Jun 17, 2022

Principal Drainage Engineer

  • AECOM Australia
  • 727 Collins Street, Docklands VIC, Australia
Full time, Part time Engineering


The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Engineer to join our Water Resources team in Melbourne.

The focus for this role will be to support a variety of projects in the transport, water, energy and urban development markets located across Melbourne and Australia. You will work with teams of professional engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff to deliver flooding and drainage design packages for major infrastructure projects, as well as take responsibility for delivering a range of exciting water resources projects in their own right. The role will also involve leading and supporting business development activities, including client liaison and proposal preparation.

We are currently helping to deliver multiple large infrastructure projects such as Geelong Fast Rail, Rail Network Alliance, Craigieburn Road Upgrade and the Barwon Heads Road Project. As a principal, your experience in the analysis and design of stormwater drainage and flood management infrastructure means you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for leading drainage/hydrology design packages and provide direct supervision, leadership and mentoring to junior staff to assist in their professional development. The role also offers a significant opportunity to establish yourself within a diverse and growing team of civil infrastructure professionals, and to ultimately broaden your experience across the wider water resources sector and related disciplines.

About You

Ideally, you will have:

  • At least 10 years post-graduate experience, most likely in consulting engineering or a similar local/state government role, with exposure to medium-large and multidisciplinary infrastructure projects.

  • Strong client focus, high level of motivation and dedication and the ability work well in a team environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills,

  • An appetite for fast-paced major projects, and the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.

  • High level of proficiency using industry-standard hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software packages (eg. DRAINS, WBNM, RAFTS, HEC-RAS and TUFLOW).

  • Experience using GIS (eg. MapInfo or ArcGIS), 12d and CAD software.

To be successful in this role you will be a clear and confident communicator, with a keen interest in further developing your existing skillset but also broadening your experience across a wide range of projects. The Melbourne Water Team will highly value your positive attitude to work and provide a fun and inclusive work environment for you to reach your potential.

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 an Equal Opportunity Employer and we've committed to creating a culture that embraces flexibility for all team members. We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part-time and job share options

  • Working from Home Tool Kits + Mobile Phone

  • 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

  • Professional memberships

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.




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Degree targeted

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or civil/environmental engineering.

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