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AECOM : Meet our Chief Executive

Employer Insight


When I began my career with AECOM over 20 years ago as a fresh-faced graduate in our Townsville office, I never thought that one day I’d be writing to prospective graduates as AECOM’s Chief Executive.

Back then, I was drawn to our organisation because, as an engineer, I wanted to make a difference, and it’s been AECOM’s purpose – to make the world a better place – that has kept me here since.

In both our thriving cities and regional centres, the work our teams deliver is transformative, impactful, and positive.

Whether it’s ensuring stable water supply for a far-flung community, or designing the latest technologically-advanced higher education institution, we’re about testing big ideas, trying new things, and working with clients to solve infrastructure challenges. 

I envy you, as a graduate, studying amid a period of such rapid disruption – almost anything is possible as our industry evolves, and the opportunities to build rewarding careers are endless. At AECOM, you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned in class while developing new skills to address tomorrow’s challenges.

No two careers are the same, and one of the great things about us is that you’re in the driver’s seat. Whatever your skillset and whatever your passions are, there’s support available to set – and achieve – your goals.

Today, as Chief Executive, I lead a team of over 3500 designers, engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers in 20 offices across Australia and New Zealand. It’s a privilege and great responsibility, but it’s also a lot of fun.

Graduates, with their fresh thinking, energy and openness to new approaches and change, are critical to our ongoing success.

Join us!


Todd Battley

Chief Executive

AECOM Australia & New Zealand