AECOM Resident Engineer (Beach Road) in Accra, Ghana

Ghana - Greater Accra, Accra

Job Summary

Due to our strong pipeline of projects we may have an opening for an experienced Resident Engineer: Roadworks. The role would be based in Tema, Ghana.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

The Resident Engineer: Roadworks leads the construction supervision (CS) team supervising the construction of the road intersection.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Resident Engineer: Roadworks is responsible for:

  • Actively addressing issues as raised by the project team by providing guidance or resolution either personally or through delegation to the CS team members.

  • Mentoring and developing a team of CS professionals.

  • Chairing progress meetings with contractors

  • Administering one FIDIC Yellow Book construction contracts as the representative of The Engineer with particular attention to HSE, quality, project progress, progress payments and changes.

  • Supervising construction activities and providing technical guidance to inspectors and other staff.

  • Advising senior management of the status of project progress, decisions and changes.

  • Supporting the implementation of the Quality Management System.

  • Obtaining support from the Quality Manager in implementing the quality assurance procedures

  • Supporting preparation of periodic (weekly, monthly) and ad hoc reports and project metrics.

  • Participating in project/program risk assessment activities and reviewing a project-level risk register.

  • Assisting in the review of the design consultant’s / design-build contractors design of the Works

  • Collaborating with the Project Controls staff in assessing progress against programme and earned value.

  • Collaborating with the project controls and commercial teams in assessing impacts of proposed changes of scope, schedule and cost.

  • Assisting in the review and finalization of overall project schedules and progress monitoring.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in construction site environment.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership position overseeing CS staff and other personnel on major infrastructure programme during construction phase.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in civil infrastructure industry.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm.

Specific Skills Required:

  • This position requires sound problem resolution, judgment, decision-making, troubleshooting skills and the ability to advocate and direct the implementation of project management systems.

  • Leadership and negotiation skills to resolve project related issues.

Personal Attributes:

  • Team leader / decision maker – ability to identify skill gaps in team members and implement appropriate development.

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

  • Empathy towards staff and colleagues – collaborative management style

Other Comments:

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

  • Member of professional organisation.

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 - Construction

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ghana

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 202741BR

Clearance Required 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.