Principal Civil Engineer

We are looking for a Principal Civil Engineer to join our friendly Christchurch team.

Key civil areas in which RILEY specialises:

  • Commercial and industrial development
  • Residential subdivisions
  • Water retaining structures and wind farms
  • Public sector developments

The Role

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical input for projects
  • Managing a portfolio of projects
  • Providing technical and project management direction and guidance
  • Building and maintaining client relationships and actively pursuing new business opportunities
  • Developing good working relationships with specialists in other RILEY disciplines
  • Supporting the career growth and professional development of others
  • Contributing to company strategy as a key senior member of staff
  • Promoting the RILEY brand and enhancing the company profile within the industry

About You

  • A BE qualification or equivalent (Washington Accord)
  • A minimum of 12 years’ civil consultancy experience within New Zealand, preferably in land development
  • CPEng accreditation
  • Strong technical background in earthworks, 3 waters, and roading and pavement design
  • Strong track record in managing feasibility, preliminary design, detailed design, consenting, and contract management stages of projects
  • Strong relationship management skills and an established local network
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Quality oriented with a keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work under pressure, with good time management
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation

We Offer

We offer a warm, friendly place to work, flexibility in the type of work you undertake, and scope to apply your strengths and shape your career.  Benefits are various and include:

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Investment in professional development
  • A relaxed, informal work environment
  • Regular social events
  • Use of gym and swim facilities

For information about our consultancy and the type of work we undertake visit  

To apply for this position, submit your CV detailing your experience to date and a covering letter telling us a little about yourself to  

We look forward to hearing from you.

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