Senior Civil CAD Designer

The opportunity:

Are you looking to take the next step in your career, working in a smaller organisation where you can directly influence outcomes and benefit from your efforts? Does working on flippin’ good developments that are above code for Flip Homes ( appeal to you? FLiP is a Residential Building Company that Awa co-owns along with First Light Studio (architects - Bradley Project Management (BPM - management.

We are looking for an environmentally focused Civil CAD Designer to work alongside our Urban Development Lead to grow and develop our Civil Engineering services in Wellington. Your skills will complement our team of water specialists, environmental engineers, hydraulic modellers and scientists in the fields of water infrastructure and land development. At Awa, Civil 3D is our tool of choice and you'll be proficient with Civil 3D and keen to help others learn CAD design.

Reports to:
Urban Development Lead
Direct reports (approx):
Primary work location:
About you:

You will bring your own specialist skills in Civil Engineering CAD and infrastructure design. You will be eager to develop further as a civil designer/engineer by working on a wide range of opportunities ranging from land development to three waters infrastructure design.

You'll need to have strong CAD design skills, and preferably an NZCE, diploma or bachelors degree in engineering. You will also need to demonstrate:

  • 8-10+ years experience working within New Zealand's civil and three waters infrastructure industry
  • proficiency in road geometric design
  • highly proficient in using engineering design tools such as Civil 3D, 12D and/or AutoCAD
  • a practical, real-world approach to developing civil and water infrastructure solutions, and a keen interest in contributing to Awa's software and innovation commitments 
  • ability to project manage client work and delegate tasks to others in the project team
  • ability to translate and communicate complex technical information to clients
  • an eye for detail, but able to keep the big picture in mind
  • the ability and desire to train graduate and intermediate CAD designers
  • entitlement to work in New Zealand because you are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or have permanent residency

Some additional skills that would be beneficial include:

  • experience in using 3-waters modelling software
  • GIS and cartography with ArcGIS and/or QGIS
  • a keen interest in helping to develop and innovate Awa's delivery processes


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Position location:


Well known as a cultural hub, Wellington is a popular destination for travellers and visiting professionals wanting a taste of the New Zealand lifestyle.  The compact size of the city centre is very walkable adding to the attractiveness of the many exotic eateries, craft beer options, and boutique shops.  Wellington weather is never boring and while the windy days are often the first thing mentioned, make no mistake that there are just as many pristine days as well.  Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the coast and forests that are on Wellington's doorstep as well as other popular destinations just a stone's throw further north or a ferry ride across the Cook Strait in the picturesque South Island.