Principal Civil Engineer (Transport)

Stantec Australia

Location: Fortitude Valley

Job Type: Full time


Principal Civil Engineer (Transport) - ( 230000T2 )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role

Joining a growing team with an exciting future, you’ll play a leading role in maintaining our existing client base, exploring new opportunities and ensuring technical excellence from our Design team. In this role, you will ensure the technical quality of complex roads & highway projects whilst working collaboratively with team members to ensure positive outcomes. You will mentor and support staff, to ensure the right balance of skills within the team, fostering a high level of commitment, open communication and team cohesion. The role can be based at either of our offices in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Manage the preparation of conceptual and detailed designs of road and drainage infrastructure as well as associated infrastructure.

  • Working across a broad client base including state government, local government authorities and private sector clients.

  • Lead and oversee the technical delivery of complex and/or major projects to ensure deliverables meet or exceed client and project expectations including resolving any technical issues that arise.

  • Liaise with Project Managers and Designers to ensure designs are within scope and comply with relevant standards and conditions.

  • Provide individual, team and technical leadership and coaching to members of the local team to ensure project performance and career development opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential.


To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering and ideally be accredited as CPEng and/or RPEQ

  • 15 years’ experience within roads and highways with knowledge of technical standards and industry practice.

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and encourage collaboration.

  • Ability to manage projects in accordance with set specifications.

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Flexible Working Arrangements including purchasing up to 4 weeks additional leave and provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 350 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring water, transport 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.

How to apply

If you are keen for a new opportunity and ready to make a difference, we welcome your interest in our team! Submit your application online including a CV and Cover Letter.

Notice to recruitment agencies : Please note that we do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

Primary Location : Australia-Queensland-Fortitude Valley

Other Locations : Australia-Queensland-South Brisbane

Organization : BC-3050 Transpt-AU Delivery

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 2, 2023, 2:40:10 PM

Req ID: 230000T2

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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