Rail Design Manager
Mott MacDonald
6d ago

Job Description

As part of our commitment to developing and servicing our key clients across New Zealand, we are looking to appoint an experienced Design Manger with over 15 years’ experience, to undertake a range of key projects in the Auckland office, as well as supporting major projects more broadly across the rest of New Zealand, and Australia.

This role will suit a civil / structural engineer experienced in the design and design management of major transportation infrastructure projects such as : railways, light rail, station and urban transport corridors You may be a specialist design manager in one discipline, such as civil, structural, architecture, systems, or have previous experience as a package manager on larger complex transport projects.

You will be joining a wider team in Australia and New Zealand that is delivering landmark projects such as Melbourne metro and the Suburban Rail Loop, Sydney Metro EDS, and Auckland's City Rail Link.

For this new role you will need to understand complex contractual requirements and communicate effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team while managing projects of various levels of complexity.

This role will also see you :

  • Leading projects and / or work packages on major projects to deliver strong commercial outcomes for the business whilst achieving outstanding outcomes for our clients
  • Preparing designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for road and highways schemes in accordance with relevant design standards to a high level of technical excellence
  • Seeking innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used to design and construct them
  • Resolving technical issues as they arise and liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure that good outcomes are achieved
  • Working with other teams and disciplines in a collaborative nature.
  • Candidate Specification

    About you :

    You will be a Design Manager with significant experience across complex transport and buildings programmes up to $1 Billion in value.

    We are especially interested in candidates with railway transit stations, light rail, station and urban transport corridors experience, who are accustomed to working with a range of high-level stakeholders and managing the design inputs for several key disciplines across the programme.

    You will also have :

  • Significant experience in a similar role (approx. 15 years) working in civil or built environment projects, with demonstrated rail and transport infrastructure experience
  • Chartered or eligible for chartered status
  • Strong technical skills, knowledge of design standards and appreciation of multi-disciplinary requirements of civil engineering in transport infrastructure projects in feasibility, preliminary and detailed design
  • Proven ability to work in and lead teams with excellent communication, engagement and writing skills
  • Proficient in the use of relevant design software and able to work in design modelling and BIM environments (or as a minimum an understanding of the use of such software)
  • A self-starter with ability to work under pressure and take initiative
  • Operate in a client-facing manner with an ability to deliver work under tight timeframes
  • Strong commercial and contractual acumen
  • In turn, you’ll be working on a range of significant projects that shape the communities in which we live. You will build connections with our international expertise and bring this knowledge to our clients and to their projects.

    We adopt a pioneering mindset to meet our challenges head on and embrace our Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive and Excellence (PRIDE) values in everything we do.

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

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

  • Auckland Airport Terminal Development Plan
  • Auckland City Rail Link
  • Rosedale WWTP expansion
  • Seascape Residential Tower, Auckland (tallest occupied tower under construction)
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