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AECOM Senior Engineer - Mechanical in Gauteng, South Africa

Job Summary

Job Duties

Team Responsibilities:

  • Lead a large complement of junior, mid-level and senior Mechanical staff and provide mentorship, direction, and motivation on a daily basis and in a strategic manner to ensure AECOM remains an employer of choice for Mechanical skills.

  • Effectively bring teams together to work toward a shared goal ensuring the team’s results exceed the total achievements of the individuals.

  • Foster an open working environment free of discrimination and harassment and ensure that everyone receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment policies and working practices.

  • Mentor technical leadership talent and train staff, ensuring discipline skills are up to date and industry relevant.

  • Create an environment where the team can operate with the highest standards of integrity.

  • Provide timely, honest feedback regularly to promote learning, development, and improved results.

  • Listen to and respect the opinions of others and allow for open communication to express differences.

  • Coach to develop and maximize strengths of team members.

  • Hold themselves and others to high standards.

Business Development:

  • Lead client relationship/business development activities through early interaction, “scope of work” development, interviews, and on-going client maintenance interface.

  • Responsible for developing market sector intelligence including industry assessments, trends in key markets and client opportunities for investment and winning work.

  • Responsible for developing a robust technical network within AECOM globally to provide clients with the most appropriate technical solutions and is part of the global technical practice teams.

  • Participate in preparing major bids and proposals on the technical side whilst supporting business development initiatives through their technical expertise.

  • Frequently win business from new/repeat clients and develop strategic and superior client relationships.

  • Work with other practice leaders to develop AECOM’s competitive positioning strategy.

Minimum Requirements

  • Responsible for technically leading aspects of projects, supporting Project Managers and technical teams to deliver within scope, budget, timeframe, and high-quality standards.

  • Conduct Design and Drawing reviews to ensure accurate implementation of the scheme design into Detail Design and from Detail Design to Drawings.

  • Ensure that projects are delivered within the client budget and schedule.

  • Manage, co-ordinate and resource mechanical teams.

  • Have a working knowledge of Carrier HAP, FHC Canute, PyroSim, Pathfinder and other associated design programmes.

  • Have a working knowledge of running a mechanical engineering team in a multi-disciplinary team environment where all project drawings are generated using BIM tools (Autodesk Revit).

  • Interface with clients on schedules, meetings, and issues (manage client expectations and perceptions).

  • Anticipate potential schedule or priority delays and initiate plans for alternative actions.

  • Apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.

  • Act independently on technical matters and demonstrate innovation to deliver technical excellence.

  • Perform technical quality reviews and serve as Lead Verifier on projects confirming that the technical approach satisfies the client scope of services and expectations.

  • Support digital transformation strategy and implementation and embrace change within the discipline.

  • Ensure assigned teams effectively coordinate with the other disciplines to ensure there are no design gaps providing fully coordinated design deliverables.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, preferably M.Eng

What We Offer

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

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line Building Engineering

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 273825BR

Virtual: No

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.