Are you ready to make your mark on New Zealand’s infrastructure landscape? Look no further! We’re seeking a talented Civil Design Manager to join our team at one of the country’s great civil contractors. My client prides themselves on delivering exceptional results in the heavy space across New Zealand. From civil structures to highways, WWTW to marine, their innovative solutions are shaping the future of infrastructure. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for sustainability, they’re dedicated to driving progress in our communities.

As a Civil Design Manager, you’ll be at the forefront of our projects, leading the design process from conception to completion. Your expertise will be critical in ensuring the successful delivery of complex civil engineering projects. Whether it’s coordinating with project teams, liaising with clients, or overseeing design development, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the built environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design process for heavy civil projects, ensuring adherence to industry standards and best practices.
  • Collaborate with project teams to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions.
  • Work closely with a team of talented engineers, providing guidance and support throughout the design phase.
  • Liaise with clients, consultants, and stakeholders to ensure project requirements are met and expectations exceeded.
  • Oversee the preparation of design documentation, including drawings, specifications, and reports.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency and quality within the design process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Proven experience in civil design management, preferably within the heavy civil construction industry.
  • Strong technical expertise in civil engineering principles and design software (e.g., AutoCAD, Civil 3D)
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated project management abilities, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to safety, quality, and sustainability in all aspects of project delivery

This exciting opportunity can be based in either Christchurch or Auckland, offering the chance to work in two of New Zealand’s vibrant cities. Enjoy the stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and unparalleled quality of life that both locations have to offer.

You will be offered an excellent salary in line with your experience as part of a package that includes a vehicle and relocation/immigration assistance. If you think this is an ideal role for you or you’d like to know more, send your CV to Phil via and we’ll take things from there.

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