Civil Rail Designer


Are you an unconventional thinker, resourceful, fearless, or hold other sensational attributes?

Do you care about your clients and colleagues?

Do you want to contribute to projects that make a difference?

If so, great, keep reading.

Aurecon provides world class engineering, management, advisory and specialist technical services to clients in New Zealand and internationally. An independent, employee owned company, Aurecon has more than 6,500 staff in over 80 offices worldwide. We empower our people to make a difference through innovation and teamwork and our projects are widely recognised for engineering and technical excellence.

We currently require the expertise of a Senior Permanent Way Designer to join our Rail team. Reporting to the Technical Director, Infrastructure Services and falling under our global Rail and Mass Transit service line, you will be responsible for managing the track and civil design for projects in conceptual, preliminary and detailed design phases. You will build strong client relationships through frequent interaction and delivery of well-managed projects.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Management of the track design process including development of ballasted and non-ballasted track structures, track alignment, profile, grading and associated drainage, assessment of vehicle/infrastructure clearances.
  • Track design as a pivotal role managing interdisciplinary liaison and integration to ensure delivery of project designs that are inclusive and consistent throughout all design disciplines.
  • Preparation of design briefs, technical reports, design analysis and calculations.
  • Calculation of quantities, preparation of cost estimates, project specifications and construction bid/tender documents.
  • Supervision, mentoring and building technical ability of junior designers/engineers.
  • Working with Project Managers on developing design schedule and budgets.
  • Conducting periodic trackwork inspection to ensure compliance with Quality Management, Safety, and Environmental policies.

To fulfil this role, you will ideally have:

  • An absolute client focus.
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Preferably 10+ years’ experience in railway track design .
  • A strong technical understanding of Class I Railway design for mainline, yards, industrial tracks, intermodal and transload facilities, special trackwork; ballasted and non-ballasted track and associated grading and drainage.
  • Experience in heavy haul, freight, commuter and light rail transit projects desired.
  • Ability to work independently on projects and communicate potential issues with respect to scope, scheduling, budget and progress.
  • Preferred Software experience in but not limited to – MicroStation, AutoCAD, 12d Model, Bentley Rail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to develop client focused design solutions.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise at all levels within the Aurecon business as well as with our clients.

This is a significant position in a progressive global company that provides a strong foundation to develop your career and experience.  We are committed to fostering a culture that empowers our people, accepts flexible work practices, thrives with diversity, promotes teamwork, encourages sustainability and offers attractive remuneration packages.

Your great attitude and ability to build strong relationships will be rewarded by a vibrant and collaborative work environment as you join an established, passionate and world class design team.

Aurecon genuinely believes that 'life balance' is critical to the overall well-being of our team, and the productivity and effectiveness of Aurecon. We offer genuine flexible work options that mean all our team members can strike the balance that suits their individual circumstances.

For professional parents raising families this support includes flexibility with working arrangements to enable drop-off and pick-up of children, generous paid time off during the early years, and the ability to work from home. Our focus is on supporting you to continue with your professional career when juggling becomes challenging.

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