Company Type

Business Line Water

Position Title Principal Mechanical Engineer

South Africa - Gauteng


Job Summary

As the Principal Mechanical Engineer you will be responsible for leading the design, evaluation, review and inspections of hydro-mechanical equipment through the life cycle of hydro-mechanical equipment related to pump stations and treatment works (water and wastewater). Work requirements will include working in a multidisciplinary environment including electrical, civil, process engineering and structural engineering. A knowledge of different engineering materials e.g. steel environment and will be an advantage.

The general requirements for this role are:

  • Coordinating and leading the interface with civil, process, instrumentation and electrical engineering teams.

  • Project management.

  • Business development and client liaison.

  • Mentoring and staff development.

  • Hydro-mechanical system selection.

  • Hydraulic and economic analyses.

  • Detail equipment design.

  • Specification development.

  • Understanding of corrosion protection and appropriate material selection.

  • CAD / Revit modelling experience (review and analysis ability).

  • Equipment and maintenance assessment.

  • Manufacturing and commissioning witnessing.

  • Maintenance and operational assessment of existing systems.

  • Handover inspections and reports.

  • Report writing and review.

Minimum Requirements


  • Experience 15+ years in Water Engineering.

  • Experience in the design and commissioning of several large pump stations (1MW+) and large water/wastewater treatment works will be an advantage.

Personal attributes:

  • Leadership/managerial skills.

  • Strong business and networking skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Recognised professional profile.

  • Motivated and disciplined.

  • Flexible approach and multi-tasking abilities.

  • Problem solver.

  • Innovator.

Additional Comments:

  • Independent worker, deadline orientated, committed and driven individual, able to lead and support a professional team.

  • A willingness to travel to and work on remote sites in Africa and Middle East will also be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.Eng/B.Sc Mech Eng.

  • Pr. Eng. Registration (ECSA) is essential.

What We Offer

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 181025BR

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.

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