Technical Director - Civil Structures - ASH/J19442

Technical Director - Civil Structures

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For the 8th year running, Auckland has been named in top 3 cities in the world for quality of life.

As a comparison, Edinburgh is 45 and Glasgow is 48.

The appeal of New Zealand for UK professionals is for many reasons, be it the stable political/social environment, work/life balance, or quality of housing. From a career perspective, New Zealand can offer you continuity of work on interesting projects and fantastic progression.

This role is with one of the largest independent engineering consultancies in the southern hemisphere and they are set up to support people relocating from the UK, supporting with both the visa process for you/any family and also with relocation costs.

Working to an employee-ownership model, they have over 3000 employees across 20+ offices.

As a Technical Director within the civil structures side of their transport and infrastructure stream, you'll influence the development of the team and provide technical leadership. Additionally, you will build and develop strong relationships, both internally and externally, resulting in further business opportunities.

The role will include;

• Providing technical design review for projects
• Work planning and financial management
• Leading design teams and delivery of projects
• Leading client engagement and relationship building
• Preparing winning bids
• Developing and mentoring individuals to grow successful careers

To apply, you'll likely be a chartered Engineer with a proven ability in the design, inspection, and assessment of bridges and civil structures. Your design experience will have been gained on infrastructure and multi-disciplinary projects, ideally some of which might be in the rail sector.

Self-motivated, you will have a passion for client engagement and fostering longer term relationships. You'll strive for technical excellence and exceeding client expectations. You'll be passionate about developing and motivating others, whilst ensuring that the team works collaboratively.

If you are interested to learn more about potential life in New Zealand and the process of relocating, as well as this particular employer and role, please get in touch for an initial conversation.



Legal Information:

Contract Scotland offers both the services of an employment agency for permanent work and an employment business for temporary work.

We can only deal with applications from Candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are current UK residents.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity for our employees, temporary workers and work seekers. Individuals are only assessed on their individual merits and suitability to a position irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, faith or sexual orientation.
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Alan Shave
Associate Director

Joining the company as a fresh graduate in 2006, Alan has tried a bit of everything, whether that be cutting his teeth with the engineering consultancies, developing his career within temporary recruitment, sourcing permanent staff for many of the building contractors or helping create our international division. Armed with all that knowledge he jumped at the chance to lead our permanent recruitment section in 2014, with the challenge of growing the team and developing our offering, while making sure that the ‘Contract Scotland way’ remained at the heart of everything we do. In 2016 Alan took on the role of Associate Director and is now involved with all the fun strategy & operational stuff! His proudest achievement is taking the business to parts of the world we never thought we would, as well as helping some of our ‘newer’ colleagues develop into great recruiters.

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