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AECOM Graduate Water Resources Engineer in Townsville, Australia

Job Summary

Delivering a better world.

At AECOM we’re driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. Our clients count on us to think without limits and we partner with them on projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, public realm, energy and the environment, to build legacies for generations to come.

The Role

From flood protection to nutrient control to desalination, AECOM’s goal is to ensure that our water clients have access to globally sustainable technologies, locally delivered. Our professionals work in and across the major markets to deliver comprehensive solutions that safeguard human health and the environment. Balancing the world’s need for safe, reliable water with protecting this critical natural resource for the future requires a deep understanding of interconnected systems.

Water Resources Engineers primarily work in the areas of hydrology and hydraulics to support infrastructure design, and develop business solutions for clients. As a Water Resources Engineer, you will be involved in flood studies, drainage design, stormwater management, mine water management, water yield assessments, and a range of water naturalisation projects. You will use digital technologies such as flood modelling and GIS to support analysis. Water resources work helps to manage flood risk for our communities, ensure infrastructure is resilient to flooding, and reduce our impact on the environment.

Graduates – with their fresh thinking and passion for reimagining what’s possible – are critical to our success. We are excited to be seeking applicants from a wide range of disciplines, including civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, structural and building services, as well as design, planning and program and cost management fields. Ideas have no borders and this ethos is embedded in our culture. As a graduate, you will have the chance to work alongside like-minded professionals and industry leaders on iconic projects that help shape and connect our cities and communities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills

  • A strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn, and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline-driven environment

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking applications from students with a Bachelor degree (or higher) in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental Science

Our Graduate Program

Our Growing Professional Skills (GPS) graduate program is designed to help you bridge the gap between formal education and the workplace. The program is spread across two years, drawing on a range of personal development activities, exposure to other graduates and business leaders, and a range of topics designed to grow your business and professional skills, so you become Business Ready.

What We Offer

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.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Corporate

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269579BR

Clearance Required No

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.

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