AECOM Legal Support Officer (Paralegal) in Pretoria, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144833BR

Position Title Legal Support Officer (Paralegal)

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country South Africa

State/Province/Region ZA - Gauteng

City Pretoria

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

AECOM Shared Services

We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be part of the AECOM Africa Legal Team, providing administrative assistance to all the lawyers in the team, and assist with company secretarial matters.The legal support officer will assist the lawyers in the AECOM legal team with their day to day functions and to provide administrative support to the legal team where required.

This position will assist with legal corporate initiatives, assist with company secretarial matters and provide general administrative support to the legal function.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain data bases for the relevant legal processes (such as claims, company secretarial matters, insurance matters and litigation related matters).

  • Develop sample requests and guidance notes to assist the business.

  • Assist and support the legal function, as and when, required with travel requests, invoice capturing, maintaining legal databases and liaising with external attorneys.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a secretary with experience in minute taking, administrative support, proof reading of documents, processing invoices and maintaining administrative databases.

Qualities and attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Thorough- attention to detail.

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Team player.

  • Strong on administration related duties; and

  • High level of client service.

Preferred Qualifications

Legal or other secretarial Tertiary Qualification.

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.