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Senior Hydro - Mechanical Engineer


Centurion, South Africa

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.

About the Business Line Water
We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary Duties and Responsibilities:

Will be responsible for leading the design, evaluate, review and inspections of hydro-mechanical equipment through the life cycle of hydroelectric power plants (HEPPs), and hydro mechanical equipment related to dams and water treatment works. Work requirements will include working in multidisciplinary environment including electrical, civil, and engineering material e.g. steel environment and will be focused on:
Hydro-mechanical system selection.
CAD modelling.
FEM analysis and optimization.
Hydraulic and economic analyses.
Detail equipment design.
Specification development.
Equipment and maintenance assessment.
Manufacturing and commissioning witnessing.
Maintenance and operational assessment of existing systems.
Handover inspections and reports.
Coordinating and leading the interface with civil and electrical engineering teams.
Project management.
Report writing and review.
Business development and client liaison.

Minimum Requirements Experience:
Minimum 15 years’ relevant experience in hydro-mechanical engineering.
Experience in project management and liaison with clients.
Experience with hydro power projects will be required.
Personal attributes:
Leadership/managerial skills.
Strong business and networking skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Connected in the global dam industry with strong profile recognised by clients.
Motivated and disciplined.
Flexible approach and multi-tasking abilities.
Problem solver.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent).
Post-graduate qualification in dam engineering will be advantageous.
Professional Engineer (Pr Eng with ECSA or equivalent).

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.

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.


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