Associate Director - Structures


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

AECOM’s Transportation team in Auckland, New Zealand has an opportunity for an Associate Director / Principal level Bridge Engineer. In this role you will primarily assist with the delivery of bridge engineering projects for our Transportation Bridge Team while contributing to the sales, profitability and management of work and people.

You will have the opportunity to impart your knowledge by providing mentoring and leadership to professional and technical staff on small and complex, large scale projects that deliver high standard outcomes for AECOM clients. As a senior person in our business you will also be involved in client liaison, business development and winning work. Design will often be carried out in close collaboration with design teams from other disciplines and will often involve client liaison.

As an Associate Director / Principal Engineer in our Structures team you will:

  • Manage complex road and bridge projects and meet delivery requirements
  • Deliver design packages, working within project time frames and the requirements of approval processes.
  • Preparing cost estimates, negotiate variations and mentoring of work package teams
  • Bring innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the technical aspects of projects to achieve accuracy of design
  • Manage risks associated with project delivery
  • Escalate issues or problems where needed

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years' experience in bridge design, including detail design, inspection, assessment, and strengthening and repair of bridge structures
  • The ability to be an attentive and active listener
  • Experience in successfully leading project teams
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and the ability to develop a strong client base
  • A strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline driven team environment
  • Successful track record in field of expertise and substantial project experience
  • Extensive experience of NZTA Bridge Manual, New Zealand and Australian standards and practices
  • Extensive experience in seismic/earthquake design actions and seismic structural analysis
  • Exposure to structural analysis packages such as Midas Civil, Autodesk Structural Bridge Design (SAM/LEAP), LUSAS, Autodesk Revit

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline
  • Professional / Chartered Engineer (CPEng)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

AECOM’s Transportation team in Auckland, New Zealand has an opportunity for an Associate Director / Principal level Bridge Engineer. In this role you will primarily assist with the delivery of bridge engineering projects for our Transportation Bridge Team while contributing to the sales, profitability and management of work and people.

You will have the opportunity to impart your knowledge by providing mentoring and leadership to professional and technical staff on small and complex, large scale projects that deliver high standard outcomes for AECOM clients. As a senior person in our business you will also be involved in client liaison, business development and winning work. Design will often be carried out in close collaboration with design teams from other disciplines and will often involve client liaison.

As an Associate Director / Principal Engineer in our Structures team you will:

  • Manage complex road and bridge projects and meet delivery requirements
  • Deliver design packages, working within project time frames and the requirements of approval processes.
  • Preparing cost estimates, negotiate variations and mentoring of work package teams
  • Bring innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the technical aspects of projects to achieve accuracy of design
  • Manage risks associated with project delivery
  • Escalate issues or problems where needed

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years' experience in bridge design, including detail design, inspection, assessment, and strengthening and repair of bridge structures
  • The ability to be an attentive and active listener
  • Experience in successfully leading project teams
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and the ability to develop a strong client base
  • A strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline driven team environment
  • Successful track record in field of expertise and substantial project experience
  • Extensive experience of NZTA Bridge Manual, New Zealand and Australian standards and practices
  • Extensive experience in seismic/earthquake design actions and seismic structural analysis
  • Exposure to structural analysis packages such as Midas Civil, Autodesk Structural Bridge Design (SAM/LEAP), LUSAS, Autodesk Revit

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline
  • Professional / Chartered Engineer (CPEng)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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