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Principal Drainage Engineer

AECOM - Melbourne, VIC

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Job Category

Engineering - Water - Wastewater

Job Summary

AECOM have an exciting opportunity for a Senior/Principal Engineer to join our Water team in Melbourne. The focus for this role will be to support a variety of projects in the transport, water 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.

Your experience in the analysis and design of stormwater drainage and flood management infrastructure means you will have the opportunity to provide direct supervision, leadership and mentoring of 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 water resources professionals, and to ultimately broaden your experience across the wider water resources sector.

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What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions and overall through programs supported by company leadership. Our define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements

At least 12 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in civil or civil/environmental engineering.

Business Group

Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Clearance Required