AECOM Senior Engineer (Transportation) in Cape Town, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143912BR

Position Title Senior Engineer (Transportation)

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

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 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

The successful candidate should demonstrate qualities of an experienced Project- and Technical manager with strong technical competencies and leadership qualities in the South African Transportation Engineering environment with specific emphasis on bus rapid transit projects.

Duties and responsibilities may include technical analysis, report writing, project and task management, scoping, scheduling, and budgeting, project tracking and controls, staff development and management, and business development. Acting in an independent, authoritative capacity, the candidate successfully must undertake multiple projects of various sizes and scope simultaneously, coordinates with clients and stakeholders, manages project team and staff, responds to changing project needs and goals, coordinates personnel and deliverables.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project management.

  • General traffic and transport engineering project execution.

  • Undertake projects adhering to a quality management system and ensure the they are executed to high technical standards and within budgets and programme.

  • Responsible for financial management, administration and control of projects.

  • Provide technical and management support to the team.

  • Guide and mentor junior subordinate staff.

  • Execute transport engineering projects (e.g. traffic engineering, transport planning and public transport).

  • Complete any other work related to projects within the department.

  • Staff development and management.

  • Business development, and lead tender or proposal activities to obtain work and/or supply inputs to the SP&A discipline for large tenders.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience within a Consulting Engineering environment.

  • Experience with SANRAL, Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town transport related projects and clients.

  • Good understanding of the transportation industry.

  • Experience with transportation master planning, public transport planning, operations and operator liaison.


  • 10 years’ experience within a Consulting Engineering environment.

  • 3 years’ experience in Bus Rapid Transit operations, systems and infrastructure.

Personal attributes:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong business and networking skills.

  • Committed individual.

  • Motivated and disciplined.

  • Enthusiastic team player.

  • Ability to multi-task - work on several projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to plan, lead and execute work independently.

  • Ability to work, lead and/or support a professional team in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Additional Comments:

  • Own reliable transport and valid driver's license.

  • Experience in MS Projects; MS Office suite, SIDRA and Transport planning software (e.g. VISSUM, EMME, etc.)

  • Although position is in the SA West District related duties shall be performed in all districts including Africa.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.


  • Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering.

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.