Company Type

Business Line Building Engineering

Position Title Practice Area Lead - Mechanical

South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal


Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a mechanical engineering team,

  • Ensure compliance to utilisation targets set for team by business,

  • Sustain and nurture client relationships with existing and new clients,

  • Preparation of Bids and Proposals for mechanical scope of services including pricing,

  • Mechanical Engineering design in the Building Services sector with focus on Commercial and Industrial projects,

  • Mechanical Engineering Design including HVAC, Compressed Air, Process Cooling, Technical Gas etc.,

  • Proficient in relevant Mechanical Engineering software,

  • Liaison with local authorities including Council submissions and sign-off,

  • Provide technical training and mentorship to less experienced team members

  • Technical quality enforcement including design reviews and sign-off,

  • Interfacing of designs with other disciplines e.g. structural, architectural, mechanical & electrical,

  • Handling full scope of mechanical engineering consulting services on projects from concept to close-out,

  • Implementing and ensuring of compliance to company quality management system,

  • Use of international and local design standards and codes of practice i.e. SANS, BS & EN,

  • Report to Mechanical Practice Line Lead on project and team performance,

  • Maintain awareness of compliance to safety and quality standards and integration of design.

Minimum Requirements


  • Experience 15+ years in Mechanical Building services environment.

  • Revit/BIM knowledge preferred.

  • General knowledge of integrated architectural and engineering practice.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, and Outlook).

  • Must be detail-oriented, consistent and highly accurate in the work.

  • Good communications skills: interpersonal, listening, oral, and written.

  • Ability to set priorities in an efficient and timely manner to meet essential job functions.

  • Must be a team player, have a positive attitude, and be a self-starter.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Possess a strong work ethic.

Personal attributes, qualities or competencies needed:

  • Independent worker, deadline oriented, committed and driven individual.

Other comments:

  • Valid driver’s licence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.Sc. or B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering with post graduate qualification preferential.

  • Pr.Eng. with ECSA 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 - Mechanical

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186634BR

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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