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My client is an engineering consultancy with an excellent track record in property and land development, mainly in Canterbury.  Managed by a very well respected and entreprenerial chartered civil engineer acknowledged for growing great teams, this crew is experiencing continued demand for their particular skills.

 

The future is also looking bright and  what is currently a small team, is on a growth trajectory and we are looking for a particular type of person to join as a civil design engineer.

At the core of this role is civil engineering design and documentation for land development projects:

Geometric Design: Roading, pavement etc.

Services Design: Stormwater / potable water / sanitary drainage / shared services

...and you will be interacting with developers, engineers, contractors, compliance professionals throughout. 

As the engineer in this role you will have a unique opportunity to gain close and hands-on experience of the full project lifecycle - from client brief to beyond opening day. As this will be with the support of a chartered engineer, this should go a long way to you attaining your own chartered status.
Projects are a healthy and interesting matrix of residential and smaller commercial, remediation and an increasing range of new build industrial/commercial. 

This is very much a design-focused role and you will have support with both strategic and CAD / presentation aspects. This firm is firmly Revit/AutoCAD / Civil3D based and are embracing the full BIM advantages in 3D documentation, information management and looking to maximise the benefits to the client.  

This would be a very astute move if you are a qualified civil engineer keen to build their technical know-how and go on to visit various sites, liaise with contractors, other consultants and the councils as you progress.

Requirements:
  • A NZ recognised degree in Civil Engineering (BEngTech or BE Civil)
  • Typically 2 - 10 years experience in civil design
  • Typically 2 - 5 years working with Engineering Standards for Land Development, District Plans and NZS4404
  • AD capable (Revit / AutoCAD / Civil3D or similar)
  • Keen to progress with a dynamic team

My client is an engineering consultancy with an excellent track record in property and land development, mainly in Canterbury.  Managed by a very well respected and entreprenerial chartered civil engineer acknowledged for growing great teams, the crew is experiencing continued demand for these particular skills.  The future is also looking bright and what is currently a small team, is on a solid growth trajectory so we are currently looking for a particular type of person to join as a civil design engineer.

At the core of this role is civil engineeering design and documentation for land development projects:

Geometric Design: Roading, pavement etc.

Services Design: Stormwater / potable water / sanitary drainage / shared services

You will also:

  • provide technical input to development planning processes
  • engage with other professionals and designers
  • work with planners to ensure compliance and optimum use of sites
  • develop a greater understanding of property strategy and costings

As the engineer in this role you will have a unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience of the full project lifecycle - from client brief to beyond opening day and, as this will be with the support of a chartered engineer, this experience should go a long way to you attaining your own chartered status.

Projects are a healthy and interesting matrix of residential and smaller commercial, remediation and an increasing range of new build industrial/commercial.

This is very much a design-focused role and you will have support with both strategic and CAD / presentation aspects. This firm is firmly Revit/AutoCAD / Civil3D based and are embracing the full BIM advantages in 3D documentation, information management and looking to maximise the benefits to the client.  

This would be a very astute move if you are a qualified civil engineer keen to build their technical know-how and go on to visit sites, liaise with contractors, other consultants and the councils as you progress.

Requirements:
  • A NZ recognised degree in Civil Engineering (BEngTech or BE Civil)
  • Typically 2 - 10 years experience in civil design.
  • CAD capable (Revit / AutoCAD / Civil3D or similar)
  • Keen to progress with a dynamic team

On offer is a generous salary package, considerable work flexibily and exceptional future prospects.  

This firm is very open to people working remotely from home for part of the week. 

 

Questions:

Q: Do I need to have land development experience?
A: Well, if you have experience in designing roads, drainage etc, in a similar context, we will welcome your application.

Q:  Do I need be in New Zealand?
A: Yes. We expect to fill this role before flights open up so, unless you're in transit already, it is unlikely we will be able to consider you.

Q: Do you need tertiary civil engineering qualifications?
A: This is preferred, as the aim is for you to grow in a professional role within the firm, but if you have extensive civil / land development design experience, please get in touch.

Q: Do you need to have New Zealand civil design experience?
A: Of course, that would make it easier, but if you can demonstrate experience in a very similar working and regulatory environment like Australia, the UK etc. bring it on.

Q: When you say "remote"  - can I do this from my pad in Waiheke Island?
A: If only but sorry Amigo - you will need to be physically here in Christchurch or North Canterbury in order to carry out site visits and meet with the team.

Q: Do I need to have Civil 3D skills?
A: Not necessarily, but you will need to be proficient with CAD ideally with some 3D package like 12D.

Q: Hang on, is this a design or a draughting role?
A: This is defintely a design role. There are draughting people to help you get the documentation done, but you will need to be able to produce drawings without your Mum's help.

Q: Why should I move from my cosy, comfortable role with a large consultancy?
A: Good question comrade. Simply, the breadth of exposure, project engagement scope and interaction you get with clients, other engineers, consultants, builds confidence, perpective and engineering muscle. 

Q: What about salary?
A: Well, the rewards for this role are very good if you have what it takes.

Q: What sort of person do you actually want?
A: Somebody who is technically proficient on day one, a capable communicator, able to find out, and in the bigger picture, wants to develop themselves become a well-rounded engineer, spread their wings and take big steps towards their professional future.

Q: What will you need from me?
A: Design examples, proven ability to take a concept site plan and design the roads, services and land to meet the purpose. Oh, and a cv of course.

Go on, you really shouldn't miss this one...

 

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Title:
Civil Engineer (Land/Property Development)
Country:
New Zealand
Location:
Christchurch - City ~ Canterbury
Job Group:
Engineering
Job Classification:
Engineer - Civil