Principal Dam Engineer / Structural - Wellington, New Zealand

Sector:   Hydropower / Dam Engineering
Discipline:   Civil, Structural, Hydraulic, Dam, Hydropower
Region:   Australasia
Salary:   100k +
Contract type:   Full time, Permanent

Principal Dam Engineer / Structural - Wellington, New Zealand

A specialist dam engineering consultancy based in New Zealand is currently looking for a Principal Dam Engineer (Structural) to be based in Wellington with at least 15 years’ of experience, they are looking for an experienced Structural Engineer with a track record in dams and hydraulic structures, dam safety and civil engineering projects in a seismic environment. 

They are involved in all aspects and phases of dam engineering projects through-out New Zealand, Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the west coast of North America. Their focus is on delivering great solutions for their clients, the organisation is made-up of a team of fantastic civil, geotechnical, structural and natural resource engineers, scientists and geologists.

The role:

  • Work on a range of dam types and appurtenant structures in active environments across all phases of the asset lifecycle. 
  • Senior leadership of the structural team and working across project teams
  • Be challenged to address client issues with pragmatic and practical solutions in New Zealand and overseas. 
  • Responsible for the leadership, mentoring and development of staff
  • You will represent the business to our clients, suppliers and partners with responsibility and accountability for the delivery of high quality output in line with our overall ethos of customer first.

What you bring:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • A track record of seismic analysis and structural design
  • Proven teamwork and leadership skills and mentoring experience
  • Demonstrated capability for analysis, problem solving and innovation
  • A track record of effective client relationship management
  • A tertiary civil engineering qualification
  • Minimum of 15 years of structural engineering experience with demonstrable dam engineering specific experience

Wellington is one of the best places to live and work in the world, their offices are located in the coolest little capital which is easy to get around, the sea, the harbour and the hills are all nearby. 

What they can offer you:

  • A great collegial environment for people to excel in high performing teams
  • Project choice to experience all phases of the asset lifecycle
  • The prospect of working alongside world-class technical specialists delivering exciting projects, growing your own professional development
  • The opportunity to grow yourself as well as mentoring and developing other staff
  • The responsibility for managing client, team and supplier relationships on projects in NZ and overseas
  • A competitive remuneration package including performance bonus, retirement scheme, Life insurance and other staff benefits

This is a long term permanent position offering a basic salary of 145,000 NZD per annum (depending on experience) with other benefits that include: 15% company performance bonus, Contribute 4% Gross income to KiwiSaver Scheme, Life Insurance, Share options, Professional Development support and Relocation bonus.


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