Operations Lead, Newcastle


Aurecon is now recruiting several positions for our growing Newcastle office. With world-class beaches, challenging projects, a great office culture and the famous Hunter Valley only a short drive away – the region offers a relaxed and enviable lifestyle all-year round.

Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, but not as you know it. We’ve reimagined engineering. We create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value through deep technical and advisory expertise.

In 2018, we were listed in LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2018, the only engineering consulting firm in Australia to make the list. In 2017, we were also 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 leaving a legacy in the 24 countries we operate.

Our Newcastle office has recently acquired several exciting projects critical to the growth and development of the local region, and broader New South Wales. The projects build on our portfolio of exciting projects in Australia such as Barangaroo, Wynyard Station, and 5 Martin Place.

We are currently seeking a senior level Operations Lead for our Newcastle Office, to further strengthen and provide new opportunities within this key region.  Possessing the ability to develop and implement a workable strategy that delivers key outcomes for our key local clients, you will assist in the development and delivery of the business plan and communicate with all relevant areas of the company to promote and achieve the objectives.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Growth through the development of client-facing and strategic direction and initiatives
  • Collaborate with regional and local market leaders, Client Managers to identify new opportunities
  • Work across market to develop strategies and opportunities for growing overall revenue
  • Use commercial acumen and successful bid experience to capitalise on business opportunities in the best interests of Aurecon
  • Interact with key clients at senior levels, forming deep and sustaining relationships to provide further opportunities for growth

The primary role will be supplemented by work winning function and project management function, which require;

  • Cross market and regional collaboration to coordinate our major pursuits
  • Experience in major infrastructure project management to assist cross market (Built Environment, Roads, Rail, Water, Defence)

Key skills required to successfully deliver in this role include:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management ability
  • Technical background particularly in the design or implementation of one or more key market areas such as roads, rail, water, built environment, defence
  • High level consulting and client relationship skills
  • An understanding of the business context for infrastructure solutions in the industry
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and training to less experienced staff
  • Establish deep and pro-active relationships with clients that enable ongoing work to be created
  • Excellent skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning and organising

You will be rewarded by a vibrant and collaborative work environment.  Aurecon will offer the opportunity to work alongside a passionate and world class peer group, who aim to be thought leaders in our field.

We are committed to fostering a culture that empowers our people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position in a forward-thinking organisation, and you feel you have the relevant skills required, please apply now with your detailed resume.

How to Apply

If you are interested to learn more, please send us your CV and a cover letter that tells us why we need you, by using the "Apply Now" button below.

Aurecon is an equal opportunity employer and provides flexible working arrangements through an innovative “Yesflex” program.

We're looking forward to receiving your enquiry, please contact NewcastleRecruitment@aurecongroup.com for more information.

Applications are sought from direct candidates only.

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