AECOM Candidate Architect in Durban, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144374BR

Position Title Candidate Architect

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Building Engineering

Country South Africa

State/Province/Region ZA - KwaZulu-Natal

City Durban

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

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a developing professional within specific domains of the field.

  • Applies knowledge of standard practices, techniques and procedures.

  • Assists in the development of alternate solutions and design options in support of project team.

  • Provides analysis and develops reports, opinions and recommendations to address design challenges and opportunities.

  • Communicates and collaborates with full design team and others.

  • Develops and coordinates the development of work products such as specifications, drawings and illustrative graphics.

  • Develops technical approach and criteria for a design element and analyses complex issues.

  • Coordinates work product for compliance with standard.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2-3 years of student in-service training required.

  • Preference for REVIT intermediate level candidates – will be subject to a test.

  • Graphics ability: Sketch UP, CorelDraw, Photoshop.

  • Microsoft office, excel, outlook .

Personal attributes qualities or competencies:

  • Technical Communication: Ability to communicate technical and non-technical information internally and externally through written and verbal means.

  • Analytical Skills: Ability to analyse complex systems and content.

  • Practice Technologies: Understanding of how to apply existing and emerging technical tools and processes to support design.

  • Sustainable Design: Ability to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, minimise waste and create healthy environments.

  • Construction Principles: Ability to understand and apply construction principles to design work.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to identify problems and opportunities and analyse information to develop, evaluate and implement solutions.

  • Project Management: Ability to maximise resources and use schedules for the planning and reporting of progress within the project environment.

  • Regulation: Thorough knowledge of National Building Regulations, SANS 10400 + SANS 10400XA, local authority procedures.

  • Preferred work experience : Preference given for candidates experienced in Industrial/Manufacturing and infrastructure work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters (Prof) in Architecture.

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.