Senior Civil Engineer - TAURANGA

Our company is a small but thriving engineering consultancy that is growing quickly in the Transport and Civil Engineering services sector.  Our business is led by well established, mature and experienced individuals who are looking for talented team members to join the group as we grow and take on exciting new projects.

We already operate New Zealand wide in disciplines such as Rail Engineering, Transport Advisory and Land Development services.  We also have survey capability to support the investigation and field work being tackled country wide.


The opportunity exists for a Senior Civil Engineer to lead the team in Tauranga and play an integral part as the team and business develop to meet the demands of our client base.

Your role would principally involve:

  • Safety leadership
  • Leading the delivery of projects, strategic, analytical, maintenance, renewal and green field site
  • Design and documentation
  • Contract administration
  • Manage the survey, inspection and field work undertaken by others
  • Developing and fostering relationships with new and existing clients
  • Planning and coordination within programme timescales
  • Reporting and delivering to stakeholders


Any applicant would be expected to have a minimum of 5 years’ practical experience of working in project governance, delivery, design and engineering functions within the civil infrastructure industry.  Candidates would be fully conversant with NSZ3910 and other forms of contract to suitably represent our Clients and Principles, as well as NZ legislation including the Resource Management Act.

Strong IT skills are essential to deliver the developing market of survey and design solutions.  Therefore, the individual must have working knowledge of modern design and survey equipment, software and operational rules/regulations when operating within the construction zones.

Individuals should have completed a Civil Engineering specific academic qualification to at least tertiary level and hold current Chartered Professional Engineer accreditation.  Certificates, references and evidence will be requested by Vitruvius as verification.

Design experience and competence is required with specific reference to earthworks, roading and three waters. Rail experience is desirable but not essential

People management skills are essential as well as demonstrated business relationship and client management capability are critical to this post.

In this role your responsibilities would include:

  • Leadership and overview of up to 5 direct reports
  • Resource management including coordination across teams and offices
  • Winning, steering and the delivery of project work
  • Scope and specification development
  • Commercial responsibility of Vitruvius and our client’s projects
  • Technical analysis and presentation of results
  • Strategic option development and benefit analysis
  • Coordinating the site activities and safety requirements
  • Leadership of contractors and sub-consultants
  • Compliance to our project delivery structure of quality procedures, checking and verification of technical activity.

This is a unique opportunity to lead as a Senior Civil Engineer in an established group and successful small business.  The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to contribute and explore new geographies, clients and techniques to ensure we stay engaged in the NZ construction industry and other markets moving forward.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to contribute and assist in the strategy and development of the business and may lead to share options and business ownership opportunities.

Apply by sending your CV and references to: clearly labelling your e-mail with “Application for Senior Civil Engineer – Tauranga position”.