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Principal Bridge Engineer

Hatch - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


Requisition ID: 39437

Job Category: Infrastructure

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch, a full-service consultancy, is currently seeking a highly motivated Principal Bridge Engineer to join the Infrastructure group in Melbourne.

Our Infrastructure business is experiencing growth due to a pipeline of high profile projects and future workforce planning requirements. Due to this growth, we are looking for an experienced Bridge Principal engineer to grow and lead our Melbourne Bridges team.

The Principal Engineer provides support to the Director of Infrastructure and is responsible for supervising a team of bridge engineers and designers. The candidate will provide leadership and assistance in the resolution of technical issues related to the discipline.

The successful candidate will be required to define and develop a plan to meet various project requirements in conjunction with Project Managers and manage the team of bridge engineers and designers to achieve the expected results in terms of quality, cost and schedule.

They will have a responsibility over hiring and expanding the team; being the key interface with contractors and TMR; developing new business; maintaining and nurturing existing client relationships; liaising with other business sector leaders and teams within the organization and generally raising the profile of the Bridge Engineering offering across the market.

If you are interested in working with experts across various sectors? Join our team today!

As the successful candidate, you will be:

  • Planning, organising, and leading projects teams in the delivery, design, and documentation of project requirements;
  • Leading contract negotiations including variations, claims and commercial disputes, and ensure fulfilment of contract obligations;
  • Managing project and technical bridge/structures lead on various multi-discipline project;
  • Providing support to business development and strategic initiatives, including preparation of proposals;
  • Monitoring output to ensure all of the teams’ work is completed to a high technical standard, within agreed budgets and timeframes, and in compliance with Hatch’s Business Systems;
  • Developing new and maintaining existing client relationships;
  • Mentoring and development of technical staff;
  • Providing vision and leadership to team members;
  • Hiring and expanding the team;
  • Liaising with other business sectors leaders within and outside of the organisation; and,
  • Approving employee time, expenses and other management functions needed for day-to-day operations.
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You bring to the role:

  • A relevant degree in Civil Engineering;
  • Extensive industry experience as a Civil Engineer recognised by Clients at state level;
  • Assist other staff in team situations and actively share technical knowledge and expertise;
  • Understanding of design and analysis of bridges and miscellaneous structures for public and private infrastructure
  • Ability to both work as an individual or in a multidiscipline team with minimal supervision;
  • Flexible in attitude and ability to both lead or direct a small team of technical staff;
  • Proficient in the use of Strand7, SpaceGass, Mathcad or other suitable design software;
  • Sound knowledge of Australian Standards in current engineering and construction principles, methods and practices; in particular for VicRoads;
  • Track record of delivering complex multidisciplinary projects on time and to budget.
  • Professional Engineer registered with Engineers Australia or other relevant country registration;
  • Experience and interest in business development initiatives, and in the development and maintenance of client relations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff and clients (both written and orally);
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills in complex and changing environments.
Why join us?
  • Apply your business and technical expertise to grow a key part of the Hatch business
What we offer you?
  • Flexible work environment
  • Collaborate with leading consultants and technical experts towards a better world through positive change
  • The opportunity to drive your career
As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace, we offer our employees comprehensive benefits, including up to 12 weeks leave per year as part of our Lifestyle Leave Program. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.