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Civil Design Manager

KBR, Inc. - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Creativity, collaboration and excellence are at the heart of KBR’s vision. Does this resonate with you?

Are you excited by the thought of working on some of Australia’s largest game-changing projects and being at the forefront in shaping Australia’s future?

Join us, on the journey.

We value an inclusive and diverse work environment and are working together to build a culture that embraces each other’s unique strengths and experiences.

Our people are important to us and you will play a key role in contributing to the success of our business. We believe in empowering our employees, nurturing development within a culture of trust. We are looking for someone that is willing to step up and build upon opportunities. We will encourage and empower you to work in a way that suits your style and look forward to discussing the ways in which we can build success.

The Opportunity

KBR’s Defence Business has grown significantly over the past few years following a succession of project wins and new partnerships throughout Australia. To help support this growth and the new leadership forming in Queensland, we are looking for a Senior or Principal level Civil Engineer to provide market and delivery leadership for our Defence Infrastructure business. . While based in Brisbane, the role will operate nationally.

The Civil Technical Leader will provide technical expertise, leadership, mentoring to the existing civil engineering team. The role will focus on developing execution strategies during tenders and then leading the execution of the civil infrastructure component of major Defence capital facilities and infrastructure projects. Depending on the project, this would also include the design management of civil, site infrastructure & airfield scope. 

Key responsibilities

§ Project Management of Civil engineering tasks, including investigations, and preparation of technical reports, designs and drawings, contract documents and technical specifications

§ Undertake reviews and verification of engineering calculations, reports and deliverables completed by others within the team.

§ Lead the delivery of design documentation and drawings completed by the project team

§ Supervise project staff and review deliverables to ensure compliance with technical and quality assurance standards

§ Prepare or lead the proposal and project teams to prepare technically sound, well written and easily understood proposals, reports, technical specifications, and calculations

§ Achieve or exceed budgets for assigned projects / proposals

§ Demonstrate an understanding of client needs and achieve a high level of client satisfaction

§ Actively maintains and enhances technical reputation and relationships in the Defence sector

Who are you?

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a similar role within the Construction, Defence, Buildings, Infrastructure or Transport sectors with a demonstrated ability in design management and coordinating engineering projects. Experience leading and managing a design team of civil engineers and designers is important accompanied with excellent knowledge of Defence design standards, Australian standards and the NCC/BCA.

Any specialist technical capabilities would be highly regarded e.g. airfield pavement, Defence infrastructure, range design. The successful candidate must be eligible for a Defence security clearance.

Benefits of KBR

KBR is committed to supporting the professional development of staff at every stage of their career through in-house training and structured career paths. We offer a competitive package of lifestyle benefits that include flexible work hours and an agile work arrangement

About Us

KBR have been established for over 100 years and we pride ourselves on being an innovative and forward-thinking company with a reputation for delivering on some of the most challenging and complex engineering projects in the world. In 2020 KBR was the 13th largest supplier to the Australian Department of Defence.

So how do I apply?

If what you've read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you! Just click apply and upload your resume and cover letter.

KBR values an inclusive and diverse work environment and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences.