Drafting and Design Cadetship


Location: Mackay

Job Type: Full time


Start here. Grow here.

Transforming mobility and delivering sustainable outcomes

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.

AECOM delivers comprehensive services from creation to completion and beyond, our transportation professionals are constantly exploring new ways to navigate a challenging project.

A new underground rail link in Auckland. A subzero runway in Antarctica. Removal of 75 level crossings and building new station in Melbourne. The design of the Sydney Gateway Road project. In every region we deliver comprehensive solutions that connect people and places in forward thinking ways.

According to Engineering news Records 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms, “AECOM is #1 in Transport globally.

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

This is an existing role that will see you learn hands on while studying a degree in a very supported environment to become a Civil Designer.

You will assist in the engineering design and documentation for exciting and important infrastructure projects in our region. You will get exposure to projects involving roads, bridges, buildings, water infrastructure and renewable energy.

About the Role

  • Help other drafters/designers compile drawing sets using software such as Autodesk and Bentley
  • Undertake quantity calculations to generate bill of quantities
  • Assist in record keeping of design files
  • Be part of multidisciplinary teams delivering project outcomes
  • Study externally through the University of Southern Queensland Australia (USQ) an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (4 year part time course)

Successful applicants will need to meet the enrolment requirements into an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering through the University of Southern Qld


Mackay is one of seven AECOM Queensland based offices.

Our 27 dedicated staff provided engineering/design and project delivery services in the fields of Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Civil,Geotechnical, Water and Project and Construction Management.

To be eligible you need:

The successful applicant will need to meet the enrolment requirements for an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering through the University of Southern Queensland (see www.unisq.edu.au/ study/degrees/associate-degree-of-engineering/civil-engineering). Interested applicants may be given the opportunity to undertake work experience to obtain a better appreciation of what the position is about before commencing.

Join us and let’s get started.

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here: https://aecom.com/au/our-vision-for-reconciliation/.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

You’ve got this!