Mar 28, 2024

Design Engineer - Dams

  • AECOM Australia
  • Hybrid (Brisbane QLD, Australia)
Full time, Part time Engineering (geotechnical) Engineering (civil/structural) Management


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We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

Due to significant contract awards within our ANZ Water business, we are looking for an experienced Design Manager – Dams to join our team.

These awards bring a secure 10-year pipeline of work and with AECOM’s flexibility, you can base yourself in any of our offices in the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane.

The AECOM Dams Group is one of the foremost dams consultancy businesses in Australia and often wins work purely on the strength of its people and its great reputation.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Utilise your dams expertise, leadership, coordination and communication skills to successfully engage and guide project delivery teams, whilst working with closely with end clients and contractors
  • You will be responsible for overall design delivery including having the ultimate carriage on any design project decisions
  • Ensure dams projects are delivered within the constraints of quality, time and budget
  • Work collaboratively with leaders across our ANZ team for delivery of the projects, as well as assisting with project resourcing and business initiatives.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes, you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and consulting experience
  • Experience in dams engineering and design, desirable 8 years +
  • Proven track record in the successful delivery of large projects on time, within budget and outstanding quality
  • Excellent communication skills and high quality technical and non-technical report writing
  • Client relationship / management skills and experience.

Additional information

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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.



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