Rail Project Engineer


The Opportunity

Our Wellington team is looking for an experienced Rail Project Engineer to work amongst the team to deliver the vast and varied work in our pipeline.

This is a great opportunity to join our team when the pipeline is flush with work delivering for our key clients, with ongoing local involvement in the Wellington Metro Upgrade Programme (WMUP), Future Rail’s ETCS Programme and regional renewals works, as well as upcoming opportunities on the Lower North Island Rail Integrated Mobility (LNIRIM) Programme.

Vitruvius is dedicated to creating an environment that encourages Limitless Ambition to thrive.  We value your individual skills and expertise that every team member brings to Vitruvius, and we encourage staff to innovate and collaborate so we can produce our best work as a team and as individuals.

This opportunity will allow you to help grow our intermediates and graduates, develop your own skill set whether this is client facing, technical or people management/support.  We operate in an environment where people want to engage with clients and one another – a place that promotes, empowers, and willingly blurs the line between work and adventure.

The Role

The role will work in the highly regarded Rail team at Vitruvius alongside sought after experts on a range of projects from feasibility, concept through to detailed design and construction.  Through your previous experience with project design management working in the sector, your role responsibilities would include:

  • Highly competent engineer to lead design packages, complex assignments/projects and providing direction. Highly competent engineer, to lead the delivery of interdisciplinary design packages for complex rail projects and providing direction and advice to clients and designers.
  • Has broad theoretical knowledge of rail engineering and the interdependencies for application
  • Technical development, design, engineering and delivery of project work for clients
  • Manage resourcing and budgeting and provide detailed briefs for your delivery teams.
  • Experience and competency to act as a verifier of other’s design work.
  • Provide technical input and lead rail based design tender submissions
  • Opportunities to act as Engineer’s representative supporting Engineer to Contract
  • Opportunities to build and foster close client relationships.

The Company

Vitruvius is New Zealand locally owned multidisciplinary consultancy company offering a range of services including civil/waters engineering, rail design, transport engineering, land surveying and development.

We are a small enough company to remain agile and responsive, allowing team members to directly impact the success of projects, clients’ expectations the company’s overall success. But still large enough to partner with other experts and deliver exciting projects on a national scale.

Staff are encouraged and supported to set their ambitions high and to balance their career alongside family, recreational and personal aspirations.

We offer an excellent remuneration package which includes wellness benefits, flexible working arrangements, professional development and potential shareholding opportunities.

Relocation packages are available if you are returning from overseas, or want a change in scenery within New Zealand

The Candidate

  • 6+ years of experience working in rail engineering
  • Washington accord degree qualification in Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership is advantageous
  • Experience leading and working within a project team
  • Experience of influence and stakeholder management

Ready for a change?

If you want to “Enjoy the Adventure” – one of our five key values, working within an environment . which makes people want to come to work and engage. A place that promotes, empowers and willingly merges the line between work and adventure. Then we want to hear from you!

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce who foster diversity, inclusion, participation, and equal opportunities. Your background, unique needs, and individuality are valued here at Vitruvius. Even if you don’t meet the criteria exactly but are interested we still want to hear from you and encourage you to apply! Your attitude and passion are the most important things.

To request a copy of the role description please email careers@vitruvius.co.nz

Apply directly below

Simply use the form below or email your CV and cover letter to our General Manager (careers@vitruvius.co.nz)

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