Water Treatment Design Engineer, Newcastle

Aurecon is recruiting several positions for our growing Newcastle office which boasts iconic projects and a great office culture. With world-class beaches, and the famous Hunter Valley only a short drive away – the region offers a relaxed and enviable lifestyle all-year round, amidst excellent education, health, dining and retail facilities and accommodation costs lower than Sydney or Melbourne.

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.  Our exciting projects in NSW include Barangaroo, Wynyard Station, and 5 Martin Place.

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 continues to deliver exciting projects critical to the growth and development of the local region, and broader New South Wales. These include NeW Space, Newcastle Light Rail and Newcastle Inner City Bypass.

We are currently looking for Water Treatment Design Engineers for our Newcastle office in response to an anticipated appointment for an ongoing program of treatment plant upgrades for several years. There are opportunities for someone ready to step up to more challenging projects as well as a more experienced lead engineer perhaps looking for a change to an agile company focussed on innovation, digital, and eminence initiatives.

Our recent Newcastle treatment projects include Muswellbrook Recycle Water Treatment Works (to be commissioned in 2018) and Hunter Water Burwood Beach WWTW UV Upgrade D&C (finalist in AWA’s 2017 Innovation in Infrastructure category). In addition to our local projects we will be work-sharing with our teams in ANZ including for the Sydney Water Panel.

We seek high calibre candidates to fill roles that will involve


Lead Engineer


Projects and project teams for treatment plants

Leading and managing

Team member

Studies, design and documentation

Technical leadership and verification

Delivery under supervision

Treatment discipline

Local skills development and participation across Aurecon


Proposals and presentations to clients



Resource planning

Joint lead


To be successful you will demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics

  • Engineering degree with significant water engineering experience
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • For the leadership role, proven design management success

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 button.’

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

For any further enquires please contact NewcastleRecruitment@aurecongroup.com  .

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