​Assistant Project Manager – Civil Construction


Contribute to the successful delivery of Project and Construction Management services within AECOM’s fastest growing business sector!

  • Join a global Fortune 500 Organisation in our Wellington office
  • Client-side opportunities across our diverse Construction Services business group
  • Career development with modern and flexible work options, including part-time or remote working

The Role

AECOM’s Construction Services business is expanding! We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager to deliver a variety of capital works projects based in our diverse Wellington CBD office.

Be part of some of New Zealand’s biggest landmark projects as an Assistant Project Manager with our progressive Construction Services business group. We can offer the opportunity to develop a long-term career in Project Management and contribute to major civil and structural construction projects throughout New Zealand, and globally!

This is an opportunity for an experienced Graduate or Project Engineer looking for more client-facing exposure to step in to a diverse and fast-paced project management team and develop a career as a client-side Project Manager.

The variety offered at AECOM Construction Services will help to expand and broaden your project experience and management skills, while developing your career alongside some of the world’s best specialists in an engaging and flexible work environment.

As an Assistant Project Manager in AECOM Construction Services, you can expect to make an impact and be involved in projects from concept-completion while working with some of our best leaders in the delivery of complex projects ranging between $5m-$10m in value. You will be capable and confident in working with clients (internal/external) and have a strong interest in developing your career towards full lifecycle Project Management.

About You

In order to be considered for an Assistant Project Management position, you will ideally hold some or all of the following attributes;

  • Bachelor's degree in building engineering, civil engineering, building services or similar
  • 3 years’ upwards in project or construction experience
  • Strong interest in career development towards client-side Project Management
  • Confident communicator, with an ability to write reports and communicate verbally with a variety of stakeholders in order to generate rapport and buy-in
  • Demonstrable experience in managing projects (or components of) and budgets to meet time and resource requirements
  • A strong sense of commitment and willingness to learn with a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven environment
  • Prior evidence of community, council and other stakeholder management and consultation
  • Broad background in civil construction projects highly beneficial; Civil Infrastructure, Airports, Defence, Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Utilities
  • Thrive in team working environments with an interest to learn and develop Project Management techniques and methods in a diverse and progressive culture
  • A basic understanding of a consultancy and Project Management frameworks, alongside how effective Project Management can be used to greatly benefit a client in terms of efficiencies, costing and timelines
  • Evidence in commercial and financial acumen on civil construction projects
  • Strong ability to influence and confidence in negotiation

Benefits at AECOM

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.

We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options;
  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices;
  • Paid parental and partner leave;
  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging;
  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers;
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. Vaccinations, health insurance discounts;
  • Employee stock purchase plans;
  • Study assistance;
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.
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