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AECOM Technologist - Rail Civils Design 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

Note: This position is open to all our offices, (Cape Town, Durban and Centurion).

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

Whether it’s improving the commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, we believe infrastructure has the power to uplift communities and improve people’s lives. Bringing together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions, we partner with our clients to turn their ambitions into action, changing the world for the better. We’re proud to be recognized for our leadership, including our No. 1 ranking by Fortune as the World’s Most Admired Company in our industry for two years in a row. Join us and you’ll become a part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, program and construction managers and other professionals, working on projects that create positive and tangible impacts around the world.

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

We are currently recruiting Technologists - Railway Civils Design to support the execution of a large portfolio of local and international railway projects.

The Technologists will conduct assignments in Railway Civils Engineering usually as part of a project team.

  • This will include general civils design within the railway environment relating to drainage, earthworks, retaining walls, platforms, buildings, concrete and steel structures, car parks and access roads, etc.

  • The role will require the technologists to conduct assignments in general civils engineering.

  • Plan, organise and manage civils aspects of complex railway projects. Make recommendations on alternate solutions to engineering problems.

  • Prepare and present technical plans and reports. Institute changes in methods, and designs.

  • Under Supervision, they will perform work following agreed-upon budget and schedule.

  • When required, the technologists will collect and analyse information from specific discipline and interdisciplinary project BIM models.

  • Use computer software as a tool for solving fundamental engineering problems.

  • They will be expected to coordinate with other discipline Engineers as applicable for the continuity of the design process.

  • Participates in design progress and coordination meetings.

  • Check and ensure the quality of model production by BIM/CAD teams for accuracy to design instructions. Actively seek information, opportunities to participate and contribute, and develop efficiencies and effectiveness.

  • It will be expected of them to contribute by solving problems and applying experience or theoretical knowledge to atypical assignments.

  • Assist with the design content by applying both design and technical knowledge to ensure high-quality outputs under project timelines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrable appropriate level of experience and understanding of design of civil infrastructure within railway environments.

  • Computer literate and conversant with MS Office suite and relevant engineering software packages that may include Bentley and, Autodesk software.

  • Ability to work within a collaborative environment, whilst having a dedicated approach to working within and meeting project deadlines.

  • Good communication skills when dealing with internal design teams, Clients, and partners.

  • 4+ years' post qualification experience


  • BTech Degree in Civil Engineering and registered as a Candidate

  • Technologist or Professional Technician with ECSA.

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: J10080255

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid