Lead Engineer, QLD Transport

Job Description

Lead Engineer - QLD Transport, Mackay



Just imagine your future with us…


Aurecon is committed to creating an inclusive culture that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion - and we provide our people with flexible working opportunities.


We believe diverse teams enable us to solve our clients' and society's most complex problems in unconventional and distinctive ways. We offer flexible working as it enables all of our employees to balance work and life in way that works for them.


Aurecon is an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, as awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia), and are a founding member of The Diversity Agenda in New Zealand.

We also have a Reconciliation Action Plan and hold Silver Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI+ inclusion.

Across our company, inclusive leadership is role modelled from the top and is an expectation of all.


Our flexible way of working includes our flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options.

Aurecon also offers 22 weeks paid parental leave, and other health services and benefits.


If this is how you would like to work you'd be a good fit, we'd love to hear from you.

We welcome people of all identities from all background and with diverse accessibility needs. We're curious about your career path and how we can support you to be your best.



The location and background to the role…


Did you know that Mackay,

  • Is known as the Sugar Capital of Australia and plays a significant role in the country's sugar industry.
  • Is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most famous natural wonders
  • In addition to the Great Barrier Reef has a diverse range of tourism offerings including Eungella National Park, Bluewater Lagoon, Mackay Marina, Historical sites and Botanical Gardens to name a few
  • Has a strong connection to the mining industry, particularly coal mining. The region is a key supplier of coal to both domestic and international markets
  • Whilst having a historical connection to traditional industries like sugar and mining, it has also been involved in many biofutures and Renewable Energy initiatives
  • Has a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects that we want to be a part of
  • Is not surprisingly, at the heart of Aurecon's blueprint for growth.


What will you do?


The Mackay office primarily supports Mackay based clients by providing technical solutions that are built on intimate knowledge of client assets.

In this position you will play an integral part in a team of highly skilled specialists that 'bring ideas to life' for our clients across all types of projects.

Reporting to Queensland's Roads Practice Leader or their delegate, the role will have the following expectations:

  • Work in our established Mackay Transport Team with active participation in engaging, winning and delivering for our Local, Key and Platinum clients
  • Support mentoring of young professionals in the Mackay Transport Team
  • Promotion and governance of our project delivery standards
  • Fostering an inclusive culture that brings all of Aurecon to our clients
  • Understanding of risk and the need for commercial acumen


What can you bring to the team?

  • Strong experience in the delivery of transport projects for Local and State Government
  • Confident to work across markets with our Mackay teams in Land and Water, Transport, Industrial, Environment and Planning and Defence
  • Confident communication and ability to influence
  • Collaborative team builder with a focus on diversity and inclusion
  • Comfortable with the accountability that comes with making and meeting promises with our clients
  • An ability to inspire teams through a no-blame culture
  • CPEng and RPEQ qualification desirable


Think you know Aurecon? You may be surprised.


Aurecon's strength has always been our people. It's our people who build our shared purpose and bring ideas to life. It's our people who imagine and co-create with our clients a better future for people and the planet.

Of course, you'll probably know lots of our award-winning projects. The new Allianz Stadium in Sydney? That was us. Tāmaki Regeneration in Auckland? That was us too.

And the Tseung Kwan O Interchange in Hong Kong? You guessed it, us.

So, when you join us, you'll not only be joining an international design, engineering and advisory company but also a community working together to tackle some of the world's most complex challenges.


Aurecon have had a presence in Mackay for over 35 years and a current permanent staff of 50 across Industrial, Transport, Land and Water, AM&P and E&P which we intend to grow.

We have highly valued clients, those that are in Mackay and those that are looking to enter Mackay, both of whom we want to support.

The opportunities in Mackay are closely aligned to our skill base and blueprint for growth. Our future is linked to the future of Mackay.




Ready to bring ideas to life?


Then please apply. Remember, it's you and how you bring ideas to life which are important.

Your background, unique needs and individuality will be valued. Visit our website to learn more at www.aurecongroup.com