Director / Principal – Program Advisory - NSW

Aurecon brings ideas to life to design a better future. Imagining what is possible, we turn problems into solutions for our clients across regions and markets.  We provide advisory, design, delivery and asset management services on projects across a range of markets, in locations worldwide.

Aurecon has a proud heritage of design excellence and delivery of complex projects. We have built our brand from that foundation and the trust our clients place in us. We describe what we stand for as “Bringing Ideas to Life” which reflects our belief that what we do best is to help clients bring their ideas to reality. Our “Just Imagine” initiative reflects our aspiration to help our clients become future ready and our design thinking strategy is an important part of this initiative.

With current project portfolio plus a healthy pipeline of opportunities we are continuing to invest in our Advisory offering by seeking to engage a Regional Service Line Leader for our Program Advisory group in NSW. This appointment will underpin our commitment to developing and growing an already busy global Advisory team in Sydney.

To deliver on an increasing workload and a robust future growth strategy this role calls for a talented project management practitioner operating in a Principal / Directorship level to lead the Program Advisory services in NSW. The preferred candidates will have worked in a Project Management or Program Management capacity for the government or private sectors, ideally within a similar professional services or consultancy environment.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Contribute to the leadership and growth of the Program Advisory services team
  • Full P&L responsibility of the NSW team consisting of circa 40 people
  • Develop and foster relationships with key and global clients
  • Lead project management tasks of high complexity to meet client requirements
  • Contribute to the growth and diversity of the global Program Advisory competency
  • Responsible for the compliance to company policies and procedures, legislative requirements and act as a role model for Aurecon’s values and behaviours
  • Demonstrate safety leadership in all aspects of Aurecon’s business

Key Tasks

  • Leadership of staff including recruitment, team management and mentoring
  • Growing a program and project management services business to meet the client project needs of an expanding market
  • Client engagement and relationship management at a senior level
  • Business development locally and globally in conjunction with the relevant Competency Leaders
  • Technical leadership including project management, financial management, resource management and management of technical and commercial risk
  • Advanced communication skills and an appreciation of teamwork
  • The ability to produce accurate and detailed work

This is a unique career-development opportunity for an experienced professional to join a dynamic, growing company that offers:

  • Diverse, interesting and challenging work on projects that have an impact on our communities
  • Ongoing training and personal development paths with a focus on building eminence
  • Attractive remuneration that recognises and rewards performance
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder in our privately-owned company

This role is based from our modern, recently refurbished offices in Neutral Bay, where we embrace an inclusive and collaborative atmosphere.

Your passion and commitment to excellence will be rewarded with the chance to work alongside a passionate and world class peer group in a vibrant and collaborative work environment.

Aurecon promotes diversity within its workforce and is committed to maintaining our employees’ family values with our ‘Shared Care’ parental leave scheme and flexible working arrangements, as well as an impressive employee benefits package.

We're looking forward to receiving your enquiry so click on the Apply Now button below. If you want to have a confidential discussion about the role please contact Vlad Jelinek on 0401 133 234 or For more information on our company please visit our website,

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