Lead Design Manager

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Job Description

Aurecon is an engineering, design, and advisory company, with its head office in Australia. They were named in 2020, by the Australian Financial Review as most innovative and professional services company.

Drawing on our deep pool of expertise, they co-create innovative solutions with their clients to some of the world’s most complex challenges. And through a range of unique creative processes and skills, Aurecon work to re-imagine, shape and design a better future. 

What will you do?

You’ll be part of our New Zealand Transport team based in our Auckland office. Our team works on a range of projects, providing detailed designs delivered for government agency clients and Contractor partners. 

We are looking for an experienced Design Manager who is capable of leading large multidisciplinary design teams delivering complex design solutions under a range of contractual conditions. This role requires an excellent understanding of the design process and the ability to motivate and lead large teams of people. 

We know the work we do is vital in assisting our world’s economic development and it’s the depth of knowledge of our people that really sets us apart. Here are the key things you will do to ‘bring ideas to life’. 

  • Lead design delivery for major New Zealand infrastructure projects from Auckland 
  • Liaise effectively with clients and contractors,  
  • Explore cutting edge technology and techniques – in particular digital engineering 
  • Take an active role in helping develop business with clients 
  • Be part of a supportive team that works together to meet our client’s goals 

We know today’s complex challenges can only be solved through bringing together diverse teams of people from across our business, so there will be opportunities for you to apply your skills and creativity to projects in other geographies and markets.  

What can you bring to the team?  

Firstly, you will share our genuine passion for re-imaging engineering and be someone that actively pursues continuous learning to help shape the future. You’ll have several years’ experience in a similar role, an engineering, qualification and experience with complex design delivery. 

Our Aurecon Attributes describe the types of people we bring together, and there will be at least one that resonates strongly with you. Because of this, we know that each of our team members brings something different to Aurecon. We look for people who have had a broad range of experiences throughout their career and can demonstrate how they have worked as part of a team to bring ideas to life. Does that sound like you?