Principal Water Resource Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee   contract

New Zealand

New Zealand - Wellington, Wellington

Job Summary

Our water infrastructure team is involved in delivering some of the most exciting, regional, national and international transformational infrastructure projects across wastewater, flood management, highway drainage, urban stormwater, irrigation, water supply, and raw water.

The scope of technical work for this role has a focus on stormwater providing drainage and runoff treatment skills working along-side our hydraulic modelers undertaking, all stages of water infrastructure design for stormwater across all modes of transport and in the urban environment.

This is a unique opportunity to grow a professional portfolio of challenging water infrastructure projects for a range of public sector clients. You will be a part of our industry-leading water business and lead and contribute to the delivery of a wide range of sustainable and resilient projects that provide great outcomes for our clients, our local community and AECOM.

The Principal Water Engineer performs complex technical tasks on medium to large-scale projects that deliver high quality outcomes for AECOM clients. This role may also have leadership and supervisory responsibility for small teams.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 10+ years’ experience.

  • Fundamental understanding of 12D design software.

  • Good understanding of software such as Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Culvertmaster, Flowmaster, HEC-RAS

  • An appreciation of how 2D and 3D dynamic water modelling software could enhance efficient drainage design.

  • Experience in the design of stormwater reticulation systems, culverts, stormwater treatment and runoff management devices.

  • Good technical understanding of Hydrology and Hydraulics.

  • Familiar with NZTA and Council guidelines.

  • Background includes transport or urban development project background with exposure across all 3 waters projects.

  • Able to use all Microsoft Office packages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering degree in one of the water engineering related disciplines (Civil, Mechanical, Natural Resources or similar)

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Water - Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257711BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.