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Fusing art, architecture and engineering

Designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré

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Moses Mabidha Stadium

Focusing on legacy, culture and location

South Africa

Contributing to projects that meld awe-inspiring design with economic and civic benefits is the ultimate career satisfaction.

Tim Ter Haar

Managing Director, Buildings + Places

Bloomberg European Headquarters

Encouraging cooperation and collaboration

United Kingdom

Our in-house expertise and wealth of knowledge across disciplines enable delivery of the most complex projects.

Coralie Soudee

Associate, Commercial Cost Management

Taizhou Bridge

Connecting with long-span suspension


In my work, I cross vast continents in search of new frontiers in bridge engineering. Bridges connect people and places, both physically and emotionally.

Dr. Robin Sham, CBE

Managing Director, Transportation

Connected and Automated Vehicles

Expanding mobility options

United States

We must consider the possible and not be limited by the tools and solutions available today. Our imagination and technical skills drive our solutions.

Veronica Siranosian

Director, AECOM Ventures

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Job Information

AECOM Cadet Drafter - Rail in Perth, Australia

Australia - Western Australia, Perth

Job Summary

As a Technical Cadet you will work as part of a team to assist with delivery of engineering design projects. This role is a developmental opportunity to grow your skills-base and acquire a more specialised understanding of digital engineering concepts and processes to deliver successful projects using BIM, 3D design, construction simulation, material management and sustainable facilities management.

In the role of Technical Cadet you will be afforded the opportunity be supported through the completion a relevant Advanced Diploma while gaining on the job development and experience including:

  • Gaining an understanding of business line strategies and plans,

  • Producing appropriate 2D and 3D CAD models, documentation and other technical work tasks,

  • Developing excellent drawing and checking skills;

  • Awareness of projects time and budget targets;

  • Liaison with designers and project team engineers to ensure timely delivery of project outputs;

Minimum Requirements

  • Interest in gaining design knowledge through on the job experience

  • Interest in 3D modelling and 2D drawing extraction

  • Basic proficiency in using AutoCAD

  • Sound skills to use all Microsoft Office packages

  • Eager to learn through on the job experience and TAFE study.

  • Enthusiastic and driven.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High achievement levels in Maths and Science subjects;

  • Year 12 education or equivalent

  • Enrolled or eligible to enrol in an Advanced Diploma in Civil /Structural Engineering

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 Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254200BR

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.