Senior Civil Engineer

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Senior Civil Engineer - Did you say work-life balance?

Full Time - Nelson

  • Flexible hours with a commitment to work-life balance
  • Varied work from small residential developments to large scale engineering
  • Contribute as a senior leader in this well-established business based in Nelson

Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd has an 80-year history of helping to develop communities in New Zealand. Covering structural, civil and geotechnical engineering, land surveying, resource management and environmental science, Davis Ogilvie has built a reputation for using collaborative processes to create excellent solutions for its clients. Davis Ogilvie is looking for an energetic Senior Civil Engineer to join and lead their Nelson Civil team.

The Senior Civil Engineer will take overall leadership accountability for the Nelson Engineering Team and its projects which span residential, rural and commercial developments throughout the South Island. Through leadership of the team, the Senior Civil Engineer will contribute towards day-to-day civil engineering designs and reporting and will continue to develop Davis Ogilvie’s  civil projects and business.  This is a business-critical role that requires a combination of people leadership, client focus and technical ability to ensure client and business objectives are met. 

Davis Ogilvie are looking for someone who can demonstrate or show a willingness to develop:

  • strong stakeholder management skills; enjoy developing working relationships with clients, developers, services providers and local and regional authorities
  • natural, dynamic leadership with the ability to positively influence and mentor a team of technical professionals;
  • superior and compelling communication skills that complement your ability to  work successfully in a dynamic and energetic environment 

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • be a Chartered Professional Engineer, having a minimum of 2 years’ post CPEng experience ideally in land development or infrastructure design;
  • be familiar with relevant New Zealand standards, engineering code of practices and regional plans;
  • have an understanding of 3D design using Autodesk Civil3D 

In return, you will be rewarded with this unique opportunity to contribute to the continued success of this well-established and progressive organisation. Sound like you?

How to apply

To discover more about Davis Ogilvie please visit

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Pia Warren on 027 2535 203 or by email at


Applications close: Friday, 21st February 2020 


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