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Who are we?

Aurecon is a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company, but not as you know it. We’ve re-imagined engineering.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges.

This year, we were honoured to win the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Graduate Employers ‘Most Popular Engineering and Resources Employer Award’. We were also listed in LinkedIn’s Top Companies for the second year in a row, the only engineering consulting firm to make the list. And in 2017, we were ranked #5 in the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list.

Innovation, eminence and digital are at the heart of everything we do. We challenge the status-quo and we want to work with people who, like us, are passionate about re-imagining engineering and leaving a legacy for humanity in the 26 countries we operate.

Apply for a role with us and come on a journey to start seeing the world differently, today.

What makes us unconventional?

We explore new frontiers to step from the impossible into the possible .

Flexibility. Choice. Freedom to be you. Make an impact. Design a better future. It’s all possible.

If you choose to work with us, we’ll want you to embrace your uniqueness to re-imagine engineering by asking ‘What if?’, ‘What’s next?’ and ‘Why not?’

From advising on the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to store renewable energy. To using digital technology to plan and restore transport access to communities after major earthquakes . To designing Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building .

We believe the answers to the world’s most complex challenges are out there.  All that’s needed is to start exploring new frontiers today.

Key Facts

Industry

Building & Construction
Consultancy Services
Engineering
Environment
Minerals & Energy
Property & Urban Development
Science

Degrees/disciplines

Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Business/Commerce
Creative Arts/Design/Performing Arts
Engineering - Chemical, Civil, Electronic, Environment & Water, Geomatics/Geotechnical, Mechanical, Structural
Finance
IT/ICT
Law/Paralegal
Project Management
Sciences
Surveying
Urban/Town Planning

Position Locations

All locations available


Additional Locations
New Zealand
South Africa

PROGRAMS & DEADLINES

Graduate programme
Australia

  • Open: 25 February 2019
  • Close: 14 April 2019
New Zealand
  • Open: 18 February 2019
  • Close: 17 March 2019
Internship programme
Australia
  • Open: 25 February 2019
  • Close: 11 August 2019
New Zealand
  • Open: 18 February 2019
  • Close: 11 August 2019

Citizenship / Eligibility Requirements

All candidates considered, including international students

FURTHER INFORMATION

Start your story today by visiting www.aurecongroup.com/graduates

Our programme

As a graduate, you will learn from future ready leaders and take advantage of our flexible graduate programme. We’ve said goodbye to rigid schedules and hello to a collaborative environment where you can pursue your passions, design, and fast track your career.

As part of a diverse team, you’ll collaborate with others across geographies and markets, applying your skills to re-imagine engineering and make the world a better place.

You will also work alongside industry leading professionals, mentors and peers. If you would like to experience numerous areas of Aurecon’s business, we can facilitate that too.

Our teams

Due to the wide breadth of services that Aurecon offers, we organise our work and our people across several multidisciplinary and diverse teams.

Each of our teams provide exciting career possibilities and the opportunity to work with internationally recognised experts — meaning you get to work with and learn from the best in the business whilst delivering complex and innovative projects in a collaborative peer group spread across the world.

The below table indicates how your degree positions you for work in specific teams.

Areas of Study table ANZ

Key Facts

Industry

Building & Construction
Consultancy Services
Engineering
Environment
Minerals & Energy
Property & Urban Development
Science

Degrees/disciplines

Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Business/Commerce
Creative Arts/Design/Performing Arts
Engineering - Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Geomatics/Geotechnical, Structural
Finance
IT/ICT
Logistics/Supply Chain/Transport
Project Management
Sciences
Surveying
Urban/Town Planning

Position Locations

All locations available

PROGRAMS & DEADLINES

Internship programme
Australia

  • Open: 28 February 2019
  • Close: 11 August 2019
New Zealand
  • Open: 18 February 2019
  • Close: 11 August 2019

Citizenship / Eligibility Requirements

All candidates considered, including international students

FURTHER INFORMATION

Start your story today by visiting www.aurecongroup.com/Graduate

Our programme

Choosing a career path as an undergraduate can be challenging. While you may have an interest in a particular area, you sometimes don’t know which path to follow until you’ve had some practical work experience. In our internship programme, you will be placed in a technical field of your choice (where possible) for approximately three months to gain experience in that field and help you decide if it is right for you.

In our internship programme you can:

  • Get a real taste of what it’s like to work at Aurecon and in your chosen field of study
  • Earn some money during your holidays
  • Work on real projects in a supportive environment
  • Learn from and partner with experienced professionals and current graduates
  • Start building your professional network
  • Get a feel for whether a graduate position at Aurecon is right for you

Aurecon’s internship programme coincides with university summer break, so students typically start after their exam period in November/December and work through until university resumes in February/March. At the end of the experience, we give our internship students structured feedback on their performance to assist in their professional development.

While open to all students, the programme has been designed for undergraduates ideally in their penultimate year of study.

Our teams

Due to the wide breadth of services that Aurecon offers, we organise our work and our people across several multidisciplinary and diverse teams.

Each of our teams provide exciting career possibilities and the opportunity to work with internationally recognised experts — meaning you get to work with and learn from the best in the business whilst delivering complex and innovative projects in a collaborative peer group spread across the world.

The below table indicates how your degree positions you for work in specific teams.

Areas of Study table ANZ

 

William Puente

ESD Engineer 

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

kenworthy_cassCass Kenworthy

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

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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.

 

Lauren Thompson

 

Systems Engineer

 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Time at Aurecon: 1 years

Degree completed: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Chemical and Pharmaceutical) at the University of Adelaide

Strongest Aurecon Attribute: Resourceful

I moved to Melbourne when I secured my first job as a Risk Engineer in the oil and gas industry. I had my eye on Aurecon for a while and was eager to find an appropriate role for myself in the company. After working at my first job for nearly two years, I was lucky enough to make some good industry connections and after some discussions, found myself being offered the role of Systems Engineer in a completely new sector – rail!

My experience with Aurecon

I like to call what I do ‘technical project management’– ultimately making sure that the components of a design work together at project completion! This involves ensuring that the client needs are understood, that interfaces and hazards are managed, and that the design meets standards and requirements. It’s a great multidisciplinary role that involves technical skills, but also strong coordination and management skills.

The latest project I worked on was Inland Rail – a once-in-a-generation project connecting regional Australia to domestic and international markets. It completes the ‘spine’ of the national freight network between Melbourne and Brisbane. It is a great team to work with, and an exciting, monumental project which will significantly impact Australia’s future and freight network.

A typical work day for me would include designing projects, writing project reports or managing data using various digital tools. This is complemented by meetings with clients and collaborating with project design teams through using our in-house ‘design-to-innovate’ tools. In a nutshell, the tools use design thinking principles and diverse thinking to enable us to develop unconventional solutions for our clients.

Aurecon has a great global support network of emerging professionals called ‘Limelight’, which really helps develop my personal and professional skills while also giving me the opportunity to meet other emerging professionals and senior leaders. We also have a great culture of diversity and inclusion where everyone is encouraged to bring their authentic self to work. These things coupled with excellent policies such as flexible working allows everyone to feel supported.

As my career progresses, I am entrusted with higher levels of responsibility – and I am really enjoying the challenges and new skills that I am gaining from these experiences. This can sometimes be stressful, but I wouldn’t ask for it to be any other way.

My best advice for graduates

  1. Join a volunteering committee: This will provide you great opportunities and networks to learn about your industry or could help you land a job and give you great experience to speak about in your interviews.
  2. At work, make time to get involved in work outside of your project work: Get to know others in your company, join a committee, do some volunteering. These will allow you to build networks and grow skills outside of your role skillset and this may benefit your role or may create an opportunity in the future.
  3. Get some professional engineering experience while at university: This is great for technical knowledge but experiencing an operations or consulting company will help you to understand the application of this theory significantly.

To apply or find out how you can reach your full potential at Aurecon, visit www.aurecongroup.com/Graduates

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At Aurecon, we make the recruitment process as straight forward as possible. We keep in touch with all applicants at each stage of the process, so you will be up to date on your application’s progress and know if there are any delays to the recruitment process.

How do I apply?

To apply or find out how you can reach your full potential at Aurecon, visit www.aurecongroup.com/graduates

FAQs

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?

  • Engineering – Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environment & Water, Geomatics/Geotechnical, Mechanical, Structural
  • Project Management
  • Surveying Urban/Town Planning
  • Commerce*
  • Science*
  • Finance*
  • Arts*
  • Creative Industries*
  • IT and related*
  • Law*

*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. Subjects covered in the programme include: Habits of Highly Effective Communicators, Visual Thinking for Problem Solving, The Power of Inclusion, and Embracing Change.

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. We encourage our people to pursue their passions, so they are encouraged to explore opportunities and discuss it with their line manager. We know a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution doesn’t always work.

In addition, Aurecon’s Education Assistance Scheme provides employees with financial and study leave support to undertake further study in recognised qualifications. For more information visit our development page.

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 teams 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. This way, young professionals can get ‘on the job’ experience as early as possible in their career.

However, if you would like to experience numerous areas of Aurecon’s business, we can facilitate that too. 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 2019, you would be considered a 2020 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?

If you have any questions not answered by these FAQs, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn or Instagram. You can send us a message via Facebook Messenger and one of our recruitment team will get back to you as soon as possible.