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AECOM NZ Sector Leader – Transmission & Distribution in Auckland, New Zealand

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Our energy business across New Zealand and Australia is fast responding to, and rapidly transitioning to a low carbon and renewable energy future. We are seeing unprecedent investment in utility scale renewable energy projects and decarbonisation opportunities across our client base.

The Transmission & Distribution team in New Zealand is spread across regional offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton. There is a mix of 60+ technical teammates, with an opportunity to grow by 10%+. This has led to a newly created role of ‘Sector Leader’.

A typical day in the role includes:

  • Leading engagement with our key clients, nurturing current relationships and developing new relationships in the pursuit of winning work for the NZ Energy business.

  • Drive operations and processes within a multidisciplinary T&D team in NZ.

  • Reviewing T&D bids, using your experience to ensure that our clients needs are truly understood and can be delivered by AECOM.

  • People Management of approx. 7 – 10 committed Engineers.

  • Being the escalation point for T&D technical design teams and Engineers on our projects, mentoring and supporting a highly capable team.

  • Thinking and Actioning Globally – using the resources both in NZ and across the world.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired. If you feel you match all the criteria or come close, we’d love to hear from you.

  • An Engineering Degree with 15+ years’ experience.

  • Broad technical experience in Transmission & Distribution, such as substations, transmission lines or distribution systems.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including technical leadership and people engagement.

  • Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders at all levels. You will have the confidence to communicate both up and down within AECOM’s organisation structure.

  • You will be respected within the NZ Energy Community, with the relationships to bring continued work to AECOM. This will also come from your ability to build new relationships and through the high quality work your teams will produce under your leadership.


Additional Information



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.

ReqID: J10097681

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid

Legal Entity: AECOM New Zealand Limited