Principal Transportation Engineer/Planner

Close:    when a suitable candidate is foundLocation:    Auckland or Christchurch, New Zealand

We want you

The demand for our award-winning work is growing and we need someone to help us meet increased demand.  We want to work with someone who wants to be equally successful. We are presently looking for an experienced transport engineer or planner to lead our Development Planning area.

About us

We're a dynamic award-winning group of engineers, geographers, and transport planners empowered by our clients and internally motivated to achieve more.  We provide innovative consultancy advice to a wide range of public and private clients. We believe the leading reason for our success is the talent, skills and professionalism of our team.  Our people are the most important asset of our company.  We have offices in Auckland and Christchurch New Zealand and undertake work throughout NZ and Australia. 

Our offering

We pride ourselves in the culture our people have created.  We work hard but there is always time for some fun and we provide many extra benefits that enables us to be flexible and have fun outside of work as well. 

We operate an environment where we help each other so together we achieve great results.  We will assist you to achieve a greater technical understanding of your work and also support you to gain wider professional peer recognition.

Our firm is growing and your career growth will only be limited by your talent and ambition. 

We offer very competitive salaries and our offices are centrally located in close proximity to public transport with great cycling facilities.  We are technology and thought leaders and we have a number of industry 'firsts' under our belt.  We work in a diverse team that has a roughly equal female to male ratio.

About you

You will be focused on providing excellent quality deliverables, have outstanding client management skills, be a team player able to both support more senior staff and lead junior staff.  You will 'know how to do things right' and also 'do the right things'.  You will be inquisitive and seek out innovative solutions while also being communicative and nurturing good relationships. 

Your role

Your title will be PRINCIPAL TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER/PLANNER.  You will lead the Development Planning area, and will work alongside clients and stakeholders to help them understand the intricacies of the Resource Management Act (RMA) as it applies to transport, and its impact on specific projects. You will secure work within this business area and lead a group of experts within the wider team to provide innovative solutions to exceed client expectations.

You will generally have the following attributes:

- a strong interest for business development

- excellent written and oral communication skills

- commanding presenter in front of small and large groups

- a good eye for detail

- very good financial, human resources, project management and time management skills.

You will generally have had the following experiences:

- negotiated and secured commissions from new and existing clients.

- good understanding of the business of transportation consulting in New Zealand.

- led business improvement practices within a consulting environment.

- managed a team of technical specialists.

- very good technical skills (either in engineering or transportation planning) that mean you can understand a client’s problem and propose possible solutions.

You will probably have the following knowledge:

A degree, postgraduate or masters qualification in engineering or a specific qualification in transportation engineering or planning.  Your qualification would ideally be Washington Accord accredited.

You would ideally be CPEng (or equivalent) or making progress twoards the level of qualification.

Your location:

It's up to you.  This role could be based in either our Auckland or Christchurch, New Zealand office. 

More information?

We want you to make a fully informed decision before applying for this role.  You can find more information about our firm, the team you will be working with, our latest news and awards on our website.

All applications for this position will be made in the strictest confidence. You can contact me, the Managing Director Steve Abley, by telephone (021 556 864) if you have any questions.

Just do it

Please apply below, attaching a covering letter, your CV and any work examples you might want to include. 

If you are keen to develop an exciting career, contact us today.  We want you hear from you.

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Principal Transportation Engineer