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AECOM Technical Specialist - Water Systems in Centurion, South Africa

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

The Associate Engineer is a senior technical resource and serves as the technical advisor for the team. Plans works, provides technical reviews and quality management. Shares technical expertise and experience with others in the company via internal technical communication and presentations. Responsible for the development of high-quality design outputs. Able to do hands-on design.

Technical Delivery Management:

May act as a line manager (but not a focus area) and should be able to mentor the team technically. Plays an active role in the technical development of the allocated team. Acts in a supporting role to the Team Leader/ Manager/ Associate Director /Director by delegating work and directing less experienced staff to complete assigned projects' technical tasks.

Technical Excellence:

Prepares technical specification sections and completes feasibility studies and is able to add input and value to designs. Performs quality control reviews of design calculations and drawings following policies and procedures and serves as Lead Verifier, confirming that the technical approach satisfies the client scope of services and expectations. Provides specialised input to studies and design within their specific area of expertise. Contributes as an in-house expert on specific technologies or processes. Develops solutions to complex and challenging issues using engineering methodologies to define new procedures when needed. Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard industry techniques to execute work assignments. Identifies and develops new processes that lead to improved efficiency or work quality. Engages with project technical teams within a field of expertise to confirm project approach and review deliverables within budget and scope. Liaises with authorities to obtain permits and approvals and to discuss technical advances. Resolves technical issues concerning conflicting requirements or complex coordination. Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical effort/man-hours for projects. Should support the design team with design tasks and able to do hands-on design when required. Supports the design team on technically complex and challenging projects and brings innovation into the design. Assisting with Project Bids. Lead Verification

Project Management:

May be required to act as Project Manager (although this is not a focus) on small to medium size discipline-specific projects. Has an excellent understanding of project delivery requirements and is well versed with AECOM’s project delivery procedures. Should be well versed in the use of Earned Value Management to assess the progress of design against budget.

Client Relationship Management:

Supports business development and selling initiatives to expand work assignments, including managing client relationships and expectations from a technical perspective i.e. technical write ups engage clients to provide technical solutions. .

Interdisciplinary Coordination:

Responsible to coordinate with the other disciplines to ensure there are no design gaps and provide fully coordinated design deliverables. This includes the support of the construction supervision teams.

15+ Years' experience after obtainment of Qualification of which 3+ years should be in a supervisory role

Bachelor of Science or Engineering from an accredited University/Master of Science / Engineering . Professionally registered as an Engineer with ECSA or relevant professional body


  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering from an accredited University/Master of Science / Engineering.

  • Professionally registered as an Engineer with ECSA or relevant professional body

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10080077

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid