Technical Director, Civil Infrastructure


Location: Wellington

Job Type: Full time


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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Transforming mobility and delivering sustainable outcomes

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.

Job Description

Our Civil Infrastructure team in Wellington is growing and we are looking for a new Technical Director to help lead our team, provide technical expertise through all phases of delivery, and continue to deliver exceptional outcomes for some of the biggest Infrastructure clients in ANZ.

As part of this role, you will also have a unique opportunity to apply your skills as a member of our River link Project team, to deliver transformative outcomes for the Hutt Valley.

To be successful in the role you will utilise your considerable technical and industry experience to provide civil and transportation design engineering input to project teams, developing safe project solutions, and supervising construction activities.

You will provide leadership to professional and technical staff on a range of projects that deliver high standard outcomes for AECOM clients. You will also be involved in regular client liaison, business development and winning work.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Acting as a technical expert in the related discipline field to develop and share knowledge with other employees and build the teams level of expertise.
  • Actively network with key ANZ experts to work collaboratively to develop and introduce new ideas and innovations to deliver projects.
  • Use skills and strategies to successfully influence high impact, high risk and complex situations.
  • Be an attentive and active listener who commands attention and can manage group process during presentations.


What are we looking for from you?

  • Appropriate technical qualification
  • >20 years of relevant experience
  • Successful track record in field of expertise and substantial project experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and meeting delivery requirements
  • Leadership skills including technical leadership, coaching and team building, innovation, and motivation


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 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!