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Senior Civil Engineer (Salary Range: $100K - $140K dep. on exp)

48 Ward Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Terra Consultants are seeking an innovative Senior Civil Engineer to lead, design, develop and construct a large variety of projects from conception through to completion. You will have the support of and report to the Regional Manager and the full in-house support of the Civil Engineering team in Auckland. Your impressive knowledge as an Engineering and Business Professional will enable you to secure more complex civil design projects (commercial, industrial, and infrastructure) for the Waikato office, with the full support and assistance of the Regional Manager. The role is orientated around establishing and leading a Land Development Engineering Design and Civil Engineering team. It is our hope that you will grow into your role as a leader of a team of engineers and assist us with our expansion of this service line locally.

The successful applicant must be ambitious, self-motivated, technically capable, and able to work independently. Our engineers have a flexible role where diversity is encouraged. We have a busy workload ahead of us with many confirmed projects of various scales and complexities ready to be designed. In the role, you will coordinate with other consultants when designing roads, drainage, earthworks, and utility supply. We presently have a significant amount of committed forward work in all development sectors with an incredibly diverse range of project type and scale, with infill residential development being one of our specialties. The geographical reach of our Waikato office includes the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.
Here at Terra, we believe that working with us is not just a job – but a lifestyle.

Terra Consultants fosters a collaborative environment for our employees from all backgrounds. We are a hard-working team, with great friendships here in the workplace, with some that span back over 5 decades. We have the best social events, families are well supported here with flexible working arrangements. We believe that working for Terra is not just a job, but a lifestyle. We are looking for someone who is a team player and comes with a sense of humour – we like to work hard but have fun along the way.

Come and join forces with the Terra team.

At Terra, we believe in upskilling and supporting our staff's lifetime careers. If you are an outstanding professional with drive and ambition who is willing to go the extra mile for our clients - we would love to have a chat with you.


Benefits and perks

  • Flexible working arrangements - work/life balance;

  • An appealing salary to the right candidate;

  • Our goal is for the enhancement of the skills and abilities of each individual employee;

  • We commit to 3% of annual salary towards training and CBD courses;

  • We embrace delegation and look to work towards full project autonomy and coordination for our staff;

  • Opportunity to work on a full spectrum of private projects from infill residential, city centre transformation, industrial expansion, land use and subdivision;

  • Opportunity for staff mentoring and quality control for the right candidate.

  • Your ideal experience and attributes include:

  • Ability to problem solve with the goal to resolve design and development problems;

  • Related qualification and proven working approx. 7+ years in Civil Engineering experience;

  • Confident and capable communicator and team member, ideally with demonstrated project and team leadership;

  • Expert knowledge on 2D and 3D CAD Civil Design (subdivisions) using AutoCAD Civil3D;

  • You will have strong interpersonal skills that will allow you to liaise with other professional disciplines on projects, project manage projects, project elements, discuss project issues and communicate project status reports;

  • To understand and monitor financial information including the ability to forecast forward workloads and put in place effective resource planning strategies to meet current and forward workload requirements;

  • To contribute to the sustainable growth of Terra Group NZ Ltd by the successful introduction of new clients and projects to the business;

  • To assist the Management Team to create resourcing strategies to meet current and future workloads within the business;

  • To operate as a team leader of staff to be assigned to you and provide leadership and mentoring to junior members of the team;

  • Other general duties as directed by the Regional Manager.

What a typical day would look like:

  • You will have the best view in Hamilton from the 13th floor of the Tower Building.

  • You will report to our branch manager in our Waikato office and you will have the opportunity to work closely with senior members of staff;

  • You will work closely with other disciplines in-house and across our three offices to deliver projects for our clients;

  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies, including site investigations

  • Engineering Design using Civil 3D;

  • Leading meetings and liaising with clients and a variety of professionals, including architects and subcontractors;

  • Managing budgets and project resources;

  • Assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects;

  • Ensuring the projects run smoothly and are completed within budget and on time – project management;

  • Taking a leading role in project compliance with legal requirements, especially health and safety;

  • Undertaking and reviewing complex calculations and compiling job specs and supervision tendering procedures;

  • Overseeing of construction contracts and contract supervision (where applicable);

  • You will liaise with council for resource consents, engineering approvals and building consents;

  • Oversee and mentor staff;

  • You will have exposure to all facets of the consulting environment from client engagement, to the      preparation of fee proposals, project coordination, and delivery and invoicing of projects – we develop our staff to be great businesspeople as well as great experts in their field.

About the Company

Terra Consultants is one of New Zealand’s leading multidisciplinary land development consultancies working primarily in the planning, analysis, consenting, design and implementation of large-scale residential, commercial and infrastructural projects. Our cutting-edge talented team of experts have been bringing our clients success for over two decades. We are all about developing our people’s skills so that together with our Clients we are “Building better environments for a better future.”

With a diverse and growing pipeline of work, we’re looking to welcome someone who will grow into their role as an integral, valued, and important member of our world-class senior team. Our ideal candidate will have a customer-centric approach as a consultant. Terra Consultants is a nationwide, multidisciplinary consultancy. Our projects are undertaken by a combination of different experts from various disciplines working together to achieve a common goal. In-house services offered to our clients include; Project Management, Planning, Surveying, Structural Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Urban Design, and Architecture.

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