Vitruvius are seeking a positive, forward thinking executive to lead our Tauranga team and business.

Who are we looking for?

This role will suit a commercially astute, technical qualified individual seeking a high level of autonomy in growing your own business. The ideal candidate will have a background in a professional services consultancy. For the right individual, this role offers unlimited career potential, and a potential shareholding, in a rapidly growing and successful company.

The Business

Vitruvius are a highly experienced and growing team of technical professionals leading the field through expertise and innovation in aspects of Civil Engineering, Surveying, Rail and Road Transport Engineering Design, Subdivision, and Land Development projects. The company provides strategic advisory services, design and project management service delivery, leadership development, contract administration.  With offices in Tauranga and Wellington, Vitruvius are well situated to offer New Zealand wide consulting services.

The Brief 

Responsible for delivering business operations, growth and industry capability in line with the Vitruvius business plan, the GM - Business Leader manages a geographical region based out of Tauranga. In addition to responsibility for local commercial performance the role also includes national responsibility for company wide administrative services.

A core member of the Senior Executive Team participating in key decisions, strategic initiatives and business modelling, this is a delivery focused role leading a key production component of the organisation, requiring an experienced professional who comes from a professional services background with general management abilities, a track record in people leadership, performance management and client project delivery.

Possessing full financial acumen you will be responsible for personnel management, ensuring execution of project work and implementation and adherence to safety plans, HSE legislation, codes, contracts and best practice. Working closely with the MD and Executive team to develop, enhance and implement policies, procedures, processes, quality systems and controls to improve risk profile, operational efficiency, profitability and overall business performance. This role will have a significant influence over the future direction of Vitruvius leading new business and client opportunities.

The Business Leader will:

  • Have experience in stakeholder and staff management
  • Strong background in directing project execution, project reporting and documentation
  • Full understanding responsibilities under HSE Act 2015
  • 10 years or more experience as a business professional in a relevant industry
  • Strong commercial acumen and problem-solving capability
  • Qualifications in eg Engineering, Surveying. Science, HSE Management and/or Business Administration would be desirable

The Offer

Highly competitive salary package, vehicle and share ownership opportunities will reflect experience, along with exciting opportunities to make this role your own, using your exceptional interpersonal abilities and commercially astute business skills to put in place improvements, drive efficiencies, motivate and effectively manage a committed and dedicated team.

The opportunity for the successful candidate will include clear personal KPI’s which will assist in determining the route to becoming a Director and more senior position in the future.

The Next Step

Send your cover letter and CV to