Associate Director - Hydropower & Dams - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

South Africa

South Africa - Gauteng, Gauteng

Job Summary

Function of the position:

To lead the Hydropower and Dam Sector for the successful delivery of consulting engineering projects and to ensure sustainable business growth.

  • Provides technical leadership for a specialty and is considered to be a fully capable professional in their field.

  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Makes decisions independently on technical problems and methods, and represents the organization in conferences.

  • Resolves important questions and plans and coordinates work.

  • Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modifications and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines.

  • The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually result from progressive experience.

  • Supervision and guidance relate largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.

  • Receives direction on unusual conditions and developments.

Main duties:

Business Management:

  • P&L management of Dams and Hydropower Sector

  • Forecasting of revenue and expenditure

  • Budget planning

  • Management of project invoicing

  • Management of accounts receivable

  • Strategic Planning

Team Management:

  • Responsible to manage and lead the Hydropower and Dams team

  • Personnel performance management

  • Develop and ensure good team morale and spirit

  • Utilization forecasting and team management

  • Personnel skill assessment and development

Project Management:

  • Successful completion of projects

  • Quality management according to the company procedures

  • Mentoring and guidance of project managers in a project director role

Business development:

  • Engagement of potential and existing clients on future projects

  • Business Opportunity management

  • Opportunity risk assessment

  • Proposal management

  • Souring of partners for opportunities

  • Bid cost estimation


  • Hydropower and Dam Engineering lead

  • Mentoring of project team

  • Approval and sign-off of designs

  • Review of design/study reports

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 15 years’ experience in hydropower/dams and general water engineering

  • Fluent in English (Ability to speak/write French will be an added benefit)

  • Management experience of teams of 10 people or more

  • Project management experience of projects with a revenue of R 30 Million or more

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Civil/Mechanical Engineering (Master’s degree will be preferred)

  • Professionally Registered

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. 254857BR

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.