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AECOM Warren Williams Engineering Scholarship in Mackay, Australia

Company Description

Work with us. Change the World.

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.

At AECOM, you’ll work in a dynamic and inclusive environment where we will champion your integrity and innovative mindset.

We are a team of over 56,000 specialists working across 7 continents to deliver some of the world’s most influential and transformational infrastructure projects. 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.

Along with our clients and partners, we have one goal: to leave a positive, lasting impact on people and our planet. We’re driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

Start here. Grow here.

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.

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

Click here to learn about us.

Scholarship Purpose

Established in memory of Warren “Wazza” Williams and his contribution to AECOM and its Central Queensland community, this scholarship aims to recognise an up-and-coming local Civil Engineer with a $10,000 payment and valuable industry internship experience.

Warren “Wazza” Williams started with AECOM in 2002 as a Principal Engineer. In 2008, he moved to Mackay with his family to establish an AECOM Mackay office. He worked tirelessly to quickly develop relationships with clients that have endured the test of time. In 2013 he was promoted to Manager of our Central Queensland business. Between 2008 and 2018 Warren was instrumental in growing the CQ business from a team of 3 to a team of 55.

Scholarship Value

Over 2 years, up to $10,000 + paid work placements at a competitive hourly rate

In addition to the scholarship payment, the true value of this opportunity is receiving coaching and mentoring by our skilled engineers, offering exposure to a variety of projects and clients.

The successful scholarship recipient will be required to complete industry work placements at the Rockhampton and/or Mackay offices. The period of engagement is typically 12 weeks up to 26 weeks each year, depending on the university industry placement requirements and breaks.

We’ve had a great track record of engaging our co-op, vacation work and scholarship holders beyond their industry placements, working part-time and into graduate employment. We are a place of opportunity and development, so come and build your career with AECOM.


  • Be enrolled in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), entering your second or third year of your degree.

  • Have an interest in employment in the local Central Queensland region.

  • Be available and committed to a completing your industry work placements with AECOM.

  • Not be receiving any other employer-linked bursary or scholarship.

  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a Humanitarian Visa or New Zealand Citizen with a permanent home address in Australia;

Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in the Civil Engineering major.

Note that candidates do not have to be experiencing financial hardship in order to apply for this scholarship.

How to Apply

Simple! Click the Apply Now button and ensure you attach:

  • Your CV

  • A copy of your academic transcript

  • Response to the following selection criteria:

  1. Why are you interested in this Scholarship?

  2. What are your aspirations and goals?

  3. Are you interested in employment in the local region after your studies, and why?

Additional Information

Terms, Conditions and Ongoing Eligibility Requirement


  • $2,500 per semester/term (limited to 2 semesters per year) based on full-time term study load

  • $1,250 / per semester/term (limited to 2 semesters per year) based on part-time (12cp) term study load)

Payments may continue to be awarded on a pro rata basis to students completing less than 12 credit points in extenuating circumstances.

Ongoing Eligibility:

In addition to the eligibility criteria, the successful applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term.

  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census Date each term.

  • Commit to and participate in paid work placements with AECOM.

Please note that failure to meet the continuing eligibility criteria may result in the scholarship being cancelled.

More of Warren’s Achievements

In his 16 years with AECOM, Warren completed hundreds of projects that have had a positive and lasting impact on communities and industries across North and Central Queensland. Warren won and delivered the biggest transport projects in Central QLD, including the $497M Mackay Ring Road Project, the $267M Rockhampton Yeppen Flood Plain Project and most notably, the Tully Alliance Bruce Highway Upgrade which delivered major flood improvements to the Bruce Highway south of Tully. This project was recognised with several Australian Engineering Excellence Awards and an AECOM Global Excellence Award.

Warren was renowned for his work ethic and his ability to forge connections and friendships across AECOM, and with clients in the region. Warren attracted great people to our business with his relaxed but focused approach. He was warm-hearted and generous and inspired people to do their best.

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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: REF32036Y

Business Line: PPM

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid