AECOM Senior Design Architect in Cape Town, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146100BR

Position Title Senior Design Architect

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Architecture

Country South Africa

State/Province/Region ZA - Western Cape

City Cape Town

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

About the Business Line


We help shape the world around us — from high-rise buildings to educational, cultural, research and transportation facilities. Our design process is based on energy-efficient building systems, and appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long-term performance.

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be the architectural team leader by designing and developing project documentation.

  • To be the consultant team leader and coordinate all other disciplines during design development and construction documentation.

  • To be the client facing contact of the team as part of the project management team.

Minimum Requirements


  • 5 -10 years’ experience

  • Highly proficient in Revit and services coordination

  • Proficient in PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop

  • Experience with restoration projects

  • Good design and detail development skills

  • Good sense of proportion, color & texture

  • Good Technical design skills

  • Good Presentation skills

  • Must be able to do high quality 3D renderings & fly through with packages such as Revit & Lumion.

  • Familiar with Cape Town Council and an existing client base

  • Familiar with Commercial architectural design and construction

Personal attributes qualities or competencies:

  • PersonWork good under pressure & meet deadlines.

  • Able to work effectively with others.

  • Be inventive and imaginative.

  • Be passionate about buildings and the built environment.

  • Care about people and the environment.

  • Be able to cope with criticism of their work.

  • Understands the importance of client focus.

  • Takes responsibility to deliver commitments.

  • Ability to identify problems and opportunities and analyse information to develop, evaluate and implement solutions Design Architect with commercial, retail & office design experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Architecture.

  • Professional registration.

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.