In this role, you will lead high-profile projects across Sydney from concept to completion, applying and developing your technical skills to creatively tackle complex engineering problems, delivering high-quality and detailed designs. You will represent XK on these projects, managing and developing valuable relationships with project partners, including architects, consultants, project managers and builders.

For your professional and technical development, we provide regular opportunities through structured CPD sessions, mentorship, projects support and guidance. You will also have opportunities to contribute to other big-picture business opportunities according to your interests and skills.

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


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

Role Requirements


  • Minimum 8 years of engineering design experience within an engineering consultancy
  • Comprehensive understanding of structural design principles and their application to engineering design and construction
  • Thorough understanding of Australian Building Codes and Standards, and their application
  • Understands current industry practices, proprietary products, materials and construction techniques, and their application within projects
  • Able to develop complex analysis models and prepare calculations with high precision and accuracy
  • Experience in development value management and value engineering concepts
  • Experience producing technical reports and developing concepts that add value to a project
  • Proficient in the use of Civil 3D or 12D software, and experience using other relevant software including DRAINS, XP-RAFTS, MUSIC, HEC
  • RAS, Swept Path Analysis (e.g. AutoTURN), CIRCLY, AutoCAD and Revit
  • Experience in civil design works for urban development including buildings projects, subdivision, roads, pavements and public domain areas
  • Experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, water quality modelling, design of minor and major drainage systems, design of OSD systems and WSUD strategy development

Project Delivery:

  • Good understanding of project management principles and application in day-to-day tasks and project delivery
  • Able to undertake site inspections and assess conditions relevant to input into the design process
  • Able to identify and develop multiple sustainable, innovative and client-focused solutions that meet project objectives and statutory requirements
  • Able to plan and carry out design tasks with limited guidance and support
  • Able to provide technical guidance and support to engineers and draftspersons
  • Understands the role of engineers in terms of contributing to sustainable projects with the application of XK values
  • Confident ability to participate in design meetings and to liaise with local authorities
  • Able to lead design development and manage the quality of deliverables produced by the project team
  • Experience managing day-to-day communication and coordination with project partners and relevant stakeholders
  • Able to manage internal communication and coordination of project information and deliverables
  • Understanding of project performance principals, with experience monitoring and reporting on project progress


  • 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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