Civil Engineering Team Lead/Associate

Posted 23 January 2023
Salary$150,000 - $200,000 + Vehicle + Bonus + Equity
Job type Permanent

Job description

This is a business-critical position for this consultancy and with a strong people focus, finding the right candidate is high on their priority list.
With a diverse range of clients across a range of asset classes and sectors they are in a strong position to weather any economic downturn and have a full pipeline of greenfield and brownfield land and site development projects.
With the Director of Civil Engineering retiring in the next few years an exciting opportunity presents itself for a Senior Engineer to come in and work on interesting projects, mentor Intermediate and Junior Engineers and to work through their professional development program through to Directorship where you’ll contribute to the Financial, Business Development, Operational and Management facets of the business.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Strong design skills – CIVIL 3D would be advantageous.
  • Chartership would be a bonus but not essential.
  • A tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering.
  • 7 + years of New Zealand Experience in the land development space.
On a day-to-day basis the role has been broken down into four areas:
Financially – You will:
  • Be part of the management team to achieve Budget Contribution on a Divisional, Company and Individual level.
  • Get Involvement in Debtor Management.
  • Work with the Director and be actively involved in developing the annual business plans and the implementation.
  Business Development and Clients – You will:
  • Manage a portfolio of existing clients.
  • Actively identify new clients to grow and maintain the business in line with Business plans.
  • Continue to develop relationship to existing client base.
Operationally – You will:   
  • Take ownership of QA - to ensure you are implementing and carrying out the documented QA procedure.
  • Manage the resources on projects.
  • Ensure jobs are delivered on time and to standard.
  • Help staff delivering and meet clients’ expectations/deadlines.
  • Oversee the Cost Management of jobs to make sure they are completed within budget.
Strategically and Managerially – You will:   
  • Be an active member of the Management team. Allocate functions/key tasks that staff they are to co-ordinate and report on.
  • Manage Risk - to ensure areas of risk are raised and processes are in place to minimize risk.
  • Demonstrate leadership within the company as a whole.
  • Ensure you deliver and communicate within the agreed timelines/and effectively.
  • Be involved in the long-term strategies for the company.
  • Uphold the company Values.


Your benefits include:
  • Being put through Directors courses
  • A seriously competitive remuneration package including a base salary of $150,000 to $200,000(depending on the candidate) a company call for full use and a $15,000 annual bonus upon agreed KPI’s.
  • The opportunity to purchase equity in the business. Over time it’s expected that Directors can acquire between 10 – 15% equity within the business with a strong record of good returns.
  • Professional Membership fees paid for
  • A carpark 


This Auckland based structural and civil engineering consultancy has nearly 40 years of experience in the design and construction of buildings and land development projects across the public and private sectors with a long list of successfully completed office buildings, high rises, warehouses, energy facilities, residential projects, and education projects for some of New Zealand’s largest and most respected property developers/NZX listed businesses.
With a track record of internally promoting Directors, a well-established mentoring program a social club (Friday food and drinks), International dinners to reflect the diversity of their work force and social sports teams this employee-owned practice prides itself on a family like culture and on providing its engineers with a steady flow of interesting work and professional development opportunities.  

To Apply

This opportunity is not one to be missed and is sure to be snapped up soon so apply now.  For questions, get in touch with our Engineering Recruitment Consultant, Hugh Miller,  on 027 305 0677 for a confidential chat or apply via Seek and he'll give you a call.