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Principal Rail Engineer

Job Description

As part of our commitment to developing and servicing our key clients across New Zealand, we are looking to appoint an experienced Principal Rail Engineer / Design Manger with 10 to 15 years' experience, to undertake a range of key projects in the Auckland office, as well as supporting major projects more broadly across the rest of New Zealand, and Australia.
This role will suit a civil engineer experienced in the design and design management of major transport and rail infrastructure works, such as airports, railway stations, highways.
For this new role you will need to understand complex contractual requirements and communicate effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team while managing projects of various levels of complexity.
This role will also see you:
  • Leading projects and/or work packages on major projects to deliver strong commercial outcomes for the business whilst achieving outstanding outcomes for our clients
  • Preparing designs, reports, specifications and other deliverables for rail, road and highways schemes in accordance with relevant design standards to a high level of technical excellence
  • Seeking innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used to design and construct them
  • Resolving technical issues as they arise and liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure that good outcomes are achieved
  • Working with other teams and disciplines in a collaborative nature.

Candidate Specification

About you:
You will be a Principal Rail Engineer with experience across complex transport and multi-disciplinary infrastructure programmes. We are especially interested in candidates with railway transit stations, signalling, OLE and track upgrades experience, or significant experience in large scale highways projects, who are accustomed to working with a range of high-level stakeholders and managing the design inputs for several key disciplines across the programme.
You will also have:
  • Experience in a similar role working in civil or built environment projects, preferably within wider transport infrastructure
  • Chartered or eligible for chartered status
  • Strong technical skills, knowledge of design standards and appreciation of multi-disciplinary requirements of civil engineering in railway transport infrastructure projects in feasibility, preliminary and detailed design
  • Proven ability to work in and lead teams with excellent communication, engagement and writing skills
  • A self-starter with ability to work under pressure and take initiative
  • Operate in a client-facing manner with an ability to deliver work under tight timeframes
  • Strong commercial and contractual acumen
In turn, you’ll be working on a range of significant projects that shape the communities in which we live. You will build connections with our international expertise and bring this knowledge to our clients and to their projects.There’s no time like the present to make a change.

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald NZ is a dynamic and innovative engineering, management and development consultancy working with high profile clients across New Zealand. We are wholly independent, employee owned company with strong local leadership and autonomy.

Our successes over the past years has seen us take significant roles on a range of NZ landmark and country shaping projects including:
  • Auckland Airport Terminal Development Plan
  • Auckland City Rail Link
  • Rosedale WWTP expansion
  • Seascape Residential Tower, Auckland (tallest occupied tower under construction)
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