Principal Civil Engineer

Stantec Australia

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Principal Civil Engineer - ( 2300017F )


Our Water Division is experiencing significant growth, presenting the opportunity for a Principal Civil Engineer to join our vibrant and professional team based in our Sydney office. This position is crucial for providing technical expertise and guiding technical teams to develop and deliver the most appropriate technical solution for key water and wastewater projects.

About the role:

This position is crucial for providing technical expertise and lead technical teams to develop and deliver the most appropriate technical solution for key water and wastewater projects. You will plan, program and coordinate studies, investigation, design and construction management projects, to deliver the agreed outputs on budget, on time and to quality standards.

You will also develop strong working relationships with clients by delivering valuable business solutions and understanding the client’s business.

A day in the life of a Principal Civil Engineer:

  • Coordinate all Civil-based activities and inputs by the multi-disciplinary technical team, including specialist inputs, to ensure an integrated technical solution.

  • Focus on the development of our water and wastewater project delivery expertise, locally and across the ANZ business.

  • Support our delivery teams during design and construction, acting in a senior technical leadership and management role on projects.

  • Leading engineering projects and managing internal engineering disciplines as well as subcontractors.

  • Undertake internal technical reviews and verification checks on all aspects of water and wastewater projects.

  • Identify opportunities and develop high level relationships with our key utility clients and future water focused clients in line with Stantec business strategies.

  • Contribute to proposal and bid development to support business development activities, including preparing proposal and ensuring that proposals are prepared to a high standard

So, what do you need to bring to take your career to the next level?

  • Tertiary Qualification in relevant Engineering field along with CPEng (or ability to obtain).

  • Over 10 years civil/infrastructure engineering experience – design and construction.

  • Exceptional leadership abilities including managing subcontractors and multidisciplinary teams.

  • Advanced knowledge of water and wastewater services and the delivery environment.

  • Highly developed problem solving and negotiation skills to resolve disputes that arise

  • Strong understanding of D&C or alternative delivery projects.

  • Solid report writing with the ability to tell a compelling story.

So, what do we offer to enable your next career step?

With an attractive salary and vibrant culture, we offer many benefits to ensure your professional development and wellbeing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements – Including options to work part time, on school holiday term contracts, and to work from home and/or remotely

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs and training

  • Purchasing up to four weeks additional leave

  • Professional Registration and Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI) and Salary Packaging

  • Employee Resource Groups such as Women@Stantec and Pride@Stantec, with the aim to achieve a genuinely inclusive and diverse workforce

  • Connecting employees across Stantec through our Developing Professionals Group

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Program

  • Service Recognition Awards

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across sectors and industries to bring water, transport, energy, architecture, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a nearly 200-year history. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work.

It's our people that sets us apart … and we hope that includes you.

How to apply:

Submit your most recent CV outlining your relevant experience by following the below link.

To discuss this opportunity further, please apply directly online.

No Agency CV’s will be accepted.


Tertiary Qualification in relevant Engineering field along with CPEng (or ability to obtain)..

Primary Location : Australia-New South Wales-Sydney

Organization : BC-3002 Water-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 12, 2023, 11:05:57 PM

Req ID: 2300017F

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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