Water Team Leader/ Associate Director


New Zealand - Canterbury, Christchurch

Job Summary

As the leader of the water team in Christchurch, you will be responsible for managing a three waters team as they deliver projects on time and within budget, identify business opportunities and grow the team. This role will suit an experienced engineer who has relevant local experience and established contacts.

As a leader of the Christchurch Water team, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a water business through the engagement of existing and new clients, technical leadership and project delivery. You will work on complex, large scale projects that deliver great outcomes for our clients. As a key member of the Christchurch leadership team, you will collaborate regularly with our national Water leaders to support project pursuit efforts and to help harness the full value of our global expertise to create valued water solutions.

Our team has built an excellent reputation for delivery to our clients, has a full current order book and multiple opportunities to grow the order book over the coming years. Your role will be to build on this reputation, continue strong delivery and build a diverse business to engage the team in challenging and interesting projects, growing the team to meet the market needs.

Role responsibilities:

  • Managing client relationships and maintaining regular client contact to solicit feedback on project delivery performance, and taking appropriate actions to remedy issues should they arise;

  • Engaging, and being hands-on, in the management and delivery of projects through to successful project completion;

  • Technical pursuit planning, bidding, and technical delivery leadership;

  • 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 including quality assurance;

  • Mentoring junior and mid-level staff

Minimum Requirements

  • 15+ years’ relevant experience preferably in a consulting environment with exposure to delivering large scale water infrastructure projects

  • Track record of successfully leading teams

  • Existing experience in the Canterbury market with an established client network is preferred

  • Solid experience in leading teams to win and deliver projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering

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 - Canterbury, Christchurch

Job Summary

As the leader of the water team in Christchurch, you will be responsible for managing a three waters team as they deliver projects on time and within budget, identify business opportunities and grow the team. This role will suit an experienced engineer who has relevant local experience and established contacts.

As a leader of the Christchurch Water team, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a water business through the engagement of existing and new clients, technical leadership and project delivery. You will work on complex, large scale projects that deliver great outcomes for our clients. As a key member of the Christchurch leadership team, you will collaborate regularly with our national Water leaders to support project pursuit efforts and to help harness the full value of our global expertise to create valued water solutions.

Our team has built an excellent reputation for delivery to our clients, has a full current order book and multiple opportunities to grow the order book over the coming years. Your role will be to build on this reputation, continue strong delivery and build a diverse business to engage the team in challenging and interesting projects, growing the team to meet the market needs.

Role responsibilities:

  • Managing client relationships and maintaining regular client contact to solicit feedback on project delivery performance, and taking appropriate actions to remedy issues should they arise;

  • Engaging, and being hands-on, in the management and delivery of projects through to successful project completion;

  • Technical pursuit planning, bidding, and technical delivery leadership;

  • 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 including quality assurance;

  • Mentoring junior and mid-level staff

Minimum Requirements

  • 15+ years’ relevant experience preferably in a consulting environment with exposure to delivering large scale water infrastructure projects

  • Track record of successfully leading teams

  • Existing experience in the Canterbury market with an established client network is preferred

  • Solid experience in leading teams to win and deliver projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering

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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