Feb 03, 2023

Principal or Associate Director - Flooding / Hydrology Specialist

  • AECOM Australia
  • Hybrid (727 Collins Street, Docklands VIC, Australia)
Full time, Part time Engineering Natural Resources -Water


The Role

AECOM is looking for an influential, collaborative and vibrant Principal or Director specialising in flood hydrology and hydraulics to join our Water Resources team in Melbourne. The successful candidate will join our Water Group leadership team and will help drive the implementation of AECOM’s ANZ Water Strategy. This is a career-defining opportunity for a driven professional to play an instrumental role in the continued growth of our water-related service offering across Victoria.

Our Water Resources team provides services to a range of internal and external clients on projects across the municipal, industrial, civil infrastructure, mining, defence and oil & gas sectors.  The team includes engineers and scientists who specialise in a wide range of technical disciplines such as flood risk management, stormwater management, drainage design, water quality and water sensitive urban design.

Using your strong client-focus and developed networks, you will join our multi-disciplinary team to deliver timely, innovative and high-quality project outputs. You will be a motivational leader, fostering the growth and development of our team, which comprises of a combination of new talent and experienced professionals, whilst focusing on technical excellence, project management and client service satisfaction.

About You

We are looking for an innovative and influential leader with a strong local and regional market presence; an individual who can provide technical leadership and business development focus in flooding assessments, whilst fostering a culture of inclusion, support and delivery excellence.

Essential criteria include the following:

  • RPEV (or eligibility to apply immediately)

  • Extensive experience and understanding of consulting engineering in the Australian environment, with exposure to flooding assessments for medium-large and multidisciplinary infrastructure projects

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

  • Experience with leading project teams and/or flooding packages on major projects 

  • High level of proficiency using industry-standard hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software packages (for example TUFLOW, HEC-RAS (1D and 2D) and RORB) and working knowledge of ARR19.

Sustainable Legacies

AECOM have made the bold commitment to embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into everything we do. We want to ensure that the work we do in partnership with our clients leaves a positive, lasting impact for communities and our planet. This means we have embedded deep cuts in carbon emissions, resilience to climate change and social equity and inclusion into all our projects. This is not an easy task, and requires the dedication of key water resources team members such as yourself to continue driving transformation in the way we engage our clients, win our work, and deliver our projects. This role is a great opportunity to meaningfully impact projects in the water resources space – achieving net carbon zero emissions, embracing circular economy principles, improving social outcomes for our clients and communities, and fostering a culture of inclusion and respect.

Learn more about our sustainable legacies initiative here: https://publications.aecom.com/sustainable-legacies/

Benefits at AECOM

AECOM is a place where you can maximize your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.

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 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 (focused on water engineering)

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