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Design Manager – Water Infrastructure

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

Posted : 3/07/24
Applications Close :2/08/24

Pushing the limits of what is possible.

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.

Providing sustainable water solutions for a better world

For decades AECOM has been providing water system services throughout ANZ with a focus on emerging technology and innovation. We are industry leaders in asset management as well as the full range of infrastructure and service planning, design, and construction.

Public and private municipal water companies call on our experience to help them protect public health and the environment through the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation services.

We work closely with clients to provide water solutions that contribute to liveable and water sensitive cities, reduce cost and impact and use new technology in treatment processes.

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

Job Description

Due to significant contract awards within our ANZ Water business, we are expanding our Water Infrastructure team, these awards bring a secure 10 year pipeline of work.

We are searching for a proven Design Manager to join the team, and with AECOM’s flexibility you can base yourself in any of our offices in the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth.

The Water Infrastructure group provides services to a range of internal and external clients on projects covering water and wastewater treatment, dams, asset management, major conveyance, industrial, civil infrastructure, mining, and defence sectors, with a key focus on supporting sustainable outcomes for our clients and the communities they serve. 

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with interstate and international offices.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Utilise your water infrastructure expertise, leadership, coordination and communication skills to successfully engage and guide project delivery teams, whilst working with closely with end clients and contractors.
  • You will be responsible for overall design delivery including having the ultimate carriage on any design project decisions.
  • Ensure projects are delivered within the constraints of quality, time and budget.
  • Work collaboratively with leaders across our ANZ team for delivery of the projects, as well as assisting with project resourcing and business initiatives.


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?

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and consulting experience.
  • Experience in water infrastructure engineering and design.
  • Proven track record in the successful delivery of large projects on time, within budget and outstanding quality.
  • Excellent communication skills and high quality technical and non-technical report writing.
  • Client relationship / management skills and experience.

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