Senior Civil Engineer

Posted 25 June 2024
Salary$120,000 - $140,000
Job type Permanent

Job description

One of the leading multidisciplinary consultancies in NZ is excited to be recruiting for a Senior Civil Engineer to join their brownfield land development team here in Auckland. 

A market leader in Land Development nationwide, this employee owned consultancy has a reputation for delivering "LARGE SCALE" - greenfield subdivisions and complex brownfield projects for well known private and public sector clients.

With over 50+ years of experience, this consultancy has an unrivalled commitment to the professional development of their staff and to strengthening relationships with their clients.

Their clients operate at a scale that means they're largely immune to the broader economic short comings and all though their competitors pipelines may be slow, they've continued to go from strength to strength. As such, they've created the position of Senior Civil Engineer. 

Reporting to the Design Principal and the the Land Development Lead you will be working in a team that plans new neighbourhoods in established Auckland suburbs, conducts civil design, oversees construction monitoring, site visits and consenting related to earthworks, infrastructure, roading, parks and utilities. 

You will provide the technical review and oversight of design packages and provide quality assurance. 

In addition to a competitive salary, on offer is the opportunity to become a shareholder in a business with a strong track record of returns. 


Define and Understand Project Scope:
  • Collaborate with the Design Manager and the Design Principle to understand project requirements.
  • Ensure project outcomes meet client expectations without over- or under-engineering solutions.
  • Assist in preparing and tracking design fees and programme hours.
Develop the Plan to Deliver Design:
  • Determine technical resources and collaborate with the Construction team for cost-effective, safe designs.
  • Liaise with technical specialists and plan for project risks.
  • Support the Design Manager and Programme Manager in setting realistic programmes, budgets, and managing change variations.
Executing the Project Plan:
  • Deliver the scope of works on time, within budget, and to standard.
  • Track progress and manage design team resources.
  • Coordinate design deliverables and ensure compliance with consent and engineering approval conditions.
  • Assist the Construction team with design-related issues during site works.
Measuring and Reporting:
  • Provide input on reporting costs, programme, and quality assurance.
  • Report potential scope, budget, or programme variations and manage change evaluations.
Stakeholder and Relationship Management:
  • Coordinate with internal specialists and liaise with asset owners and the Construction team.
  • Incorporate design requirements for streamlined delivery and compliance.
Quality Control and Assurance:
  • Implement and manage quality assurance systems throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Conduct quality inspections during construction and ensure compliance with standards.
  • Compile lessons learnt workshops and seek continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Adhere to the principles of the Design Management Plan and promote the alliance culture.
  • Ensure personal and team safety and protect commercial interests.
  • Support effective communication and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Mentor, coach, and train team members.
  • 7 + years of urban development or infrastructure design management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Surveying, or equivalent with a pathway to CPEng or RPSurv.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to conceptualize new initiatives.
  • Proficiency in design and visualization software such as AutoCAD and 12D.
  • Strong knowledge of civil engineering design within a brownfield context.
  • Proactive, adaptable, and committed to continuous improvement.
  • High ethical standards and ability to build collaborative relationships.
  • Committed to exceeding stakeholder expectations.
  • Proactive in meeting programme requirements with high-quality standards.
  • Positive team player and highly collaborative.
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, today on 027 305 0677 for a confidential chat.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence