Principal Engineer – Water


South Africa – KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Job Summary

A technical lead in the Water Systems Africa team based in the AECOM Umhlanga office.

Civil Engineer with experience in the water sector. Must have very good general water sector experience with a focus on pump stations, pipelines and network design.
Preference to strong experience in pump stations and pipelines. Would also be preferable to have experience in water network design and sewage drainage design.
Preference to have capabilities in doing highly technical hydraulic calculations as well as surge analyses. CFD experience is also beneficial.
Although the person has a base Civil Engineering background, they must be strong in their knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Structural Engineering. They must have experience in working with and ideally leading multidisciplinary teams on multidisciplinary projects.
Must show experience in taking projects from design through to construction (i.e. show evidence of practical experience).
Preferable to have experience in the KZN region with some of the key local clients (i.e. EWS, Umgeni Water, Mhlathuze Water and district municipality).
Preferable to have experience in the Municipal sector, experience in the mining and industrial sectors is also beneficial.
Would be beneficial to have experience in working on water and wastewater treatment projects (hydraulic design, etc.).
Must act as a technical mentor to primarily the local (Umhlanga) engineering team but also the water systems team across Africa.
Preferable to have experience in Africa (primary) and International (secondary).
Minimum Requirements

Must be acquainted with the following software packages:

Wadiso / Epanet, or similar (water network analyses)
Hydraulic design surge analyses programmes
MS Word, Excel, etc.
3D design modelling package (C3D, Revit, Inventor, etc.)
10 to 15years Preferred Qualifications
M. Eng or Msc. Eng (civ) preferred
What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242825BR

Clearance Required No

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.