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AECOM VSA OHW Team Lead in Melbourne, Australia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM continues to strengthen its reputation as a leader in the execution of major projects within Victorian markets and as a result of this, we have an exciting opportunities for a Technical Director / OHW Team Lead role based in Melbourne.

This role will provide leadership and contribute the highest level of technical skill on all projects under their control. This role leads the development and training of leading-edge technical skills and understands how to practically apply them in ways that add value to services that differentiate AECOM in the marketplace.

In this role, the OHW Team Lead will utilise their strong industry networks to offer an opportunity to create broader connections with clients, stakeholders, and senior members of the AECOM family across the ANZ region and the globe. The OHW Team Lead will inspire confidence with clients and stakeholders alike and build collaborative diverse teams who feel empowered to do their best.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management of the OHW team and SESA team within VSA and support ANZ major projects

  • Assistance in capture planning and pursuits for key market opportunities

  • Responsible for development and implementation of OHW Sector client prioritization and strategies.

  • Hold Project Director roles on key client OHW projects

  • Collaborate with the ANZ community to position for and secure key VSA and ANZ project opportunities.

  • Actively participate with the global community to bring our best offering to local clients.

  • Work with the Rail Director VSA to grow Rail business and execute strategy.

  • Work with the Rail Director VSA on identification and retention of talent.

  • Be involved in the strategic growth of the ANZ Rail business through:

  • Facilitation of the development and implementation of strategy in collaboration with the Regional Team Leaders

  • Analyse key markets to look at opportunities for growth

  • Support the Market Sector Leaders in identification of opportunities to collaborate between ANZ and the global business

  • Work with Marketing and Communications to support the brand enhancement and internal alignment of each business line

  • Operational support for the business lines:

  • Involved in the review of the accuracy of the pipeline & highlight changes required to Team Leaders

  • Support implementation of initiatives focusing on:

  • Implementation of our sustainable legacies strategy

  • Digital Adoption


  • ​​​​​​Leadership skills including technical leadership, team building, innovation, and motivation skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and meeting delivery requirements

  • Demonstrated solid functional and/or technical knowledge with skills and abilities specific to overhead wiring design with proven delivery record.

  • OHW design experience including 25kV and/or 1500DC OHW design experience.

  • Experience in Light Rail and 750V DC systems

  • Required to oversee/ prepare proposals / detailed tender submissions for clients and negotiate contracts

  • Required to undertake technical reviews of OHW Designs AECOM projects and act as an AECOM Lead Verifier

  • Knowledge of the market for consulting services

  • Chartered Status

  • Relevant Professional Accreditation (RPEV and RPEQ)

  • Rail industry Working Card

  • MTM Designer/ Checker/ Approver Competency advantageous

  • QR Designer/ Checker/ Approver Competency advantageous

Additional Information

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here: https://aecom.com/au/our-vision-for-reconciliation/.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072641

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid