Open Roads Designers/Civil CAD Drafters


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Due to consistent growth in our team and the demands of our strong and growing pipeline of work heavily involved in our core business of civil highways engineering, we are now seeking Senior Road Designers to join our national team.

Role accountabilities:

  • To provide technical road design support to the local team and our Highways team;
  • Manage, plan, resource and complete the assigned delivery of the Road Design component of projects within agreed budgets and deadlines;
  • Assisting the Project Manager in determining the resources required for a project plan including elements suitable for outsourcing;
  • Ensuring the production of project documents that are accurate, clear and concise and compliant with best practice and any other quality standards dictated by the nature of the project;
  • Ensuring that the road design component of the project is delivered within agreed budgets and delivery dates;
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with relevant Project Managers/Team Leaders and clients when required, to ensure effective communications on matters relevant to the project;
  • Ensuring the compliance with Arcadis and Australian design standards;
  • Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design

Qualifications & Experience:

First and foremost, you share our passion for improving quality of life. Through your innovation and willingness to challenge the status quo, you are leading the way in road design. You will come to us with:

  • Significant experience in a project delivery environment with clear participation on the delivery of major projects/motorways in an Australian context;
  • Experience delivering projects for VICRoads, QLD TMR, MainRoads WA, TfNSW or other Australian road authorities
  • Proficiency in MicroStation and OpenRoads;
  • In depth knowledge of civil design standards, including Austroads, RMS supplements and other relevant standards.

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day, which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value and promote diversity at Arcadis and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Arcadis Australia is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK 180

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