Senior CAD Designer

Wellington / Tauranga / Auckland

Who we are looking for?

Are you an expert in CAD design with an unwavering commitment to quality and excellence in the civil engineering industry? If you’re ready to lead, innovate, and collaborate on cutting-edge projects, then Vitruvius invites you to join our dynamic team as a Senior CAD Designer.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone wanting to take control of their career and lead from the front of a dynamic environment (rather than being just a part of the machine!) The role covers all aspects of commercial and technical delivery including winning work, client management, leading and delivering projects, developing tools, technical verification and business improvement.

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.

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

The Brief:

Lead CAD Excellence: Take the lead in CAD delivery and BIM management, setting the benchmark for design quality that aligns with our unwavering ambition for excellence.

Project Delivery: Support or lead deliverables for CAD on project requirements for our clients.

Guide and Mentor: Support CAD technicians in their professional growth and development, instilling in them our drive for unparalleled quality.

Quality Assurance: Uphold CAD standards and drive continuous improvement in collaboration with the Digital Management Group, ensuring every design reflects our commitment to excellence.

Innovate: Play a pivotal role in software development support for the DMG, infusing innovation into every aspect of our digital design approach.

Drive Improvement: Be a driving force in promoting innovation and excellence across a range of projects, showcasing our dedication to quality.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Expertise: Proven experience in CAD design, with a deep understanding of New Zealand design codes and practices, reflecting our commitment to quality.
  • Software Mastery: Proficiency in AutoCAD, 12D / Civil 3D, and ideally, experience with Revit, enabling you to create designs that embody our drive for excellence.
  • Leadership: Ability to lead, guide, and mentor CAD technicians and engineers, instilling in them the value of quality-driven design.
  • Innovative Mindset: Stay ahead of the curve with the latest CAD and BIM technologies, using your expertise to drive transformative solutions.
  • Collaborative: Excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with project teams and clients, ensuring our ambition for quality shines through.

Apply directly below

Simply use the form below or email your CV and cover letter to our General Manager (

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