In this role, you will lead project teams to deliver high-profile projects across Sydney from concept to completion. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects, achieving client and project partner satisfaction, repeat and new business. As part of XK’s leadership team, you will have opportunities to contribute to business strategy development and lead business development initiatives.

This role will be based in our new office in Sydney, CBD and is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.


  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering
  • Membership with Engineers Australia as CPEng and NER
  • Postgraduate qualifications an advantage

Role Requirements


  • Minimum 12 years of engineering design experience within an engineering consultancy
  • Advanced understanding of structural design principles and their application to engineering design and construction
  • Advanced understanding of material behaviour, techniques and methods
  • Advanced understanding of Australian Building Codes and Standards and their practical application
  • Advanced understanding of the latest industry practices, proprietary products, materials and construction techniques, and their application
  • Experience in developing complex analysis models and preparing calculations with high precision and accuracy
  • Experience producing technical reports and developing concepts that add value to a project
  • Advanced proficiency using of Civil 3D or 12D software, and other relevant software including DRAINS, XP-RAFTS, MUSIC, HEC-RAS, Swept Path Analysis (e.g. AutoTURN), CIRCLY, AutoCAD and Revit
  • Advanced experience in civil design works for urban development including building projects, subdivision, roads, pavements and public domain areas
  • Advanced experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, water quality modelling, design of minor and major drainage systems, design of OSD systems and WSUD strategy development

Business Development:

  • Excellent business development and relationship management skills
  • Experienced in reviewing and understanding project briefs and other relevant project inputs, and experienced preparing suitable proposals/tenders
  • Able to confidently contribute to business development, for example leading client presentations, attending industry functions and preparing project proposals
  • Continually seek to find opportunities that add value to projects, people and communities
  • Manage and develop key stakeholder relationships, including clients, architects, builders, project managers, etc.
  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of business strategy initiatives
  • Experience mentoring and contribute to the technical development of other project team members
  • Passionate about developing and fostering high-performing & engaged project teams

Project Delivery:

  • Excellent project management ability, with a good understanding of project management principles and ability to apply across concurrent and complex projects
  • Efficient and effective in managing project changes with solution-oriented attitude
    Passionate about and takes ownership over ensuring all deliverables meet client brief and project objectives
  • Experience leading project teams to deliver high-quality results from proposal through to project completion, providing excellent technical guidance and support
    Experienced identifying and developing multiple sustainable, innovative and client-focused solutions that meet project objectives and statutory requirements
  • Able to carry out peer reviews of other consultants’ design and documentation
  • Highly experienced in organising, drafting, and coordinating technical documents
  • Proactively manage project performance and progress to achieve project objectives


  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Offers approachable, friendly and professional service to clients and partners
  • Works effectively with others, including people with different personalities, working styles and backgrounds
  • Able to express high-level thoughts and ideas with others
  • Able to identify and share opportunities for improvement or potential areas of concern
  • Adapts well to change, including responding to project changes at short notice
  • Actively contributes to other areas of the business

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