Role Overview

This role will appeal to an accomplished, experienced civil/transport engineering professional who is keen to take on a leadership role in this mid-sized, Australian engineering consultancy. The role will offer more freedom and influence than equivalent roles in the larger, global consultancies and you will play a pivotal role in the growth of the Queensland office.

This is a position that will be well supported by the local and national executive team who are committed to helping replicate their success interstate in the Queensland market. Your role will be managing a number of disciplines/teams in the fields of transport engineering, civil structures, asset management, mining, and energy. There will also be scope for national responsibilities for those keen to contribute to the wider business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and grow the local office, supporting the development and growth of current staff and identify hiring needs to build a cohesive, collaborative team.
  • Be actively involved in developing the Queensland Transport Business - ideally bringing market knowledge and an understanding of key clients like DTMR, civil contractors and local councils.
  • Help the teams you oversee to strengthen their own business development and client engagement.
  • Lead the Queensland team in building a clear project pipeline by positioning (and winning) direct small and mid-sized projects as well as partnering on larger, projects.
  • Achieve tangible results that will help build a solid, sustainable Queensland division that will enable the firm’s continued expansion and service offering.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering civil engineering solutions in the transport industry for Queensland government and contractor clients. This is less about prestige projects and more about having delivered complex, diverse projects to a high level of client satisfaction.
  • An understanding of how work is tendered and procured with key clients - as well as the capacity to develop stronger client relationships with the likes of civil contractors, state agencies like DTMR, Council clients across the state.
  • A willingness to wear multiple hats. The role will be tasked with developing business through stronger client relationships and recruiting/developing capabilities internally. It will also require hands-on involvement in projects and delivery of high-quality engineering solutions, particularly in the early stages of growth.
  • Business and commercial acumen. It is key that the transport leader understands the importance of structuring engagements commercially and managing risk/reward of different projects.
  • Motivation to take on a challenging but rewarding role. The firm’s leadership is 100% committed to making this a success but is equally grounded in its expectations and will be there to support you.
  • An open and collaborative approach to leadership. One of the firm’s drawcards is the leadership they have developed interstate. This has seen them not only work together effectively but also to build strong partnerships and relationships with clients and other engineering firms.

Application Process

If you are interested in discussing this role then please submit your details via the application form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

Or for a confidential chat please reach out to Ben Wood at ben@calibresearch.com.au