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AECOM Project/Design Manager - Civil Infrastructure in Perth, Australia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better 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.

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’re one global team – 47,000 strong – 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’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.

Job Description

The Role

As a result of a range of major project wins and a strong pipeline of pursuits and bids across the region, AECOM’s Transportation and Civil Infrastructure Team in Perth has an opportunity for a highly experienced Technical Director to play a key role as Senior Design Manager.

Supporting the delivery of existing projects and upcoming opportunities, this role offers a client-facing senior leadership position including design delivery, design / project management, and will require leadership, coordination and communication skills to successfully engage and guide project delivery teams, whilst working with closely with end clients and contractors.

You will coordinate and provide technical overview and guidance to teams for mid to large-size projects, as well as manage client relationships and contributing to business development. In this director level role you will provide specialised technical input to studies and design for your specific area of expertise and be accountable for commercial and quality outcomes on project delivery.

This role will work collaboratively with leaders across our WA Team, assisting with strategy development and rollout, project resourcing and pursuits as well as business initiatives within the Transportation sector, enabling you to continue to build your profile working for an international consultancy.

About You

This position is suited to an engaging and strategic professional who prides themselves on their ability to provide technical and project leadership in fields of transport planning and design, traffic, highways & civil engineering, and construction phase support.

Demonstrated experience in the following is essential:

  • Technical leadership and governance of multi-disciplinary teams in internal and client facing roles;

  • Design of highways and associated infrastructure to Australian standards;

  • Commercial/contractual management of projects on behalf of the Consultant;

  • High quality technical and non-technical report writing in plain English.

Demonstrated experience in the following is desirable:

  • Design and delivery experience under 'design only' and 'design and construct' delivery models;

  • Experience in the preparation of Transport Infrastructure Contracts and specifications;

  • Experience in the delivery of Preliminary Evaluation and/or Business Case projects


Relevant tertiary qualifications and consulting experience are a must. CPEng, registration preferred.

Additional Information

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: J10075901

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid