Senior Structural Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

South Africa

South Africa - Western Cape, Bellville

Job Summary

  • Develop and prepare structural designs for industrial and commercial buildings.

  • Lead a design team and liaise with other professional team members and contractors.

  • Take responsibility for structural design and drawings.

  • Attend planning, design and site meetings, and ad-hoc site inspections.

  • Compilation of bids and proposals.

  • Provide coaching and guidance to less experienced staff, engineers, and designers to increase technical competence, as well as knowledge of systems and procedures.

  • Undertake technical reviews / audits to ensure that designs are in accordance with project / study requirements and company objectives and are produced in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • To work in a safe manner, complying with and actively contributing to the company Health, Safety and Environmental HSE policies, manuals, and procedures.

  • Work to ensure the implementation of safety and integrity principles in structural documentation

  • Promote compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all design activities

  • Prepare and contribute to technical memos and reports, within areas of expertise

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience and professionally registered with ECSA or similar approved.

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of structural analysis software like Tekla Structural Designer / Etabs / Robot / Prokon

  • Revit Structures knowledge will be advantageous

  • Technical Competence - in terms of core engineering theory from first principles and ability to extend theory to new and complex problems


  • Tekla Structural Designer

  • Etabs

  • Robot

  • Prokon;

  • Revit;

Design experience:

  • Must have substantial experience in the design of reinforced concrete and structural steel buildings

  • Finite element design of concrete structures, specifically flat slab design

  • Experience in leading a design team, including resource planning and design time frame estimates

Personal attributes

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and understand the importance of delivery and client satisfaction

  • Strong analytical, literacy and numerical skills

  • Proven effective leadership skills and ability to work within a multidisciplinary team

  • Good commercial awareness / risk management skills

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to function with minimal supervision

  • Ability to delegate tasks and effectively supervise others

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.Eng. degree

  • Pr Eng.

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 - Structural

Business Line Building Engineering

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254437BR

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.