AECOM Associate Director Strategic and Statutory Planning in Sydney, Australia

Business Line Design + Planning

Position Title Associate Director Strategic and Statutory Planning

Australia - New South Wales


Job Summary

AECOM’s Planning and Design Team brings together the creative energy and expertise of professional and technical services from across Australia, New Zealand and around the world – all with a shared purpose to enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

AECOM’s Sydney Planning and Design Team (Design + Planning) has an immediate requirement for an Associate Director – Strategic and Statutory Planning with particular skills in precinct planning, urban renewal and infrastructure. We are looking for a recognised industry leader with strong communication capabilities to manage our planning team whilst growing the planning pipeline. Focus areas for the role are:

  • Develops a strong client base in Strategic and Statutory Planning.

  • Provides leadership and direction for the team, is a mentor and coach.

  • Furthers the teams technical skills and knowledge.

  • A natural collaborator with the ability to work closely with the urban design team and all parts of the AECOM business.

  • Takes overall responsibility for project delivery, client engagement and the financial performance of the planning team.

  • Is accountable for interfacing with the Performance & Rewards (review) process

  • A clear and open communicator who communicates early and often with the team and within the business.

  • You will work with our design team, engineers, architects and planners, driving the growth of the Planning sector across Australia, including market analysis, strategy development, business planning and business development.

  • You will work with other senior professionals to build AECOM’s business and brand, ensuring the business is responsive and sensitive to market conditions and client expectations.

AECOM provides a great a place to work where we place a high priority on a fun and engaging work environment offering career development and mentoring as well as social and wellbeing opportunities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Min. Bachelor's Degree in Planning or related

  • 15+ years of experience in planning at a wide range of scales and densities

  • Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates excellent technical capabilities

  • Strong business development skills; ability to find, pursue and win business opportunities

  • Previous experience in successfully managing teams or operating group

  • Ability to lead and build a team and work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Planning

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 174845BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.