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Design Engineer (Roading & Transportation)

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 6341156

Napier City Council is currently accepting applications for Design Engineers to join our Infrastructure directive's Design & Draughting Team. The team provides civil engineering design and contract management services for a variety of projects, including three waters construction, road construction, car parks, sportsgrounds and other civil engineering works throughout the City of Napier.

This is an extremely dynamic and varied role, in which you'll work closely with the Team Leader Design & Draughting, Senior Design Engineers and Associate Design Engineers, utilising design software alongside technical skills and theoretical best practice to bring transportation related design briefs to life.

Interpreting survey results into technical drawings, you'll be hands on using design software, and will bring your extensive 12d and/or OpenRoads software experience to the fore in overcoming design obstacles. Strong relationship management skills are also key - you'll be liaising with external contractors, as well as asset managers, project managers and senior stakeholders to manage expectations and ensure desired outcomes are met.

This is a pivotal time to join Napier City Council's Infrastructure team, with exposure to a wide variety of projects and mentorship in place. Whether you're recently qualified, a current Associate Engineer, or looking to move into a Design Engineer role, we want to hear from you.

This role is for you if you have:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Diploma in Civil Engineering or NZCE (Civil) or similar
  • Experience using design software for computation and design
  • Understanding of civil engineering and land surveying practices and principles

We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.

About Us

Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service. Some of the benefits we offer include retail discounts, subsidised medical insurance, and 5 week's annual leave after 2 years' service.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.