Design Manager - Infrastructure Projects North (Auckland)

Last updated one month ago
Job Type:Full Time

We are seeking to strengthen our Design Management team by recruiting an innovative thinker to join a dynamic and successful team to manage the Design inputs from new business through project delivery to completion across New Zealand.

The role will ensure that engineering requirements are identified, services are procured (internal and external) and to provide industry leading delivery of design, management and engineering support to the highest standards across the Infrastructure Projects division.

You will be expected to support business functions by offering technical solutions and innovations which create a commercial edge over competitors in a bidding environment. The development of strong relationships with external design and engineering service suppliers will be needed to ensure access to the best resources are available for every targeted bid.

About the role:

Working collaboratively in a team environment based in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington you will provide engineering, design and technical advice associated with both traditionally procured and design and build works. You will work closely with our customers, external and internal designers and construction operations to investigate and deliver cost effective, innovative solutions.

The range of projects could include:

  • Roads and Bridges
  • Water and Waste Water, including MEICA
  • Wind Farms and Geothermal Power
  • Pipelines and Pump Stations
  • River and Coastal Protection
  • Airports and Runways
  • Light Rail, Rail and Station Works

The suitable candidate for this position will have:

  • BE (Civil) or other relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) preferable
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience, ideally covering a wide variety of work
  • A proven track record as a Design or Senior Engineering Manager for a major construction business or a similar role
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills – to be applied to all internal and external relationships
  • A positive attitude and commitment to providing a high quality of service
  • A full class 1 Driver's Licence

In return we offer:

Downer is offering an outstanding opportunity with diverse and challenging work along with competitive remuneration for the right candidate. Downer has a company-wide focus on training and development which gives excellent opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please express your interest by going to using the reference 571977.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & medical.