We are looking for an enthusiastic, technically excellent go-getter to continue guiding our fantastic team of geotechnical engineers. Take your career to the next level as you step into this management role, while allowing time to keep your eye on technical tasks. If you enjoy coaching junior staff, working hands on with clients, managing projects, and working with a great team, look no further. We are a company with an exciting future, and you could be part of that. Take the step, set your own agenda!
Engineering Design Consultants Ltd (EDC) is a medium-sized, multi-disciplined engineering consultancy providing clients with an innovative, reliable, friendly service and creative solutions to ensure a smooth pathway from conception to completion. We have offices in Auckland, Christchurch and in the Bay of Plenty offering structural, civil, geotechnical, environmental and fire engineering services predominantly for architects, developers, planners, surveyors and building owners.
Benefits include but are not limited to:
- Flexible working arrangements (including work from home);
- Shareholder/ownership is a future prospect subject to 12 months continued service and current shareholders’ sign off;
- Private use of company vehicle as well as a parking bay at the office (optional);
- Company laptop, mobile phone and number;
- Annual bonus (discretionary);
- Memberships to professional organisations;
- Annual training budget for professional development.
- Manage AKL Geotechnical employee performance, workflow, work hours, etc. in accordance with company policy and procedures (with support from HR);
- Complete monthly invoicing (AKL Geo team targets provided);
- Prepare fee proposals and engage with existing and prospective clients;
- Communicate and coordinate in a professional manner with other project stakeholders and deliver successful project documentation and outcomes to required deadlines;
- Review training and mentoring requirements of AKL Geotechnical employees and provide relevant recommendations to Geotechnical Director;
- Participate in Strategic Planning sessions as required.
- Undertake the lead engineer role on significant projects;
- Provide best practice geotechnical investigations and design in consultation with clients;
- Undertake and supervise slope stability analysis, including if required, tape and level surveys;
- Prepare clear concise, factual and interpretative reports, design, specifications, contracts and drawings;
- Review Geotechnical team reports for release;
- Liaise with clients’ design team (i.e. structural engineers, architects etc.) to provide the information they require;
- Provide appropriate design solutions such as retaining walls, excavation, slope stability measures, dewatering, etc.;
- Contribute to the development of technical capability of the Geotechnical teams in Auckland, Christchurch and Bay of Plenty;
- Preparation of documentation packages;
- Undertake site inspections as required;
- Undertake and supervise on-site wastewater treatment and effluent disposal design to GD06 or other standards.
Quality and Health & Safety:
- Ensure that all work undertaken, and behavior exhibited is in accordance with appropriate professional and technical standards and in accordance with EngNZ Code of Ethics and AS/NZS Standards;
- Maintain up to date knowledge of guidelines, technical standards, legislation and codes of practice relevant to Geotechnical Engineering practice in New Zealand.
- Ensure all work is appropriately designed, checked, published, and distributed in accordance with EDC QA, H&S, Safety in Design and IT policies and procedures.
- Maintenance of CPEng status via continued professional development involvement;
- Client liaison, marketing and networking to ensure client satisfaction, repeat business and identification of new opportunities in the market;
- Liaison with other discipline areas of the business to provide a total service solution to clients;
- Identify project risks for all tasks and address them properly.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Minimum of 5 years professional experience in geotechnical engineering in NZ preferred;
- Seismic experience would be advantageous;
- A tertiary qualification in geotechnical engineering;
- Chartered Professional (CPEng) or application lodged.
Skills, Knowledge and Personal Attributes:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Good working knowledge of computers and relevant technical software, e.g. Slide, CPeT-IT, CLiq;
- A track record in geotechnical engineering assessments and foundation design across a variety of projects;
- Wide range of experience in mapping, logging and investigations;
- Wide range of slope stability investigation and analysis experience;
- Knowledge of Contamination Investigation Guidelines would be an advantage;
- Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously;
- Full, clean NZ car drivers’ licence.