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AECOM Senior Technologist - Mechanical in Durban, South Africa

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Technical Excellence:

  • Conducts assignments in the mechanical engineering field

  • Has a very good understanding of building codes and standards

  • Can integrate and coordinate designs with other built environment disciplines

  • Understands the statutory processes associated with the built environment and construction industry

  • Plans, organises and manages moderately complex projects

  • Makes recommendations on alternate solutions to engineering problems

  • Prepares and presents technical plans and reports

  • Institutes changes in methods, designs or equipment

  • May be Project leader on medium sized projects

  • Collects and analyses information from discipline and interdisciplinary project BIM models.

  • Fully develops the design content by applying both design and technical knowledge to ensure the production of high-quality outputs by following project timelines.

  • Participates in the interdisciplinary reviews of project deliverables, including BIM spatial reviews (virtual walkthroughs and clash detection).

  • Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations, specifications, sketches, diagrams, specific discipline BIM models, drawings, reports and tender documents.

  • Identifies discrepancies in results and proposes an approach to solving new problems encountered.

  • Performs work under the agreed-upon budget and schedule with moderate supervision.

  • Maintains and develops the highest level of technical skills and abilities, ensuring the quality of model production by BIM/CAD teams for accuracy to design instructions.

  • Coordinates with authorities for scheme approvals.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Build and maintain client relationships.

  • Attends client meetings as technical support to gather information and discuss project requirements, explain/ defend work, etc.

  • Participates in the development and preparation of bids and proposals—the ability to present solutions to clients in a professional and technically competent manner.


  • 8+ Years' experience after obtainment of Qualification specifically in the Built Environment

  • BTech Degree. Professionally registered as a Technologist with ECSA

  • Experience in all three of the main mechanical engineering disciplines (HVAC, Wet Services & Fire) will be advantageous

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10098913

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid