AECOM Recruits Breakwater Engineer

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28 Nov, 2016

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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. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

Job Description

Job Title: Engineer – Breakwater

The Breakwater Engineer – Marine Works is part of the construction supervision group and focuses on the marine works sector of the programme.

The Breakwater Engineer for marine works supervises construction by the Design-Build contractor who is executing the works under a FIDIC Yellow Book contract.

The Breakwater Engineer reports to the Engineer’s Representative for Marine Works who reports to The Engineer.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Raising concerns to the attention of the Engineer’s Representative
  • Participating in progress meetings with contractors
  • Supervising the work of the contractor with particular attention to HSE, quality, project progress, progress payments and changes.
  • Alerting the Engineer’s Representative of change in project progress, potential changes and the need for decisions.
  • Supporting the implementation of the Quality Management System.
  • Supporting preparation of periodic (weekly, monthly) and ad hoc reports and project metrics.
  • Collaborating with the project controls and commercial teams in assessing impacts of proposed changes of scope, schedule and cost.
  • Participating in project/program risk assessment activities and reviewing a project-level risk register.
  • Collaborating with the Design Manager in the review of the contractor’s design of the works.
  • Obtaining support from the Quality Manager in implementing the quality assurance procedures.
  • Collaborating with the Project Controls staff in assessing progress against programme and earned value.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 1 year of experience in breakwater construction.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience on marine works construction sites.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in civil infrastructure industry.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm.
  • Experience in the employ of a construction contractor is an advantage.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to implement quality assurance systems in the field.
  • Ability to recognize work site hazards.

Personal Attributes:

  • Focused on project delivery – attention to detail and quality with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Other Comments:

  • Eligibility to work in Ghana (due to nationality or work permit) is an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certificate in Civil Engineering or related discipline.

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.

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