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Team Lead - Water Resources & Coastal Management

  • Pin (2)540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
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  • Group (22) Engineering , Engineering Civil/Structural , Engineering Environmental , Natural Resources - Water

Posted : 2/07/24
Applications Close :1/08/24

Due to an internal promotion, AECOM’s Water Resources Team in South East Queensland is looking for an engaging and collaborative Team Lead to provide leadership, market engagement and to assist in growing our team. With AECOM’s flexibility, you can base yourself in any of our offices in the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane.

Our Water Resources team provides multi-disciplinary, integrated delivery of water resources services across all industry sectors, particularly in the areas of flood impact assessment, hydrological and hydraulic modelling, drainage design, mine water management and coastal engineering.

As a contemporary leader, you will promote a culture of teamwork and technical excellence.  This role will give you the opportunity to network across all areas of the business and with our leading specialists in ANZ and globally, building your professional profile and carving a career pathway that will make a difference.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • You will be an integral member of the business line Leadership, you will have accountability for AECOM’s strategic, financial and client outcomes for the water resources business in the South-East Queensland region.
  • Provide technical direction, mentor and train our junior members within the team.
  • Business development including client engagement, proposal preparation and bid management.
  • Proactive delivery of high-quality and timely valued water resources solutions that are focused on flexibility, sustainability, optimisation, integration, whole-of-lifecycle cost and acceptable risk.
  • Creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving both routine and unusual project delivery, technical and client challenges, determining technical objectives and requirements, and developing standards and guides for technical activities and applications.
  • Collaborate with local, regional, and global AECOM colleagues as part of project delivery.


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.  

Ideally, you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree &CPEng & RPEQ
  • Demonstrated experience within Water Resources and design packages such as TUFLOW, MIKE, DRAINS, HEC-RAS (1D and 2D), RORB, XPRAFTS, URBS, 12d, MUSIC, GoldSim, OpSim, IQQM, Source etc.
  • Good working knowledge of ARR 2019, TMR Drainage Manual, and QUDM.
  • Appreciation of clients within the water and other water-related markets such as land development, private water utilities, local and state government as in major urban water utilities, regional authorities etc.  
  • A passion for mentoring and leadership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Champion new ideas, encouraging initiative and promoting innovative techniques or actions.

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