Associate Director - Civil Engineer (Transport)

Job Description

Transforming mobility and delivering sustainable outcomes

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.

AECOM delivers comprehensive services from creation to completion and beyond, our transportation professionals are constantly exploring new ways to navigate a challenging project.

A new underground rail link in Auckland. A subzero runway in Antarctica. Removal of 75 level crossings and building new station in Melbourne. The design of the Sydney Gateway Road project. In every region we deliver comprehensive solutions that connect people and places in forward thinking ways.

According to Engineering news Records 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms, “AECOM is #1 in Transport globally.

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


Job Description

Our Transport Team are looking for an experienced Engineer based in Rockhampton. This opportunity presents the chance for an experienced Civil Engineer to work on a wide variety of regionally significant transport and general civil planning and design projects, establishing and building existing client relationships, and leading people.

Working as part of a high performing, close-knit regional team that consists of over 30 engineers, scientists and designers, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate with industry renowned peers nationally across our organisation to create whole-of-business success.  

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Lead general civil work including road design and urban precinct planning projects for both government and private sector clientele.
  • Act as Project Manager / Technical Lead on a range of projects, including partaking in business development practices, proposal writing, bidding for civil infrastructure projects.
  • Partake in Team Leader responsibilities across the local Transport Business including managing, training and mentoring junior team members to aid their professional development, financial reporting on projects.
  • Actively partake in business and strategic planning activities for the team, with the wider business effectively collaborating with a range of internal stakeholders.



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?

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with RPEQ and ideally 12+ years experience for a consultancy, local Council or State Government Department
  • A future leader with an interest in succession and long-term growth within a global organisation.
  • Extensive design and/or project management experience with State Government or local council civil infrastructure and transport projects
  • Proven knowledge of Australian Standards and a track record of applying your technical knowledge when delivering projects.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills when dealing with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively at both an internal and external, client-facing level, developing new client relationships and maintaining existing networks within the business.

Additional information

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses.  Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here:


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


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.