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Technical Director - Pavements


Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


  • Advance your career in this lead role and provide technical pavement advice across a broad range of exciting projects
  • Relaxed and fun place to work, learn and be challenged
  • With flexible work options including part time hours available

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:

Arcadis has an opportunity for a Technical Director - Pavements to join our National Pavements team in Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane. This role is required to support our growing team, delivering a significant pipeline of work across projects nationally. This role opportunity is flexible with opportunity for full time, part time or casual to suit the right candidate.

Role accountabilities:

  • Providing both technical leadership and technical advice on pavement design as part of the temporary works and permanent works design development throughout the project lifecycle from concept design, detailed design through to construction phase services and asset management;
  • Developing and producing flexible and rigid pavement thickness designs, rigid pavement detailing and jointing layouts, pavement interface and edge detailing, subsurface drainage details and plans;
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Representing Arcadis within the wider industry as an ambassador of our capabilities in the market
  • Working in collaboration with other design teams and disciplines to ensure the integrity and quality of the overall design; and
  • Meeting project deadlines and ensuring that commitments and expectations are met.

Qualifications & Experience:

First and foremost, you share our passion for improving the quality of life and want to be part of city-shaping projects that change the way we move around our cities. You are a registered or accredited professional with extensive experience in major project delivery and will come to us with:

  • Relevant engineering degree or equivalent professional accreditation. Post-graduate qualifications would be an advantage; 
  • Approximately 20+ years’ relevant Australian experience in all forms of pavement design including flexible and rigid pavement types for highways, ports, intermodals, airports, commercial and residential developments; 
  • Expertise in pavement evaluation and rehabilitation design is an advantage but not essential;
  • Expertise in pavement materials is an advantage but not essential;
  • Passion to drive innovation and improvement in pavement design solutions;
  • Membership of key industry bodies and technical panels;
  • Expertise in ensuring high-quality delivery of design drawings and design reports; 
  • Excellent client-focus and a sound technical know-how; 
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining effective relationships with clients and team members; 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a small team, with good influencing, motivating and delegation skills; and 
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally. 

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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