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Job Ref:  141235BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Australia
County/State:  Queensland
City:  Cairns
12/10/2016 22:35

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
As a Cadet Drafter (Technical Assistant) you will work as part of a team to assist with delivery of civil engineering design projects. This role is a developmental one where you will grow your skills-base and acquire a more specialised understanding of drafting and design concepts and processes using AutoCAD and 3D modelling.

In the role of Technical Assistant you will be expected to complete external studies in an Associate Degree in Engineering whilst gaining valuable on the job skills and experience.

Key Responsibilities

• Ability to work as part of a highly motivated team;
• Positive attitude and good communication skills;
• Problem solving skills;
• Interest in gaining civil design knowledge through on the job experience;
• Producing civil designs and associated engineering drawings;
• Develop excellent drawing and checking skills;
• Liaison with designers and project team engineers to ensure timely delivery of project outputs;
• Work with lead designer to assist with aligning design standards and processes with the rest of the transport business line;
• Maintain a minimum pass level in Associate Degree (external studies) to achieve successful completion of this qualification.

Minimum Requirements
•Basic proficiency in using AutoCAD with a low error rate
•Sound skills to use all Microsoft Office packages
•Interest in 3D modelling and 2D drawing extraction
•Eager to learn
•Enthusiastic and driven

Preferred Qualifications
  • Completed or Graduating from Year 12;​
  • OP Eligible (advantageous);
  • High grades in Mathematics and Science;
  • Enrolled or eligible to enrol in an Associate Degree of Civil Engineering
  • Basic proficiency in using AutoCAD with a low error rate
  • Sound skills to use all Microsoft Office packages

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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