Principal Civil Engineer

Stantec Australia

Location: Townsville

Job Type: Full time


Principal Civil Engineer - ( 2300007B )


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 consultants, innovating together at the intergroup 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

We are seeking a Senior or Principal level Civil Engineer with urban and land development experience to lead the community development team of engineers, designers and drafters in our Townsville office.

You will be the 2IC responsible for technical design, office management and strategic direction of all aspects of the Civil Group. You will represent the company externally to Clients and play a senior and active role in managing these relationships.

You will enjoy a diverse position and will need to have the ability to multitask and share your time between project involvement, business development, group performance and management responsibilities.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Design, documentation and construction phase activities including project review, liaison with client and consultant team, liaison with authorities, reporting, contract administration and quality audits.

  • Ensure that the civil team maintains an appropriate level of service to key Clients

  • Civil team performance and financial targets

  • Mentoring engineers, designers, and drafters to enable them to perform successfully at all levels.

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and proactively engage with your discipline colleagues across ANZ and the world.

  • Adhere to professional standards, ethics and Stantec quality procedures.

  • Contribute to our company culture.

To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering

  • Demonstrated civil design and management experience ideally in urban development

  • Relevant registration and professional accreditations

  • Knowledge of relevant Australian Standards

  • Team leadership and mentoring experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What we offer

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

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements - Including work from home opportunities, provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave.

  • 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

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About Stantec

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intergroup of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

Please click on Apply and submit your CV or for further information, please contact Sanjay Kumar, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant via phone 0423 474 198 or email

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


Relevant tertiary qualifications

Primary Location : Australia-Queensland-Townsville

Organization : BC-3047 CommDev-AU Queensland

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 14, 2023, 4:45:56 PM

Req ID: 2300007B

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