AECOM Project Lead: Transportation and Roads in Centurion, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147573BR

Position Title Project Lead: Transportation and Roads

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country South Africa

State/Province/Region ZA - Gauteng

City Centurion

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

Initially the main purpose of this role is to oversee a major, high profile, national roads project with an approximate value of R1 Billion.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project management and take a lead role on major projects.

  • Preparation of road designs, bills of quantities, contract documentation and tender evaluation, administration of construction contracts and ad-hoc site supervision.

  • Project execution and ensure that projects are undertaken to a quality management system, to high technical standards, within budget and programme.

  • Financial management, administration and control of projects.

  • Design oversight, support and management to the project team.

  • Staff development and management.

  • Business development – support or lead tender pursuits and/or proposals for roads projects.

  • Any other work, related to projects in the department, as directed by the Team Leader.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in a Consulting Engineering environment, specialising in the Transportation sector.

  • Design experience

  • Demonstrate suitable experience on SANRAL projects in a Project Lead role.

  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering will be advantageous.

Personal attributes qualities or competencies:

  • Ability to work independently or in team environment.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong business networking skills within the industry.

  • Committed and motivated individual.

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

  • Ability to plan, leads, support and execute work independently or within a multi-disciplinary project team environment.

  • Passionate about skills development and mentoring of junior staff.

Other comments:

  • Own reliable transport

  • Proficiency in industry-standard design and project management software, e.g. Civil 3D, MS Project

  • Although projects will predominantly be in South Africa, the candidate will need to demonstrate a willingness to undertake projects within Africa, while being based in the Centurion office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa

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.