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AECOM Principal Water Engineer in Sydney, Australia

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

For decades AECOM has been providing water system services throughout ANZ with a focus on emerging technology and innovation. We are industry leaders in asset management as well as the full range of infrastructure and service planning, design, and construction.

Public and private municipal water companies call on our experience to help them protect public health and the environment through the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation services.

We work closely with clients to provide water solutions that contribute to liveable and water sensitive cities, reduce cost and impact and use new technology in treatment processes.

Job Description

AECOM is expanding its dynamic Civil Infrastructure business in Sydney and are looking for an experienced Principal Water Engineer to join our Water Infrastructure team.

Our services include network and treatment planning and design for water, wastewater and recycled water projects.

The role of a Principal Water Engineer is critical to delivering projects on-time, to a high-quality and ensuring the ongoing collaboration between internal and external stakeholders. Depending on the scope of the projects, the Principal Engineer can typically be involved in multiple projects – effectively managing their time and dedicating the correct resources to each project.

You will have world class people around you to achieve your results, including (but not limited to) our renowned structural engineering and ground engineering teams based in the same office and supported on a global scale, but one of your key challenges will be to prioritize your tasks on an ongoing basis, so it will be important to be organised and confident in your ability.

Your daily role will include a nice mix of using your technical and management skills. Technical works might include planning and design work, whereas management works will include management of projects, clients and mentoring junior engineers.

The role will involve you working in a team with a strong culture, a diverse project portfolio and you will have opportunities to take advantage of AECOM’s global reach.


As a Principal Water Engineer, you will be engaged, excited by project delivery and the successful integration of varied specialist and multi-disciplinary stakeholders.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Extensive years of relevant consultant experience on water and wastewater infrastructure projects within a design (including design & construction) environment

  • Design experience that demonstrates the development and evaluation of options to arrive at a preferred solution – water, recycled water, sewerage – all things Water Infrastructure

  • Knowledge of water industry standards, codes, and common practices.

  • Inspired to provide technical direction, mentor and train our junior members within the team.

  • If possible, for you to be confident to utilise your reputation in bringing business to AECOM through networking and delivering high quality work.

  • Champion new ideas, encouraging initiative and promoting innovative techniques and actions.

In joining our dynamic and market-leading team, you will contribute to the delivery of our growing portfolio of large infrastructure projects across NSW, Australia, and the broader region and provide our range of clients with brilliant and innovative solutions.

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: J10100494

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid