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Australia Graduate Program

Making a difference since 1911

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leader in engineering, design and project management. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to design, deliver and operate the most complex projects across the world. We are committed to having a diverse, flexible, and inclusive team that drives and shapes our business and we are proud to create opportunities for enthusiastic individuals looking to build their careers in Australia and globally.

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Your progress is our purpose

In Australia, our people experience rewarding careers on award winning projects. Operating from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, we are well-placed to meet both the needs of our clients and our people. Our people benefit from opportunities to work across multiple markets and sectors, not only in Australia - being part of a global organisation of over 30,000 employees means at AtkinsRéalis we offer exciting opportunities around the world.


Our Australia graduate program

Our 18 months unique graduate program supported by Engineers Australia has been exclusively crafted to give you an insight into a variety of projects and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie. We aim to support you bridge the gap as you transition your theoretical learnings into practice at work. Through on-the-job learning and practical skills development, you’ll work on real projects that offer scale and variety, collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us.

Note: Our Applications for Graduate Program - 2023 are now closed. Stay tuned for our Graduate Program - 2024.

"Every day brings new challenges, and no two days feel the same at AtkinsRéalis"

Henry Bange

Joined as a graduate consultant

This program is designed to help our graduate engineers in Australia develop their skills and knowledge at an early career stage and support their gradual progression towards a professional qualification. The program structure features a series of events including core technical and behavioral training modules, site visits, on-the-job experience, projects and assignments. All modules are intended to develop your understanding of AtkinsRéalis , our multi-disciplinary capabilities, culture and values, enhancing your overall contribution to the organisation. Over the long-term, this program will help you build the skills needed for a successful career and serve as a foundation to help you pursue your professional development.

Henry Bange

Graduate Consultant

I’m a graduate from Queensland University of Technology with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 2020. I joined the Vehicle Services team in AtkinsRéalis providing engineering support to several transportation projects. I have worked on some very fun and exciting projects such as Queensland Train Manufacturing Project (QTMP) and the Queensland Rail TETRA Radio Project which have helped me grow professionally and personally. AtkinsRéalis has provided me with opportunities to work on some major projects and with some of the most exciting people in the industry. It has been extremely rewarding having played both a minor role in some major infrastructure projects (such as QTMP), and on the contrary being the lead engineer and project manager on the smaller TETRA radio project. Every day brings new challenges, and no two days feel the same here. AtkinsRéalis is a company which strives to drive change forward and I am very excited for what the future holds as we are expanding with many opportunities to be a part of more projects that make a difference.

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Shahrzad Akbarzadeh

Rolling Stock Consultant

I graduated from University of Sydney with a Master’s in Architectural Science – Audio and Acoustics. I joined AtkinsRéalis – Lavalin as a Graduate Consultant in 2021 and I have now progressed onto being a Rolling Stock Consultant. As a mechatronics engineer specializing in rail noise and acoustics, I aspire to change the way transport customers experience sound during their daily journeys. AtkinsRéalis provided me the opportunity to learn and enhance my skills as a rail engineer and facilitated my desired career progression by placing me in the right projects and connecting me with the right people. AtkinsRéalis is able to ensure the development and growth of its graduates in the company by being the preferred technical advisor for many of their clients and hence having access to the amazing opportunities any engineer hopes for during their careers. I believe that learning and development is the most important part of job satisfaction. Knowing that I will be learning something exciting every day at AtkinsRéalis is the reason I enjoy coming to work.

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Raagini Manaktala

Consultant

I have graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2017. I joined AtkinsRéalis as a Graduate Consultant in the Project Management Team and I’m now Consultant in the organization. I wanted to work in Transport because it’s so critical; everybody needs it for moving around. I have worked on some amazing projects such as Inland Rail, Cross River Rail and Queensland Next Generation Rollingstock which have supported me in my career progression and growth. The best part about this job is that I get an opportunity to contribute to some of the biggest projects in Australia and learning from the experts within. It’s rewarding to step outside your comfort zone and try something new even when it is a bit daunting. I look forward to further develop my skills in Cyber Security and Systems Engineering, by working on our new and diverse projects.

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Brendan Cornish

Consultant

I graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 2018. I joined AtkinsRéalis in 2019 as a Graduate Consultant in the Rolling Stock Engineering Services team and migrated to the Specialist Engineering team soon after. My prior experience working with a passenger rail operator enticed me to pursue a career in rail and I became naturally drawn to AtkinsRéalis given its reputation as a global leader in delivering innovative projects for the rail industry. The greatest part about working at AtkinsRéalis without a doubt is collaborating with and learning from my colleagues. Everyone I have worked with has been incredibly supportive which is particularly important for graduates starting with the industry. Looking ahead to the future, I’m excited to be a part of the organization’s ambitious growth plans and internal transformation projects. I’m enthusiastic about further developing my skills as a bogie and body structures SME and also looking to formally begin the process towards becoming Chartered with Engineers Australia which is being supported by AtkinsRéalis .

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Our projects

Sydney Metro Project

Delivery of a world class PMO for the Inland Rail programme in partnership with ARTC to provide centralised control and oversight of the programme, maintain the integrity of component projects through independent assurance. 

Our PMO team in Australia are successfully delivering the programme in partnership with Turner and Townsend. We have been commissioned to set-up and operate a comprehensive PMO to plan and control programme delivery for Inland Rail.

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Cross river rail

Cross River Rail (CRR) is a 10.2km rail line between Dutton Park and Bowen Hills that includes 5.9 km of twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD. The project also includes the construction of four new high-capacity underground stations. 

 In addition, there will be redevelopment of two existing over ground stations at Dutton Park and Exhibition. We have been providing operations and maintenance support to the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority as the Operations Technical Advisor since early 2016.

Parramatta Light Rail

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford through Parramatta with a dual track light rail network of 12km. Stage 2 proposes a 9 kilometre two-way track and approximately 10-12 stops.

 As Operations and Fleet Technical Advisor, we were required to provide expert advice and support on all operational aspects of the Parramatta Light Rail network, including development the operational strategy; concept of operation and specific technical advice on the rolling stock, asset management, and stabling and maintenance facility.

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Inland rail - PMO Services

Delivery of a world class PMO for the Inland Rail programme in partnership with ARTC to provide centralised control and oversight of the programme, maintain the integrity of component projects through independent assurance.

Our PMO team in Australia are successfully delivering the programme in partnership with Turner and Townsend. We have been commissioned to set-up and operate a comprehensive PMO to plan and control programme delivery for Inland Rail.

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