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Technical Director - Bridges

GHD - Sydney, NSW

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GHD has a connected global network of more than 120 bridge professionals based across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North and South America and the United Kingdom, dedicated to the investigation, design and verification of road, rail and pedestrian bridges and associated structures.

Due to continued growth and project wins, Sydney Structures Team has a great opportunity for an experienced Technical Director - Bridges to join us. The Sydney Structures Team are involved in a wide variety of projects covering several market sectors and have built an excellent team culture with great people and established technical authority. This diverse role will see you working on a range of transport infrastructure projects including road and rail bridges and other civil structures.


This key role in the team and will see you involved in

Working with the Structures Team Leader, you will play a large role in winning and leading the teams bridge projects across the region as well as contributing to the development of our junior bridge engineers.

  • Planning and leading the delivery of bridge projects ranging from major bridge designs through to assessments of existing bridge structures.
  • Maintain existing and develop new trusted relationships with key bridge clients in the NSW region.
  • Demonstrate advanced technical capability in the design of bridge structures.
  • Coordinate bridge design with other disciplines in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Lead design teams, including engineers and drafters, to deliver projects.
  • Prepare proposals for projects and pursue opportunities with clients, as directed by the Team Lead and Business Group Leader.
  • Technical report writing following both client and GHD guidelines.
  • Seeking business development opportunities to assist in the growth of the bridges' portfolio.
What You Will Bring To The Team
  • Ideally 15+ years of proven excellence at all stages of the project life cycle, from preparing bids to feasibility studies, design management, detailed design, and stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrated professional judgement and commercial acumen, including identifying, assessing, evaluating and solving problems to brief and budget.
  • Robust written and verbal skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely
An interest in coaching and mentoring to technically strengthen the team capabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in transport projects, with a particular focus on steel and concrete bridges (NSW (particularly TfNSW and Sydney Trains) and ARTC bridge design experience desirable).
  • Bachelor's degree qualifications in a civil or structural discipline - Engineers Australia Chartered engineering status achieved, or application commenced.
Why GHD?
Being the best we can be is in our culture.

We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you
Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who We Are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly 'One GHD' across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region.

Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Interested? Apply now
Contact Claire Humphreys, Talent Acquisition Business Partner

M: claire.humphreys@ghd.com

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.

Job Posting

Feb 15, 2021