Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Mott MacDonald
Wellington
3d ago

Job Description

Our Wellington team is seeking an experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer who wants to take the next step with a growing consultancy, using their skills to help shape the communities in which we live.

Mott MacDonald is one of the largest independent employee-owned companies in the world. It is a multi-sector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries.

With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions.

As a senior member of the wider geotechnical team you will mentor staff and generally work with other teams in ANZ providing support across our sectors of Transport, Built Environment, Water, Energy and Advisory.

With great all-round communication and presentation skills, you will attend client meetings and manage the client interface on significant projects.

You will also assist the ANZ Geotechnical Practice Leader in identifying and securing geotechnical opportunities, both internally and externally, and developing the geotechnical services offering across ANZ.

In this varied role, your day to day activities will include :

  • Develop connections and relationships with internal and external clients
  • Scope and price geotechnical aspects of projects
  • Identify business development opportunities
  • Work with external and internal clients as a member of the geotechnical team
  • Advise our internal professionals
  • Assist as a team member or lead geotechnical related projects
  • Apply your understanding of construction methods
  • Preparation and review of reports and specifications
  • Candidate Specification

    You will be a degree qualified Geotechnical Engineer, ideally with a higher degree or specialist experience within the geotechnical industry and a clean driving license.

    This role suits someone who is looking to help grow and develop a team of high performing geotechnical professionals.

    In addition to the above, ideally you will have :

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Chartered Professional Engineer status
  • Expertise in ground characterisation
  • Experience in seismic assessments and design
  • A strong knowledge of NZ design and construction
  • Experience in routinely used geotechnical software, such as Rocscience suite / Plaxis
  • Proficiency in project management
  • Well-developed sense of engineering risk
  • Understanding of commercial risk
  • Preparedness to innovate and think outside the square
  • Ongoing development of professional skills
  • This is a great opportunity to grow your skills while working with the best in the business.

    In turn you’ll be working on significant projects that shape the communities in which we live. You will build connections with our local and international experts and bring this knowledge to our clients and to their projects.

    We adopt a pioneering mindset to meet our challenges head on.

    You'll also have access to a number of company benefits including increased Employer KiwiSaver contribution, Agile working, life insurance, coaching and mentoring and our Purchase Leave policy, to name a few!

    Now could not be a better time to join us. If you believe you have these skills and would like to work with our great team, we'd love to hear from you!

    There's no time like the present to make a change.

    Job Profile

    Mott MacDonald NZ is a dynamic and innovative engineering, management and development consultancy working with high profile clients across New Zealand.

    We are a wholly independent, employee owned company with strong local leadership and autonomy.

    We have a supportive and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

    Our successes over the past years have seen us take significant roles on a range of NZ landmark and country shaping projects including :

  • Lake Onslow NZ Battery project
  • Canterbury Multi Use Arena
  • Auckland Airport's new Domestic Terminal
  • Auckland City Rail Link
  • Rosedale WWTP expansion
  • Seascape Residential Tower, Auckland’s tallest occupied tower under construction
  • Milldale and Drury South development projects
  • As our business grows so does the need to find key senior staff to lead our teams in the delivery of projects for our clients.

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