AECOM Bridges Lead in Cape Town, South Africa

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Bridges Lead

South Africa - Western Cape

Cape Town

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinates and provides technical management for mid-large size projects

  • Provides specialised technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise. Preparation of Bridge and Major Culvert designs, bills of quantities, contract documentation and tender evaluation, administration of construction contracts and ad-hoc site supervision

  • Approves and signs off on work

  • Leads in one or more areas of technology

  • Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule and oversees technical resources to meet requirements on large, complex projects

  • Conducts assignments in the engineering field

  • Plans, controls, organises and manages complex projects. 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.

  • Makes recommendations on alternate solutions to engineering problems

  • Prepares and presents technical reports, institutes changes in methods, designs or equipment

  • Staff development and management.

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

  • Any other work, related to projects in the department, as directed by the Transportation Lead

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in a Consulting Engineering environment, specialising in Bridges.

  • Strong background in terms of Bridge design on major roads projects.

  • Demonstrate suitable experience on SANRAL and WCPG projects.

  • Experience in BIM, Revit and specialist design software for Bridge infrastructure design.

Personal attributes:

  • 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.

Additional Comments :

  • Own reliable transport

  • Proficiency in industry-standard design and project management software

  • 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 Bellville Office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa

  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering will be preferred

Should you require assistance completing your online application please call 012 421 3994 .

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.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182040BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.