Principal Civil Engineer | Land

Townsville City
Full time
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Stantec Australia
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Principal Civil Engineer | Land - ( 240002ET )


We are seeking a Principal Civil Engineer with urban, land and subdivision experience to join our Community Development team of engineers, designers and drafters in our Townsville office.

In this role you will manage the civil design and documentation on a variety of urban, land and subdivision projects in both the public and private sectors, across an extensive regional client portfolio. You will have the opportunity in resolving design constraints, coordinating projects, interfacing with various disciplines and delivering projects with the support of a multi-disciplinary team dispersed across the state.

You will have the opportunity to be the 2IC for technical design, office management and strategic direction of the Townsville office. 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, coordination and project management of urban, land and subdivision projects, from feasibility through to delivery

  • Prepare technical reports and specifications

  • Provide technical expertise to clients and support projects

  • Manage projects including scheduling and the preparation of project budgets

  • Coordinate between disciplines on multidisciplinary projects

  • Undertake and manage site inspections

  • Contribute to the development of Stantec’s knowledge and skills in civil engineering including planning, design, and construction

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

  • Maintain existing and develop new, trusted relationships with key clients

  • Assist in the securing and delivery of projects by way of business development and client relationship management

To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering

  • Demonstrated experience in civil engineering design and the delivery of projects, ideally within urban, land and subdivisions

  • Experience and a sound understanding of current civil engineering technologies, including design, modelling and construction

  • Project management skills

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including report writing.

  • Relevant registration and professional accreditations

  • Team leadership and mentoring experience

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 31,000 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 intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

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.


Stantec is serious about healthy work-life balance, diversity, inclusion & equity, indigenous relations, innovation, community engagement, corporate sustainability, and social wellbeing. We have employee groups for women, LGBTQI , neurodiversity, and more! Our employees play sport, fundraise, volunteer, learn, and have fun together.

How to apply

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Minimum require Bachelor of Civil Engineering

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 : Jun 11, 2024, 9:59:24 PM

Req ID: 240002ET

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