Engineering Manager – Land Development

Location: Cato Bolam Orewa Office

Engineering Manager – Land Development

Cato Bolam is a leading land development consultancy providing “start-to-end solutions” for land development, subdivision and land use projects, large and small. Our services include planning, surveying, engineering, architecture, environmental and project management.

With more than four decades of experience we have built a reputation for providing dependable, best quality professional services, in our own friendly and approachable way. We set high standards for all aspects of our work, and clients trust us to deliver. In an environment of ever-increasing complexity, our job is to make the complex simple, to communicate well and to achieve first-class solutions for our clients. We listen to our client’s needs, understand those needs, and go beyond client expectations to deliver creative and inspired solutions.

At Cato Bolam our people are our strength. Our purpose is creating great places. Our aim is to create built and natural environments that are great places for people, communities and which create a better future.

We are a friendly team of professionals working across four offices, in Henderson, Orewa, Manukau and Whangarei, who are supportive of each other and work collaboratively whilst having fun along the way.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity in our Orewa office for an Engineering Manager to lead our high performing engineering team who are key in the delivery of large legacy land development projects such as; Riverhead South, Huapai Triangle, Huapai Country Club and Fairway Bay, Gulf Harbour. You will have the opportunity to work on the delivery of some of Cato Bolam’s biggest projects; you’ll work autonomously on a wide range of residential, rural and commercial developments.

The Engineering Manager we seek will have the technical, professional and management expertise and experience to support the company’s Orewa based land development clients; lead and support a wide range of engineering inputs and be involved providing high quality project management and advice to support desired project outcomes. The relocation of one of the company’s Engineering Principals, with 3 days in office and 2 days remote, has created the opportunity for this role and the invaluable opportunity to work alongside our incumbent engineering manager for a 6-12month transition period.

About You

Our ideal candidate would be locally based with significant NZ experience in all aspects of land development civil engineering; consent and construction phase design, civil contract tendering & management, project management, key stakeholder engagement and team management. You will be responsible for managing project timeframes and budgets, preparing estimates and invoicing and providing on-the-job training and mentoring to team members in relation to legislation, guidelines, methods and practice.

The team is very busy, so it is important that you have exceptional communication skills and are comfortable and experienced with managing both external clients and internal stakeholders. You will either be a Chartered Professional Engineer or equivalent with a minimum 10+ years’ experience.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum of BEng, B.Surv or equivalent with 10+ years’ land development engineering experience
  • Be a Chartered Engineer or Registered Professional Surveyor specialising in land development engineering
  • In depth knowledge of local NZ design standards and local implementation project experience
  • Extensive experience delivering large multidisciplinary engineering projects from feasibility, consent to construction and certification
  • Experience working with NZ’s leading land developers and contractors
  • Experience of Project Management/ Design Management
  • Experience with engineer’s professional development, mentoring and on-the-job training
  • Competence with 12D design, Autocad and 12 Synergy an advantage

If you possess all or most of the above skills and believe you have the leadership qualities and experience that we seek to join our dynamic team ensuring delivery of innovative and sustainable design solutions and project management, then we would like to hear from you.

What we offer

A career at Cato Bolam gives, not only the opportunity to continue your professional development, but to be part of a team of professionals from other disciplines leading projects from concept to completion in as supportive work environment. We are committed to investing in our people and creating high performers. We provide personal development plan support and mentoring to help you grow and take the next step.

This is a great opportunity to join Cato Bolam and expand your engineering horizons. Our team is friendly, committed and we are proud of our company culture, our reputation and value each team members contributions. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right person and with mentoring and on-going development, in a relaxed team environment. For the right candidate there may be future business opportunities.

If you are ready for your next venture and would like the opportunity to join our team, apply NOW by forwarding your application to Michelle on the email below or call for a confidential chat on 09 4270072:

Michelle Bain
09 427 0027

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