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Job Description

Our client 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.

  • Oversees the development of feasibility, concept design and detailed design based on project requirements. Can explain the application of the designs to the project and client needs.
  • Provides discipline specific engineering expertise in feasibility and constructability reviews, including the broader application of the standards. Validates engineering calculations, design specifications and other design submittals.
  • Optimises engineering designs from a feasibility, and practicability perspective. Leverages advanced data analytics to make key design decisions. Enhances technical designs for safe, sustainable engineering and compliance. Understands the application of safe design standards in the real world.
  • Manages a team of engineers and other technical professionals and ensures efficient business operations. Alternatively may lead through deep technical expertise.
  • Participates in the resolution of issues such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and complex coordination
  • Developing deep industry knowledge and expertise in area of specialism; deepening experience in dealing with complex technical issues. Understands clients business outcomes when problem solving.
  • May be single point of accountability for a project. Refer Project Manager “Hat” role card.

Client Mastery

  • Key contributor to delivering positive client experience. Where deployed as a Project Manager, manages and fosters key client relationships to ensure smooth delivery.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the client, key objectives and industry/markets. Can tell the story of our work to clients.
  • Developing their own client relationships and external profile. Beginning to win work through repeat business.
  • Contribute to work winning through participation in bids and opportunities.
  • Continually seeks and responds to client feedback

Commercial Mastery

  • Demonstrates solid commercial acumen; understands the the areas that drive financial performance with team.
  • Understands the broader scope of the project, risks and outcomes, cost/price models.
  • Manages time of self and others, contributes to optimising team performance and efficiency.


  • Champions Let’s Talk, to lead an inspiring performance culture, through sharing knowledge with others and /or leading a team.
  • Helps to create a culture of continuous learning, seeks opportunities for informal mentoring (as mentee and mentor). Coaches in the creation of learning content
  • Seeks work for self and others when underutilised. Is thoughtful in delegating work, considering operating efficiencies and also opportunities to expand capability of colleagues, as a way to provide rewarding career experiences for people.
  • Where deployed as Project Manager, improves project effectiveness by enhancing individual and team capabilities, planning and managing project resource and work-sharing needs. Builds and develops diverse teams

Experience Needed To Apply

Essential IQ

  • Complies with universal integrity management policies, and in particular the Code of Conduct and Anti Bribery and Corruption Policies.
  • Promotes compliance with Heath and Safety, Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion policies. Assists others to understand, models positive safety behaviour and intervenes when risks are uncontrolled. Takes responsibility for Team health and safety culture and seeks to make improvement.
  • Complies with time reporting, billing and other financial policies; applies Methodology and DOA.
  • Seeks and shares knowledge, insights and experience across the business to spark innovation, improve operational effectiveness and/or enhance client experiences.
  • Promotes adherence to Quality, Environment and Sustainability guidelines to ensure accountable project delivery and mitigate risk.

Digital Mastery

  • Has a strong foundation of utilising cloud collaboration tools for file sharing, chatting and communicating.
  • Understand the fundamentals of good digital information management and a Project Information Management System.
  • Has sound skills in meta-tagging information to underpin our Knowledge Management System, including our kHubs. Applying a model first approach on projects.
  • Refers opportunities for client digital solutions through networking with digital delivery teams and Digital Practice leaders.
  • Leads by example in staying up to date on digital trends within the digital capability areas and client opportunities.

Design to Innovate

  • Understands how to leverage D2I’s value to optimise solutions and articulate this advantage to clients; connects with regional D2I Partner for assistance.
  • Collaborates with i40+ to coordinate and customise D2I approach to address client opportunity.

Qualifications, Registrations & Other Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering.
  • Relevant certification and registration.