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AECOM Power Generation Group Lead in Auckland, New Zealand

Company Description

Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future

Our energy business across Australia, New Zealand is fast responding to and rapidly transitioning to a low carbon and renewable energy future. This is being driven by the growing climate imperative, the changing governments priorities towards energy transition and reducing cost of renewables.

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, environment and construction services, and is contributing its deep experience to help strategically plan, develop, design and construct energy infrastructure to not only meet future demands but to deliver sustainable legacies for our clients, community and our planet.

We look at our projects as part of the broader energy system and across the whole life cycle, from commissioning to decommissioning. We help our clients achieve the right balance across the spectrum of generation through renewable energy sources, solar, wind, stored energy, hydropower and fossil fuels; and alternative energy fuels including hydrogen and electrification.

Job Description

As the Power Generation Group Lead you will work across our regional offices, in Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton forming part of a regional team who collaborate nationally across a diverse range of projects servicing a diverse range of clients across power generation, industrial, water and wastewater sectors.

This includes accountability for the strategy, growth and development of Generation & Industrial business, and contribution to the growth and achievement of the wider NZ Energy business.

A typical day in the role includes:

  • Leading engagement with our key clients, nurturing current relationships and developing new relationships in the pursuit of winning work for the NZ Energy business.

  • Drive operations and processes within a multidisciplinary Power Generation Industrial team in NZ.

  • Reviewing bids, using your experience to ensure that our clients needs are truly understood and can be delivered by AECOM.

  • Being the escalation point for technical design teams and Engineers on our projects, mentoring and supporting a highly capable team.

  • Thinking and Actioning Globally – using the resources both in NZ and across the world.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

  • An Engineering Degree with 15+ years’ experience.

  • Broad technical experience in Power Generation, New Energy and Renewables

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including technical leadership and people engagement.

  • Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders at all levels. You will have the confidence to communicate both up and down within AECOM’s organisation structure.

  • You will be respected within the NZ Energy Community, with the relationships to bring continued work to AECOM. This will also come from your ability to build new relationships and through the high quality work your teams will produce under your leadership.

Additional Information



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10097682

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid