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Design Engineering Manager


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Source: uWorkin


angle-right Job no: 581008
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Tauranga
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Management, Maintenance, Construction, Civil Engineering

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand's infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand's biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Based in either Waikato or Bay of Plenty we are searching for a Design Manager to direct and lead all civil engineering & design activities across the Central North Island (CNI).

This role works closely with our Senior leaders on our Central leadership team to deliver technical solutions for the operational business, whilst enhancing our services to our customers. This is a critical role that gets to be involved in a variety of projects and work that contributes to the wider organisation not to mention mentoring and developing our young professionals including graduates, cadets and interns.

About the role
You will lead a team of driven, and committed professional Civil Engineers across the Central North Island who cover a wide field of engineering design activities including pavement & road geometry, bridges/structural, stormwater, wastewater, road safety, and engineering surveying. You will:

  • Contribute to the strategic direction for the CNI technical & operational business
  • Collaborate with other Regional Technical Leads & Senior Engineers to deliver technical excellence in Downer NZ
  • Be the technical representative to our customers
  • Maintain professional capability, and technical best practice systems & processes

What's in it for you
  • A dynamic position where every day is a new exciting challenge covering a wide and growing part of NZ
  • Direct ability to make a positive and rewarding impact to the technical and operational business
  • Stable, international organisation who values its people
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Exposure to wide field of civil engineering design, and leadership
  • Opportunities to complete research, and prepare industry papers

About you
You'll need to have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in the civil construction specifically in the Civil Engineering design space with a preference to the transportation sector. You will also bring:
  • At least 5 years' experience in Civil Engineering
  • Hold relevant NZ qualification or overseas equivalent
  • Be Chartered (CPEng), or is actively working towards this with Engineering NZ
  • Demonstrate sound technical capability and leadership skills
  • Be a confident communicator to difference audiences
  • Be organised, a self-starter, and encourage collaborative engagement
  • Ability to travel

To be considered for this innovative position then please put an application online at www.downercareers.co.nz entering 581008 into the keyword search.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test & medical.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

Advertised: 09 Jun 2021 New Zealand Standard Time
Applications close: 04 Jul 2021 New Zealand Standard Time