passionate about asset management and want to contribute to challenging and interesting programs and projects that provide direct value to our communities? AECOM’s Asset Management & Materials team partners with our clients to optimise and improve their business performance by offering integrated asset, risk and information management advisory services. We currently have a rare opportunity for a Technical Director to join the team and support the successful delivery, profitability and strategic growth of our infrastructure asset management services across sectors from Water to Transport, Defence, Energy, Industrial, Property, and Community Services. This role can be based in our Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra office.

The successful candidate will join our ANZ Asset Management practice and will help drive the implementation of AECOM’s Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) Asset Management Strategy across various sectors of the business. This is a career-defining opportunity for a driven professional to play an instrumental role in the continued growth of our service offering.

Using your strong client-focus and developed networks, you will work within our multi-disciplinary team to seek out new opportunities, nurture positive client relationships, and deliver timely, innovative and high-quality project outputs. We are looking for someone who can integrate many aspects of Asset Management including embedment of information management principles and digital delivery into a BAU approach for clients. You will be a motivational project / initiative 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.

Your main responsibilities will involve, but will not be limited to:

  • Specific business development and strategic growth initiatives

  • Project delivery responsibility and accountability for the successful delivery of bids / projects / tasks ensuring quality outputs on time, every time

  • Providing advice to clients based on your technical skills and knowledge in business and change management processes and/or strategic / tactical / operational asset management

  • Commitment to client relationship development and management, and championing the AECOM “Client Promise” Innovative leadership and the technical review of others work, mentoring and upskilling junior members of the team

  • ‘Big picture’ appreciation – incorporating a holistic approach to managing infrastructure through linking skillsets from across the wider AECOM business to deliver integrated solutions to our clients.

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 Asset Management 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 – 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.


About You

We are seeking a passionate and committed industry leading professional with a strong background in asset management and program / project delivery. You will have a strong interest in developing integrated management solutions for our clients across their asset portfolio, and the successful candidate will have considerable experience in business process optimisation and change management, including the use of data and technology.

Ideally, you will have:

  • A desire to apply and continue to grow asset management consulting skills (strategic, tactical and/or operational) within AECOM and across sectors, and to be recognised as a respected advisor to clients as a primary career goal

  • A proven record of establishing and building relationships with asset owner / manager clients and successfully delivering work to strengthen their organisational capability so that repeat business is achieved

  • Commercial acumen, customer focus and business analysis skills Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Commitment to providing quality outputs on time, every time A strong and proven understanding of Asset Management leading practices, frameworks and relevant standards Strategic and tactical thinking capability applied in asset management throughout the asset lifecycle

  • Proven ability to plan and deliver a broad range of asset management, risk management and business improvement services Ability to coach and mentor individuals (this position does not entail line management but instead the growth of more junior people within project teams and the business)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative and sustainable strategies (in line with AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies), including the integration of other business line expertise

  • Exceptional demonstrated experience in managing and nurturing client relationships and networks within the business and previous experience in promoting and selling the skills of the business to external parties to develop new business development opportunities

  • 20 years relevant professional experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.

Additional Information

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

  • Working from Home Tool Kits + Mobile Phone

  • State of the art, modern and contemporary 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.

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: J10069510

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid