Nov 17, 2021

Principal Water & Wastewater Engineer

  • AECOM Australia
  • Newcastle NSW, Australia
Full time Engineering (civil/structural)


The Role

AECOM is expanding its dynamic Civil Infrastructure business in the Hunter region and are looking for an enthusiastic Principal Water & Wastewater Engineer to join our Water team. 

This role presents an opportunity to fast-track your technical and business development skills, working with a range of specialists across the globe, delivering a wide range of infrastructure projects while establishing and building existing client relationships.

Our NSW Water team is helping to deliver large water infrastructure programs encompassing strategic planning and asset management, concept and detailed design, construction and commissioning support. We also support our major internal clients for transport, energy, mining and minerals, oil and gas, ports and marine sectors.

Our services include network and treatment planning and design for water, wastewater and recycled water projects with a key focus on supporting sustainable outcomes for our clients and the communities they serve. 

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

About You

We are seeking a future leader with an interest in succession and long-term growth in AECOM - an individual who is looking to develop their career within a global organisation – whether that be through people management, technical specialisation, or project management.

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering Water Infrastructure projects to a high standard, within budget and on time
  • Successful track record delivering work within a consultancy environment
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary projects in planning and design phases
  • Passionate about developing yourself to be a future leader and initiator of our vision to build a better world
  • Experience in working across multidisciplinary stakeholder groups
  • Technical experience in the following areas: gravity and pressure pipelines, pump stations and treatment plants
  • Experience covering all aspects of the capital project lifecycle from planning, through design, construction and commissioning
  • CPEng, RPEQ (or working towards)

What we offer

As the world's most trusted infrastructure consulting firm, we’re committed to managing our business with the utmost responsibility and to always strive for better – reducing emissions, creating social value, or diversifying our senior leadership and workforce.

We understand both the urgency of the challenges facing our society and our responsibility to respond in an impactful and enduring way. Armed with this consciousness, we’re leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future, partnering with those who want to make a positive difference in the world.

We’re listening to clients and the communities we serve to improve lives and livelihoods, and to create sustainable legacies for generations to come.

Thinking without limits is what keeps us at the vanguard. Ideas have no borders, and this ethos is embedded in our culture. The full scope of our global expertise is available to anyone who needs it, wherever they are based.

We’re trusted advisors — planners, designers, engineers, consultants, and program and construction managers — delivering professional services spanning cities, transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part-time, and job share options.
  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices.
  • Paid parental and partner leave.
  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging.
  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers.
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. Vaccinations, health insurance discounts.
  • Employee stock purchase plans.
  • Study assistance.
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.



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