Vacancies at EDC Ltd.

Geotechnical Team Leader – Auckland

We require a Geotechnical Team Leader to join our growing Auckland office, based in Albany.

At EDC we are growing and looking at new opportunities in Auckland and around New Zealand.  We focus on providing the right advice and designs every time and we require a motivated Geotechnical Engineer with a solid range of experience, technical knowledge and project delivery ability to join our Auckland Geotechnical Team as the Team Leader.

You’ll be working alongside design teams, managing the Auckland technical team, liaising with clients, contributing to the team strategy, running projects, all the while working with a great team full of likeminded people.

EDC looks after its employees. We offer good salaries, benefits and bonuses, and you’ll have the opportunity to join our incentive scheme for senior staff. EDC is fully owned by employees, and company ownership may be an option in the future.  We take pride in being adaptable, so this is your opportunity to develop your career in a direction that suits you, with plenty of support from the experience that already exists at EDC.

Are you ready to step up and become a manager?  Or already there but want more opportunities to plant the team’s direction?  Contact us today!

KEY TASKS

Management

  • Manage AKL Geotechnical employee performance, workflow, work hours, etc in accordance with company Policy and Procedures (with support from People & Culture);
  • Complete monthly invoicing (AKL Geo team targets provided);
  • To prepare fee proposals and engage with existing and prospective clients;
  • Communicate and coordinate in a professional manner with other project stakeholders, to deliver successful project documentation and outcomes to required deadlines;
  • Ensure that the AKL Geotechnical team follow company Policy and Procedure processes;
  • Review training and mentoring requirements of AKL Geotechnical employees, provide relevant recommendations to Geotechnical Director;
  • Participate in AKL Geotechnical employee review process (6monthly);
  • Participate in Strategic Planning sessions as requested.

Technical

The following list are examples, and not a comprehensive list:

  • Undertake the lead engineer role on significant projects;
  • Provide best practice Geotechnical investigations and design in consultation with clients;
  • Undertake and supervise slope stability analysis, including if required, tape and level surveys;
  • Prepare clear concise, factual and interpretative reports, design, specifications, contracts and drawings;
  • Review and approve Geotechnical team reports;
  • Liaise with clients’ design team (i.e. structural engineers, architects etc.) to provide the information they require;
  • Provide appropriate design solutions (retaining walls, excavation, slope stability measures, dewatering, etc);
  • Contribute to the development of technical capability of the Geotechnical teams in Auckland, Christchurch and Bay of Plenty;
  • Preparation of documentation packages;
  • Undertake site inspections as required;
  • Undertake and supervise on-site wastewater treatment and effluent disposal design to TP58 or other standards.

Quality

  • To ensure that all work undertaken, and behaviour exhibited is in accordance with appropriate professional and technical standards and in accordance with ENZ Code of Ethics
    and AS/NZS Standards;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of guidelines, technical standards, legislation and codes of practice relevant to Geotechnical Engineering practice in New Zealand.

Business Development

  • Client liaison, marketing and networking to ensure client satisfaction, repeat business and identification of new opportunities in the market;
  • Promote the services of the company and specifically actively participate in obtaining geotechnical work for this section;
  • Liaison with other discipline areas of the business to provide a total service solution to clients;
  • Identify project risks for all tasks and address them properly.

Health & Safety

  • Ensure all projects have the appropriate documents completed and checked;
  • Implement Safety in Design requirements in relevant designs.

General

  • Possible travel around New Zealand including visits to the Christchurch and Bay of Plenty office as required;
  • Any other duties the Employer may reasonably require the Employee to perform.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in Geotechnical engineering;
  • Seismic experience would be advantageous;
  • A tertiary qualification in Geotechnical engineering;
  • Chartered Professional (CPEng) or final stages of completing application.

Skills/Knowledge

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good working knowledge of computers and relevant technical software, e.g. Slide, CPeT-IT, CLiq;
  • A track record in geotechnical engineering assessments and foundation design across a variety of projects;
  • Wide range of experience in mapping, logging and investigations;
  • Wide range of slope stability investigation and analysis experience;
  • Knowledge of Contamination Investigation Guidelines would be an advantage.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships, both internally and externally;
  • Aptitude to learn new tools / software as required;
  • Desire to maintain professional knowledge through up skilling and on-going training and/or development;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills to collaboratively work and contribute within the team on projects;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously.

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