Engineer (Water)


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

The Engineer is responsible for developing designs through various project stages, undertakes coordination and carries out design documentation while working as part of the project team. Performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment as an experienced engineer. Guides Graduate Engineers, provides design input to the CAD/BIM technicians, and works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and tests.

Technical Excellence:

Contributes to the development of technical proposals. Develops design by gathering, correlating and analysing engineering data using computer software and established procedures and standards. When possible, 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. Coordinates with other discipline Engineers as applicable for the design process’s continuity. 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. REquires experience in the water and sanitation field including bulk water and wastewater conveyance (pumpstations, gravitey and pressure mains), reservoir designs, water network design, sewer network design, water and wastewater treatment, etc.

Client Relationship Management:

Begins to participate in client meetings to discuss project requirements, explain/defend work, etc.

Participates in the development and preparation of bids and proposals.

4+ Years’ experience after obtainment of Qualification

Bachelor or Master of Science or Engineering from an accredited University. Regstered as a Candidate Engineer with ECSA or relevant professional body


  • Bachelor or Master of Science or Engineering from an accredited University.
  • Registered as a Candidate Engineer with ECSA or relevant professional body.

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: J10080076

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Engineering





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development