Senior Civil Engineer/Associate - Land Development

Posted 01 March 2023
Salary$120,000 to $160,000
Job type Permanent

Job description


Due to a strong and steady influx of new land development and infrastructure projects, a rare opportunity presents itself for a Senior Civil Engineer to move into an Associate position with arguably one of the biggest players in Civil Engineering/Land Development in New Zealand.
The ideal candidate will have New Zealand experience, coupled with appropriate Washington accord qualifications and registration with applicable national associate, Association’s board or equivalent.
You will be responsible for planning and conducting projects of a complex nature to meet client requirements and will be expected to the independently manage junior/Intermediate Engineers and draughts people in a project team whilst managing the output of project deliverables.
To be successful in this role, you will possess the following: 
  • A Bachelor of Engineering university degree.
  • Experienced in using AutoCad and Civil 3D or 12D software.
  • NZ experience
  • The gravitas and people skills to lead a small team and to manage relations with clients and contractors.
On a day-to-day basis you will:
  • Manage large scale and complex projects.
  • Manage individual outputs and those of the project team to deliver KPI’s for development projects.
  • Assist in management of staff and their selection/recruitment.
  • Act and present as an expert witness in council and environment court arbitration
  • Be an effective mentor and professional role model other project staff.
  • Uphold quality and look to improve team outputs regarding design and management of land development projects.
  • Manage Construction Supervision to the highest level and build strong relationships with contractors and the public.
  • Oversee Contract Management and make fair decisions regarding the processing and certification of contractor claims.
  • Be responsible for your own design work and the design, drawings and detailing of your project team
  • Maintain up to date industry knowledge in areas of construction practice, modelling, software and innovation.
  • Use appropriate software such as AutoCad, Civil 3D or 12D.


Your benefits include:

  • Individually tailored Professional Development Programme to Chartership
  • Knowledge Assessment Pathway Programme (leading to Chartership) for candidates with a Washington Accord qualification.
  • Great office culture, social events, and employee benefits
  • Work in a team with one of the highest ratios of chartered to non-chartered engineers in NZ.
  • AON Hewitt Best Employers Award, 2017 & 2018

Our client is a multi – disciplinary consultancy that focuses on four key areas: Urban Design and Architecture, Engineering, Planning, and the Surveying/Geo Spatial services across a range of asset classes in the private and public sectors.

This consultancy is known in the industry for its excellence in delivering large scale, 5 year + civil engineering and land development projects and is on track to double in size over the next 5 years.
It prides itself on its brilliant company culture and always providing a variety of enticing and challenging work to its engineers.
On offer is a highly competitive salary with a well-known name in the industry and the ability to progress your career with a company that has grown consistently over a long period of time. Working with some of the best in the business and with ongoing training and mentoring provided, you will have the opportunity to grow your knowledge within the land development and wider civil sector. For questions, get in touch with our Engineering Recruitment Consultant, Hugh Miller today on 0273050677 or follow the link to apply.