Mechanical Engineer


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

AECOM has an opportunity for an intermediate Mechanical Engineer to join our Power team and support the successful completion of a varied portfolio of challenging projects across New Zealand and Australia. This role can be based in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton or Christchurch.

Working as a key member in a dynamic, consulting environment, you will be contributing to projects within the hydropower, dams and 3-waters sectors. We will support the development of your technical and project management capabilities, giving you the opportunity to build your career with a broad range of clients and industry sectors.

Day to day tasks will include:

  • Hydraulic analysis of pumped and gravity systems

  • Water pipeline and pipework design and analysis

  • Materials and equipment selection

  • Hydraulic transient analysis

  • Production of drawings (with CAD support)

  • Specification writing

  • Construction contract document writing

  • Construction monitoring and site inspections

Minimum Requirements

About You

You will be agile and flexible in your approach, with the ability to collaborate within a tight-knit team to deliver high-quality engineering designs and documentation.

  • Experience in the design and specification of pumping systems and equipment

  • Experience with dam and canal mechanical equipment

  • Proficient in the use of fluid transient modelling software (Bentley Hammer or equivalent)

  • Proficient in the use of pipe stress analysis software (AutoPIPE or equivalent)

  • Excellent written and verbal English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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 has an opportunity for an intermediate Mechanical Engineer to join our Power team and support the successful completion of a varied portfolio of challenging projects across New Zealand and Australia. This role can be based in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton or Christchurch.

Working as a key member in a dynamic, consulting environment, you will be contributing to projects within the hydropower, dams and 3-waters sectors. We will support the development of your technical and project management capabilities, giving you the opportunity to build your career with a broad range of clients and industry sectors.

Day to day tasks will include:

  • Hydraulic analysis of pumped and gravity systems

  • Water pipeline and pipework design and analysis

  • Materials and equipment selection

  • Hydraulic transient analysis

  • Production of drawings (with CAD support)

  • Specification writing

  • Construction contract document writing

  • Construction monitoring and site inspections

Minimum Requirements

About You

You will be agile and flexible in your approach, with the ability to collaborate within a tight-knit team to deliver high-quality engineering designs and documentation.

  • Experience in the design and specification of pumping systems and equipment

  • Experience with dam and canal mechanical equipment

  • Proficient in the use of fluid transient modelling software (Bentley Hammer or equivalent)

  • Proficient in the use of pipe stress analysis software (AutoPIPE or equivalent)

  • Excellent written and verbal English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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