Who are we?
Aurecon is a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company.
As engineers and advisors, we blend what is with what might be to create what is possible. Using innovation and design, we bring our clients’ ideas to life to shape the future.
Complexity inspires us. Ambiguity energises us. We believe that together, we’ll solve some of the world’s most complex problems. All that’s needed is to start seeing the world differently, today.
At Aurecon, we are passionate about partnering with our clients, and believe that our diverse and inclusive workforce drives innovation. In 2017, we were honoured to be named ‘Large Firm of the Year’ by Consult Australia, and we were ranked #5 in the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list.
We challenge the status quo and we want to work with people who, like us, are passionate about fostering human achievement.
What makes us unconventional?
We believe it will take a diverse set of attributes and skills to compete in tomorrow’s world.
Are you inquisitive – fearless – engaging – resourceful – co-creative – commercial – a sense maker or an unconventional thinker?
These attributes are what we look for, it’s how we develop our people, and it’s how we stand out from the crowd.
As a graduate or vacation student, you will learn from future ready leaders and gain development opportunities. You will also work on some of the most challenging and complex projects around the world.
Creative Arts/Design/Performing Arts
Engineering - Chemical, Civil, Electronic, Environment & Water, Geomatics/Geotechnical, Mechanical, Structural
All locations available
All candidates considered, including international students
Start your story today by visiting www.aurecongroup.com/graduates
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Time at Aurecon: 2 years
Degree completed: Bachelor of Biological Science specializing in Zoology, Deakin University, and Master of Environments, specializing in Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation, University of Melbourne
Strongest Aurecon Attribute: Fearless
After finishing my Bachelor of Biological Science, taking the leap into building energy efficiency was a huge move for me. I was motivated by the belief that I could contribute to society better as an ESD engineer, where my work would have a positive effect not only on the environment, but also the people that use the buildings.
My experience with Aurecon
When I started at Aurecon, my role mainly involved creating models in the ESD team, simulating thermal, daylight and energy performance. However, I’ve since expanded my scope and can now be recognised as a key modeler for our team – being recognised as a Green Star rating accredited professional and, soon, a WELL rating accredited professional.
I’ve previously worked on the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal, which was definitely a challenging project. My role was to ensure that all the stations achieve a Green Star rating – a task that relied on a high level of multidisciplinary knowledge. Working with all the different teams taught me so much about how these complex projects function, and who to speak to about challenges and ideas. Through my work I helped deliver a result that went beyond our client’s expectations. The work ethic of our people and our capability are why I believe Aurecon is such a successful company.
I’m also currently working on commercial building projects aiming for WELL and Green Star ratings, as well as assisting in HVAC (heating, ventilation and cooling) modelling tasks. The work involves a lot of communication with the architects and the electrical, mechanical and structural teams about relevant standards and performance analytics to provide advice/ to the client.
Having such a strong and supportive ESD team gives me the best chance to excel in my career. They always make sure I’m aware of opportunities to attend workshops, seminars, webinars, networking events and to present at conferences. Largely due to their support, I have been accepted to present my building modelling research at the International Building Performance Simulation Association’s (IBPSA) Australian Building Simulation 2017 conference. I never would have had such an opportunity without the ESD team, who have also helped shape my research.
While I identify with a number of the Aurecon Attributes, I believe my strongest is being ‘fearless’. I’m always ready to ask the questions that others may not. I believe it’s always important to ask, “Why can’t we do this differently? Can we try this new design?” as this allows us to produce unique results in projects and keep our clients coming back.
Transportation Engineer, Global Chair of Limelight
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Time at Aurecon: 4 years
Degree completed: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Hons, University of Auckland
Strongest Aurecon Attribute: Engaging
I pursued a career in engineering after realising my passion for mathematics and complex problem solving while studying biomedical science.
During my Honours year of my Bachelors degree, I completed an internship at Auckland Transport working in the Public Transport Capital Development team. Here I worked on various bus and rail projects with several design consultancies, including Aurecon. I applied to Aurecon’s graduate programme because I thought they were one of the most engaging consultancies. I also appreciated that to be a good engineer, I needed experience working in a consultancy environment.
My experience with Aurecon
Unlike similar organisations Aurecon doesn’t have a formal rotation programme, which means you can focus on your area of interest from the outset. Over the years I have been given the opportunity to contribute to many multimodal projects within the transport planning team.
Being able to articulately communicate and the ability to work with a diverse range of people is an important skill to develop as an engineer. I believe that my strongest Aurecon Attribute is “engaging”, which has helped me significantly to get my projects over the line.
A key achievement for me is being selected as Global Chair for “Limelight”– Aurecon’s emerging professionals’ programme that aims to promote a culture of innovation, involvement and improvement. In this role, I supported Limelight committees across our operations and facilitated global events to encourage emerging professionals to help bring ideas to life. Fundamental to my role was engaging senior business leaders to set the Limelight Business Plan and diversifying the way in which we communicate with our emerging professionals.
My best advice for graduates
I encourage aspiring engineers to gain as much relevant work experience as possible while studying. This helps to get your foot in the door when applying for jobs and gives you an advantage.
Aurecon has a great reputation in the market place. Hearing complimentary feedback about its work and people is a great motivator for me – I feel proud to work for such a highly regarded consultancy. Delivering excellent client experience is critical, and is at the forefront of what we do.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Time at Aurecon: 3 years
Degree completed: Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering) and Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
Strongest Aurecon Attribute: Unconventional thinker
When I started my degree, I really had no idea where it would take me. I had a passion for all things technical, creative and innovative. I, like many idealistic university students, wanted to change the world. Engineering seemed like the right fit – and now I know it is.
With rapid population growth continually increasing the strain on our resources, infrastructure and housing, the world will experience significant challenges in the future. It is engineering that provides the foundation for society to thrive – and, as such, it will be engineers who will solve some of our greatest challenges.
My experience with Aurecon
In the three years since graduating and joining Aurecon, I have already experienced and learnt so much! From working on both the consulting and government sides of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, to owning my own design packages on major projects including the West Gate tunnel project and Furlong Main Heatherdale and Blackburn Level Crossing Removals projects in Victoria.
The rail and people teams have always got my back. My colleagues keep me engaged and foster continuous learning. They point out development opportunities such as scholarships, secondments, conferences and competitions that I should strive to attend or enter. In 2016, I applied for an ‘innovation pitch’ competition for young professionals working in rail. I pulled together an idea from my experiences with Aurecon and my secondment with Melbourne Metro Rail Authority. To my surprise, I took home the inaugural Australian Railway Association (ARA) innovation pitch trophy! Since then I have been involved in chairing conferences, participating in industry panels, and speaking at industry events.
My strongest Aurecon Attribute is “unconventional thinker”. Through the work I have done, and my achievements to date, I can see how this attribute has helped me to innovate and deliver great outcomes for my clients and my career. If you are eager to learn and would like opportunities to take your career to new heights, then I would definitely say that Aurecon is the place for you.
My best advice for graduates
I think many university students place too much emphasis on grades, exams and assignments. While these are obviously important, I have come to realise it pays to look at the bigger picture. Many engineers can design, programme, calculate and draw – being slightly better at any of those won’t really make you stand out. You need to get out there, go to networking events, meet people, learn about companies and engage with their representatives to be noticed.
The last thing you want to be is an anonymous name in an online job application system. You want your name to be recognised, and you want to be able to build a connection with your prospective employers. If you’re a bit shy or need some help – I’d encourage you to find a mentor. There are various professional bodies around that offer this type of support, and networking will help you meet likeminded individuals keen and willing to help. Lastly, I would say learning about a potential future employer’s culture, and deciding if it is a good ‘fit’ is very important. The old cliché’ of being yourself and the right opportunity will arise I believe is really true. Just put yourself out there and the rest will come.
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So, I’ve submitted my application – what now?
Applications are continually monitored by Aurecon’s recruitment team throughout the process. So even if you’ve applied early, rest assured that your application will still be reviewed and, if successful, included in our interview process.
For graduate positions, applications close in April (Australia), with a view to having all of our positions filled within five months.
I have applied with Aurecon before. Can I re-apply?
Yes, if you have unsuccessfully applied for a position previously, we strongly encourage you to re-apply the following year, as long as your graduation has been within two years of the date of your application.
What disciplines will you be looking to recruit?
*Double degrees from these disciplines is preferred.
**Graduates seeking to work in Advisory can be a part of our teams in: Communication and Stakeholder Engagement, Infrastructure Advisory, Environment and Planning, Programme Advisory, Asset Management and Digital Advisory
Can I apply for more than one sector or business unit?
While you will only need to submit one application, our process will allow you to nominate a first and second preference for the team you would like to work with i.e. Built Environment, Advisory, Energy & Resources and Infrastructure. Ideally we will always attempt to place you in your first preference, but nominating a second market will allow us greater flexibility matching you with a suitable graduate position.
I am an international student. Am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, you are welcome to apply for a graduate position. But it is important for you to know that Aurecon does not sponsor international students for relevant visas so you will need to make sure you have a visa that permits you to work in Australia (or elsewhere) before the start dates of our graduate intake, which are between February and March each year.
Can I still apply if I have already graduated?
Yes, at Aurecon we accept applications from students, with or without relevant work experience, up to two years after graduating from university with a Bachelor or Masters level. If you do have more than two years of experience, we’d recommend you apply for a relevant position on the Aurecon careers website or reach out to the recruitment team either via Facebook or LinkedIn.
What is Aurecon’s Emerging Professionals Programme (EPP)?
The EPP is Aurecon’s global graduate development framework designed to develop our people to grow into specialist consultants that are not only problem solvers, but problem finders. We achieve this by offering a comprehensive mix of technical and non-technical personal development programmes to our emerging professionals.
Do you provide training and opportunities for professional development?
We certainly do. Not only do we provide formal, internal training ranging in focus from technical to business skills, we also hold lunchtime presentations covering a variety of topics from current projects to industry trends.
In addition, Aurecon’s Education Assistance Scheme provides employees with financial and study leave support to undertake further study in recognised qualifications.
What about professional accreditation?
We strongly support and promote our emerging professionals to work towards gaining professional accreditation with a relevant industry body. Gaining accreditation means you will be at the industry best practice level, which reflects the highest standard of professionalism.
The direct costs associated with applying for and maintaining one professional registration will be covered by Aurecon. In addition, one professional membership will be funded by Aurecon, for all technical and professional staff.
Will I get rotated through different service groups on the graduate programme?
Our graduate programme is a little different to most. We offer graduates the opportunity to play to their strengths and fast-track their career by offering specialised work at the outset in the Built Environment, Advisory, Energy & Resources and Infrastructure teams. In our experience, this is a better approach than rotations as it gets young professionals ‘on the job’ as early as possible in their career. We do, however, offer rotation for those who wish to work across teams. Quite often our graduates are afforded the opportunity to work on projects outside their team whilst still maintaining their management and mentoring relationships in their ‘home’ team.
Where will I be based?
Our graduates are located throughout all states of Australia, apart from Tasmania. The majority of graduates are posted in metropolitan areas, with some work done in rural locations.
When would a graduate expect to commence employment if they were offered a position?
If offered a role with Aurecon, graduates can expect to start work between January and February the following year, depending on personal circumstances and that of the team they will be joining. Some states do offer a limited number of mid-year intake positions, but it is best to confirm this with an Aurecon representative.
Please note that mid-year graduates who join the company in the second half of the calendar year are classified as graduates of the following year. So, if you start in August 2018, you would be considered a 2019 graduate. This is to ensure you still gain access to the same, complete suite of training during your graduate programme as your graduate colleagues.
Where can I meet an Aurecon representative?
Throughout the year, current Aurecon graduates and members of our recruitment team attend a number of university career fairs, in addition to other industry events on an ad hoc basis. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook for updates.
Who can I speak with if I have any other questions?
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