AECOM Hydropower Engineer in Centurion, South Africa

Business Line Water

Position Title Hydropower Engineer

South Africa - Gauteng


Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

Will be responsible for hydro-mechanical design and inspections through the life cycle of hydroelectric power plant (HEPP) design projects, including:

  • Prefeasibility studies.

  • Feasibility studies.

  • Tender design.

  • Detail design.

  • Manufacturing, installation and commissioning witnessing.

  • Handover

  • Maintenance and HEPP performance review.

Work requirements will include working in a multidisciplinary environment including electrical, civil, and engineering materials e.g. steel environment and will be focused on:

  • CAD design.

  • Energy yield calculations and optimization.

  • Turbine selection.

  • HEPP layout design.

  • Auxiliary system design.

  • Project management.

  • Business development.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience on hydropower projects.

Personal attributes:

  • Leadership skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Motivated and disciplined.

  • Flexible approach and multi-tasking abilities.

  • Problem solver.

  • Innovator.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent).

  • Post-graduate qualification in hydropower engineering will be advantageous.

  • Professional Engineer (Pr Eng. with ECSA or equivalent).

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.


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Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156286BR