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AECOM Principal Track Engineer in Sydney, 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

Due to a strong pipeline of work, AECOM is expanding its dynamic and market-leading rail team in Sydney. We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced track design engineers to support and deliver our rail pipeline. This is a fantastic opportunity to be actively involved in an innovative and highly motivated team of professionals and be instrumental in delivering landmark projects within Sydney and across Australia.

Subject to your skills and experience, this role could see you perform a supporting or leading role on complex rail infrastructure projects of all sizes. You will be responsible for the development of permanent way design solutions including alignment and componentry and through concept to detailed design and construction support. You will coordinate solutions and designs with other rail and civil engineering teams and lead or participate in design and risk workshops as well as interdisciplinary checks and reviews.

You will be responsible for ensuring work is undertaken following the required local and national standards and legislation.

As a Track Engineer, you will:

  • Lead or support the design and coordination of new railways, new depots, track renewals, and turnout renewals covering Sydney Trains, TfNSW, and various ANZ transit projects.

  • Be able to coach and guide more junior members team of the team and offer experience and shared lessons from previous roles.

  • Build, maintain and manage strong office, client, and stakeholder relationships through technical delivery excellence.

  • Help lead or identify work-winning opportunities to grow AECOM's project pipeline within the track and alignment discipline area.

  • Ensure that all activities are performed safely and comply with AECOM and Client's OH&S requirements


Knowledge of rail track and alignment design is essential for this role as well as having a strong understanding of all the relevant interfacing disciplines within the rail corridor environment. Knowledge and ability to undertake rail track inspections and condition assessment would be advantageous but not essential for this role.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Appropriate years' experience within the track discipline and experience in delivering complex multi-disciplinary rail projects.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and communicate effectively with both internal and external clients around key dates.

  • Experience preparing design models, reports, and detailed drawings including Bentley OpenRail or Bentley Rail Track (BRT) experience or ability.

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant track and permanent way standards from a national or local level.

  • Ability to achieve and maintain high levels of quality and consistency of output and ability to work autonomously and take responsibility for the quality of deliverables and meeting deadlines.

  • Rail Industry Worker (RIW) Card.

  • Be a Chartered Engineer or be working towards a Chartered Engineer (EA, or other recognised Professional body).

  • RPEQ / NER Qualifications, desirable but not essential.

  • ARTC Track Designer or Track Verifier / Approver, desirable but not essential.

  • Relevant Engineering Degree, desirable but not essential subject to experience.

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:

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: J10078368

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid