We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Structural Manager to work nationally across the business.   Our growing Structural team are working on large, complex, and exciting projects, covering a range of sectors. We want our National Structural Manager to further develop and drive our strategic goals for our structural division across New Zealand.

We have the flexibility to shape the role around your experience and capability, so if you have the drive to find better ways, are client focused, and enjoy contributing to the financial success of a business, then we want to hear from you.

About the role

As the National Structural Manager, you will be responsible for business development - developing and maintaining key national Clients with each local office, working across key projects so we are at the forefront of Structural Engineering design and delivery in New Zealand.

You will also be responsible for the monthly reporting of the Structural teams’ financial results to the Executive Management Team.

  • Identify and develop key market sectors and clients, and build sources of revenue to achieve sustainable growth for each of our offices
  • Produce winning engineering fee proposals in collaboration with other disciplines for key projects. Review and sign-off key project fee proposals
  • Manage key projects, including cost estimates, tender submissions, technical documentation, project scheduling and meeting deadlines and budgets
  • Assist the Regional Managers with strategy and client care
  • Drive collaboration on projects with other engineering disciplines, project management and architecture both internally and externally
  • Audit key projects for financial performance against fee proposal and provide feedback
  • Provide technical leadership to the team and ensure their ongoing development, providing mentoring, guidance and training in conjunction with the Technical Director and local Managers
  • Manage, implement and audit team compliance with quality systems and procedures

We offer a competitive remuneration package, flexible working, an annual performance bonus, and ongoing career development.

About you

  • CPEng qualified Structural Engineer with 10 years+ professional experience in New Zealand, with solid technical understanding of seismic design
  • Proven track record of managing multiple teams. Demonstrated strategic and business development experience
  • Understand risk, commercially astute and a high level of financial competency
  • Conversant with all the current relevant NZ Building Codes, statutory requirements, Acts and Codes
  • Strong leadership skills, a role model for promoting high work standards to deliver high quality client projects on time, within budget and exceeding clients expectations
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, empathy for others, sociable and friendly, with a positive drive and resilience
  • Adept at planning and organising multiple teams that collaborate effectively with internal disciplines and external stakeholders to deliver successful projects

About us

Kirk Roberts Consulting is a multi-disciplinary company with over 130 employees providing Structural, Geotechnical, Fire, Civil and Environmental engineering services, plus Project Management, Architecture, and Engineering Software to a range of clients across New Zealand, from our offices in Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

At Kirk Roberts the heart of our business is innovation and finding a better way is why we exist.  Our company was founded to challenge the norm and push boundaries, so we can bring our clients advanced engineering, project management and software solutions that drive efficiencies.

To apply

Please send your latest CV and covering letter to: Please note, that all applicants must be domiciled in New Zealand and be eligible for permanent employment in NZ, with either a NZ Passport, residency, or current work visa.


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