Principal/Associate Director – Aviation

Job title: Principal/Associate Director – Aviation

Company: AECOM

Job description: Company Description

Work with us. Change the world.

As a global business, we’ve designed and delivered some of the world’s most famous airports, from JFK, LAX and Boston Logan International Airport in the United States to Changi Airport in Singapore and Jorge Chavez International Airport in Peru.

Our global aviation team provides architecture, design, program management, technical infrastructure and ESG advisory services to airport owners, investors and clients around the world to deliver transformative solutions and designs that enhance the passenger experience.

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.

Job Description

Our ANZ Aviation team is looking to recruit a Principal or Associate Director to join our Melbourne office. In this role, you will win and deliver airfield projects for our international and regional commercial airport clients, and as well as for the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces’ portfolio of airfields.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Drive technical excellence across our ANZ Aviation portfolio.
  • Manage, inspire and lead our Melbourne and ANZ Aviation Teams.
  • Develop business growth opportunities with AECOM’s Clients and construction partners.
  • Participate in the development and execution of our ANZ Aviation business strategy.
  • Represent AECOM at national conferences, including the delivery of presentations to large audiences.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Ideally 12+ years’ experience in airside infrastructure engineering design including aviation pavement design, pavement condition assessment and evaluation, master planning, carbon footprint and life-cycle assessment, airport operations interface, lighting, construction support.
  • Experience in interpreting, organising, executing and coordinating the capture and delivery of major aviation projects, ideally across both civil and Defence sectors.
  • Experience in project delivery, leadership, design management, interface with clients and design teams, and client relationship management, with strong communication skills and an ability to positive influence those around you.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standards and guidelines from different organizations and authorities including CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority), FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)
  • Capacity to embrace AECOM’s philosophy “think and act globally”.

Additional Information


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:


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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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.

Expected salary:

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 05:27:27 GMT

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