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AECOM Senior or Principal Project Manager - Energy in Wellington, New Zealand

Company Description

Bold ideas bring transformative solutions.

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.

Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future.

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, environment and construction services, and is contributing its deep experience to help strategically plan, develop, design and construct energy infrastructure to not only meet future demands but to deliver sustainable legacies for our clients, community and our planet.

We look at our projects as part of the broader energy system and across the whole life cycle, from commissioning to decommissioning. We help our clients achieve the right balance across the spectrum of generation through renewable energy sources, solar, wind, stored energy, hydropower and fossil fuels; and alternative energy fuels including hydrogen and electrification.

We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

Due to our increasing workload, we are looking for a Senior or Principal Project Manager to join our national Energy team. You will have the opportunity to lead projects in our Energy group which include substations, transmission lines, and renewable energy projects in New Zealand and further afield. This is a critical role in our group, you will be central to our success, and operate across AECOM offices and business lines.

We have a very established, long-standing team who are passionate about what they do and this is a great opportunity to be part of our well-knit, collaborative team and continue to drive technical excellence that we have become known for by our clients.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Delivering multi-disciplinary projects on-time and within budget, from feasibility design through to construction, whilst meeting and exceeding client expectations.

  • Managing the technical quality review and approvals process.

  • Developing proposals and project plans. Undertaking contract reviews and identifying and managing project risk and mitigations.

  • Building internal and external client relationships and maintaining our position as a trusted advisor.


What are we looking for from you?

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.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and/or industry recognised project management qualifications preferred.

  • At least 8 years proven project management experience.

  • Energy sector experience is a strong advantage, particularly transmission and distribution.

  • New Zealand market knowledge and experience.

  • Construction management and/or EPC contract experience is an advantage.

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: J10093696

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid