Associate Engineer at AECOM



AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at


Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project management and take a lead role on major projects.
  • Preparation of road designs, bills of quantities, contract documentation and tender evaluation, administration of construction contracts and ad-hoc site supervision.
  • Project execution and ensure that projects are undertaken to a quality management system, to high technical standards, within budget and programme.
  • Financial management, administration and control of projects.
  • Design oversight, support and management to the project team.
  • Staff development and management.
  • Business development – elevates the profile of AECOM in-country, source and follow opportunities in-country, lead and/or support tender pursuits and project proposals.
  • Provide effective client liaison, maintain and improve relationships with key clients and local authorities.
  • Assist with the management of the local office.
  • Any other work, related to projects in the department, as directed by the Business Unit Lead.


Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in a Consulting Engineering environment, specialising in the Transportation sector
  • Strong background in terms of Geometric Design on major roads projects
  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering will be advantageous

Personal attributes, qualities or competencies needed:

  • Ability to work independently or in team environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Lesotho national languages.
  • Strong business networking skills within the industry.
  • Committed and motivated individual.
  • Ability to multi-task – work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan, leads, support and execute work independently or within a multi-disciplinary project team environment.
  • Passionate about skills development and mentoring of junior staff.

Other Comments:

  • Own reliable transport.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard design and project management software like Civil 3D, Civil Designer, MS Project etc.
  • Although projects will predominantly be in South Africa, the candidate will need to demonstrate a willingness to undertake projects within Africa, while being based in the Centurion office.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
  • Preference will be given to Lesotho nationals


AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It’s a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It’s a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It’s what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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