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AECOM Senior Civil Designer in Cairns, Australia

Company Description

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.

Job Description

AECOM’s Cairns Civil Infrastructure team has an opportunity for an experienced Civil Designer to join us in Far North Queensland. As part of this role, you will take a leading role in the delivery of municipal works projects, with a particular focus on water and sewerage designs and design co-ordination on multi-disciplinary projects. You will actively participate in and contribute to all technical aspects of small to major projects, utilising your technical knowledge and high attention to detail to develop and review drawings.

Our team is involved in the delivery of a wide range of projects from large scale water infrastructure projects through to, business as usual local government municipal infrastructure projects across FNQ. We have a keen focus on enabling digital capability which will assist you in further developing your knowledge and experience using 12D and other digital software.

As a result of the collaborative nature of our organisation you will have exposure to a wide range of projects, supporting both the local team as well as the wider QLD and on projects across the country. Your experience will be utilised in the review and verification of designs, drawings and quantity schedules within the office, further growing your project management capability.

About you

  • Significant relevant work experience with a key attention to detail and focus on quality

  • BIM and 3D civil design experience

  • Demonstrated experience in Design Drafting on Civil related projects

  • Consulting experience will be highly regarded

  • Strong technical knowledge of design and drawing presentation standards

  • Strong team focus, willing to support other team members.

We are seeking a driven professional with an interest in succession and long-term growth in AECOM – an individual who is looking to develop their career within a global organisation while working on a diverse range of projects from a regional office. We operate as one team. We work hard and deliver for our clients, but always within a collaborative and close-knit environment.


  • Recognised qualification (eg. Associate Degree, Bachelor of Engineering Technology or equivalent)

  • Capability in computer design package AutoCAD

  • 3D pipeline and earthworks design experience in software packages including Civil 3D, Plant 3D and 12D.

Additional Information

Cairns is one of Australia’s busiest regional cities, popular with tourists from all over the world. And now more than ever, more and more people are now choosing to call Cairns home. It is a welcoming, multicultural city with over 166,000 people. More than one-fifth of Cairns people were born overseas, and some 72 languages are spoken in our homes. Relocating to Cairns, you will find that even though we are a relatively small city, we have a lot of lifestyles to choose from ( - beach, rainforest, city fringe, inner-city, semi-rural and suburban - all of them with a tropical edge.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10051566

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ