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AECOM Senior Engineer - Railway Track in Gauteng, South Africa

Job Summary

We are looking for Permanent Way Design Senior Engineers to support the execution of a large portfolio of local and international railway projects. The Senior Engineers will be senior technical resources and deliver permanent Way Design involvement in projects and ensure effective delivery input of others. They will work on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations, drawings and reports etc. The role includes design development, design review, supervision, coordination and design documentation. The Senior Engineers will guide junior engineers and independently perform all the tasks necessary to complete design works.

The Senior Engineers will be required to coordinate small - mid-size project teams of engineers. Perform specific and moderate portions of a broader assignment as experienced engineers. Provide specialised technical input into studies and design work for their expertise and identify discrepancies in results. Develop design by gathering, correlating and analysing engineering data using computer software and established procedures and standards. Follow existing or develop design procedures to facilitate high-quality, cost-effective work by self and others. Participate in and create an interdisciplinary review of project deliverables, including BIM spatial reviews (virtual walkthroughs and clash detection). They are required to have knowledge of construction costs relating to track design. Gather and correlate engineering data using established and well-defined procedures. Prepare technical specifications. Perform work under agreed-upon budget and schedule with little supervision, carryout technical coordination with authorities for approvals. Solve problems encountered using knowledge, innovation and modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous works. Contribute to the area of expertise, providing proposed improvements to existing processes and deliver solutions where precedent may not exist. Perform technical quality reviews of design calculations, BIM models and drawings, including documentation in project record by adhering to quality, occupational health and safety and corporate standards. Develop construction cost estimates and estimates of technical effort/man-hours for projects. Maintain and develop the highest level of technical skills and abilities. Provide mentoring to junior staff.

The Senior Engineers will be expected to build and maintain client relationships. Attend client meetings as technical support to gather information and discuss project requirements, explain/defend work, etc. Participate in the development and preparation of bids and proposals. They must be able to present solutions to clients in a professional and technically competent manner.

They will be required to act as Project Managers on small to medium size projects. Have an excellent understanding of project delivery requirements and become well versed with AECOM’s project delivery procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of railway infrastructure and track.+ 8 years experience

  • Computer literate and conversant with MS Office suite and relevant engineering software packages that may include Bentley RailTrack, Microstation, Autodesk Civil 3D, and Autodesk AutoCAD.

  • Ability to undertake track geometric designs for plain lines and turnouts using appropriate design software packages such as Bentley RailTrack, and Autodesk Civil 3D.

  • Good communication skills and ability to work within a collaborative environment, whilst having a dedicated approach to working within and meeting strict project deadlines.

  • Good communication skills to handle interactions with internal design teams, Clients, and partners.

  • Client focused approach to service delivery.

  • More than eight years of post-qualification experience.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Professionally registered as an Engineer with ECSA.

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 - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258126BR

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.