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Technical Director

Civil / Building / Construction
Civil Contracting

McConnell Dowell




We have an opportunity for a Technical Director to join our head office based engineering team. This position is a pivotal role within our design team and will require a depth and breadth of technical expertise. The role will involve the development of advanced engineering concepts, techniques and standards as they relate to civil, structural, marine and tunnel construction. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join our creative construction team. If you enjoy working in an innovative environment with highly skilled engineers, who continually push the boundaries and think outside the square, then this could be the perfect role for you!

About the Role:

  • Operate as a technical specialist, providing engineering design and expertise for McConnell Dowell's construction teams throughout all phases of our business
  • Formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts, techniques and standards as they relate to civil, marine and tunnel construction
  • Problem analysis, solution development and design
  • Review and verify temporary works designs undertaken by other engineers
  • Assist estimating staff in the preparation of tenders, advising on plant and resource requirements, productivity and programme
  • Develop concept designs for permanent works where these may offer a competitive advantage or improve constructibility
  • Identify safety and environmental hazards that may arise during the construction operations
  • Develop work methodologies and temporary support to reduce such safety and environmental hazards
  • Assist project staff in the construction and inspection of temporary works, the commissioning of specialist equipment, and the execution of critical activities

Here's what you'll need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and CPEng (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 15 years' experience, successfully delivering projects on time, within engineering standards and meeting contractual requirements
  • Experience in permanent and temporary works, structural design, including steel, concrete and timber, together with a good understanding of civil and geotechnical
  • Competent in the use of MSOffice suite and structural analysis design software
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and mentor multi-disciplinary teams
  • Effective communicator, comfortable presenting and producing high quality documentation
  • Highly motivated and self-managing with a passion for innovation and accuracy in execution
  • Proficiency in New Zealand and international codes and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to produce pragmatic, technically sound design solutions informed by robust risk assessment and safety in design

About us:

Internationally McConnell Dowell are a major civil engineering, renowned for our tunnelling, civil infrastructure and marine expertise. We are constructing some of the largest and most challenging civil projects in these areas. We work with clients in transport, energy, resources, water and wastewater and employ over 7,500 people in 23 locations in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Pacific Islands and the Middle East. Our culture is founded on expertise, creativity and progressive thinking. We constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to find the best solution for every project. Described as family based, warm, authentic and supportive. Safety is our priority. We look for like-minded team members who share a passion for civil construction engineering, are prepared to work hard, take pride in what they do, driven to achieve quality results, are team players, possess strong communication skills, are flexible and adaptable and health and safety focussed.

To Apply:

Please apply online following the link below. 


To find our more visit us at https://www.mcconnelldowell.com/  For further details contact Karen Jowett, Talent Acquisition Manager +64 21 984 323

Karen Jowett



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