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The Australian market is an important growth area for AtkinsRéalis . Over the last 24 years, we have established a strong presence with offices across Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. 

AtkinsRéalis is growing rapidly in Australia with new project wins offering exciting opportunities to learn and develop. With a strong reputation in the rail sector, we are expanding our service offering. Our regional business servicing the Australia & New Zealand markets is divided into three sectors:

  1. Consulting and Advisory
  2. Program & Project management
  3. Design and Engineering 

Furthering our commitment, AtkinsRéalis has embarked on several major projects in key locations, ensuring we provide a better, more sustainable future for communities, our environment and society. We’re excited about the opportunities that are opening up in Australia and are looking for engineers, designers and other professionals at every level to help us deliver critical projects.

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Harnessing major infrastructure investment

The Australian Government is driving forward with significant infrastructure investments that will develop sustainable communities and enable long-term economic growth. Australia’s rail industry, for example, is vital to the economy, ensuring people and commodities can be transported across more than 33,000 kilometres of track, and it’s growth is exponential. A Railway Technology report unveiled that Australia is preparing for another major program of rail transformation with AUD 155 billion investment planned in the next 15 years. Industry experts expect that with help from the Government, the rail sector could see 1.5% of annual growth over the next five years. 

At AtkinsRéalis , with extensive expertise in delivering successful infrastructure projects, we’re in a good position to harness this growth. 

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AtkinsRéalis is fully committed to supporting governments, like Australia's, as they press forward with infrastructure investments that develop sustainable communities and long-term economic growth.

Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of AtkinsRéalis

Key AtkinsRéalis projects in Australia

Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. A new metro railway line will service the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and Greater Western Sydney. The Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport project will deliver about 23 kilometres of rail between St Marys Station and the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis in Bringelly. 

Appointed by Sydney Metro as Integration and Delivery Partner (IDP), AtkinsRéalis Atkins Australia together with HKA and Infrastructure Nation will assist in the development and implementation of the integration functions: 

  • Project integration
  • Design integration
  • Systems integration
  • Interface management
  • Integrated assurance
  • Integrated testing and commissioning 

Cross River Rail Operations and Maintenance Technical Advisor

Cross River Rail (CRR) is a 10.2km rail line between Dutton Park and Bowen Hills that includes 5.9km of twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD. The project also includes the construction of four new high-capacity underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street. In addition, there will be the redevelopment of two existing overground stations at Dutton Park and Exhibition. Cross River Rail will integrate with the Queensland Rail network and the proposed Brisbane Metro Services. 

AtkinsRéalis Atkins has been providing operations and maintenance support to the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority as the Operations Technical Advisor since early 2016 and our engagement comprises key elements: 

  • Strategic rail operational planning, developing service labels, routing and stopping patterns, informing both infrastructure requirements and the future DTMR rail strategy;
  • Detailed timetable development to validate the operating strategy, validate the ability of infrastructure plans;
  • The development of a Concept of Operations (ConOps) and Concept of Asset Management (ConAM);
  • Input and advice to management of project risks, controls and scheduling;
  • Assessment of the fulfilment of freight requirements on the network;
  • Review of key stabling locations;
  • Support the development of refinement of the Operational Readiness Program;
  • Defining and managing the development of the Network Operating States (NOS; and 
  • Systems Integration and Assurance (SI&A) services

Take your career to the next level at AtkinsRéalis in Australia

With considerable diversity across our company, employees benefit from opportunities to work across multiple markets, regions and both on project sites or office-based. Being part of a global organization of over 50,000 employees, we also benefit from access to global experts and opportunities to new regions around the world.

If you are looking for your next challenge and you’re passionate, like we are, about improving Australia’s communities for generations to come, we may have an opportunity for you. Be part of the change and apply for an engineering job in Australia today.