Geotechnical and Engineering Geology Practice Leader

Stantec Australia

Location: Hawke's Bay

Job Type: Full time


Geotechnical and Engineering Geology Practice Leader - ( 2300019Q )


Other Locations Considered - Main Centres

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The opportunity | Ko te āheinga

Lead end-to-end delivery excellence in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology through leading the development of innovation, best-practice development, knowledge transfer and integration in the Stantec business. You will also provide input to strategic direction, client and project pursuits primarily within the New Zealand business and work with the Practice, Market and Growth Leaders to define strategy and build our reputation, skills, knowledge and business.

The Practice Leader is not a stand-alone position, it is a series of value-adding duties on top of your substantive position as either a Principal Geotechnical Engineer or Principal Engineering Geologist with an expectation that the duties will take, on average, up to no more than 8-16 hours per week. The additional duties are accounted for within the utilisation target of your main technical role.

You'll join a team of geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists where you will have the opportunity to contribute to the national geotechnical group and global community. You’ll be involved in a range of engineering projects in transportation, and water and wastewater infrastructure throughout New Zealand and Asia Pacific.

Your day-to-day activities would involve:

Practice Leader role:

  • Co-ordinate the development and use of materials that improve the accuracy and efficiency of service delivery

  • Co-ordinate regular communication with fellow practitioners across the New Zealand business

  • Lead or participate in Communities of Practice

  • Identify technical skill gaps and proactively support career development opportunities for the discipline practitioners

  • Work closely with Group Leaders and Project Managers to resource bids and projects effectively

  • Track Geotechnical and Engineering Geology practitioners and skill levels of staff; and assist Team Leaders in developing recruitment and planning strategies, including engaging with prospective employees in the industry.

  • Assist in managing business risk through the selection of practice reviewers

Technical role

  • Determine internal and external client requirements

  • Conduct and manage field data acquisition, site investigations and testing

  • Produce calculations, reporting, specifications and drawings to ensure that geotechnical / geological design activities and outputs provide appropriate solutions

  • Provide quality check and review experience to an appropriate technical standard

  • Provide geotechnical / engineering geology expertise to meet project needs

  • Plan, programme and coordinate geotechnical / engineering geology projects, as a technical leader, to deliver the agreed outputs on budget, on time and to agreed quality standards

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu

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

  • Flexible Working Arrangements including provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time working

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs including Global programmes

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

  • Professional Memberships

  • Health Insurance – Income Protection Insurance – Life Insurance

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing progamme

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Developing Professionals Group, a global network for our employees

  • Social Club—sports, clubs, shows, fun events

  • An inclusive workplace

About us | E pā ki a mātou

The Stantec community unites approximately 26,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring water, transport, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work as architects, engineers, and consultants 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 | I pēhea ki te whakauru

Apply directly online. Applications close Wednesday 29th March 2023

To discuss in more detail contact Margaret McMeel 09 580 4502 or 027 544 2930 or apply directly online.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe

To be a degree qualified Geotechnical engineer or Engineering Geologist with 10 years’ experience, in engineering consulting and contracting within the relevant practice area. CPEng (or equivalent) or working towards chartership is essential.

You’ll have highly developed interpersonal and consulting skills to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external clients and other stakeholders. Your leadership skills will enable you to mentor and motivate employees to be a role model within the business.

Primary Location : New Zealand-Auckland-Auckland

Other Locations : New Zealand-Waikato-Hamilton, New Zealand-Nelson-Nelson, New Zealand-Canterbury-Christchurch, New Zealand-Otago-Dunedin, New Zealand-Manawatu-Wanganui-Palmerston North, New Zealand-Otago-Queenstown, New Zealand-Hawkes Bay-Hastings, New Zealand-Wellington-Wellington

Organization : BC-3102 Transpt-NZ New Zealand

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 16, 2023, 2:26:45 PM

Req ID: 2300019Q

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