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Jacobs Senior Lead Design Coordinator - Water & Wastewater Infrastructure in Auckland, New Zealand

Your Impact:

Do you seek to work in an inclusive and flexible environment for a company recognised globally for their achievements in these areas?

Does working for a company ranked #1 design firm globally by ENSR for the fourth year running appeal to you?

Are you interested in leading drafting and design delivery for iconic water infrastructure projects in NZ?

If so – then this is the role for you.

Your Impact

Our Jacobs Water Team is working with clients to deliver a wide range of projects across the water sector that improve New Zealand's water security and protect our environment. This includes some of the largest and most critical water infrastructure projects in New Zealand including Auckland's $1.2B Central Interceptor Project. In our team, you could be working on tunnels, high tech water treatment plants and major pumping stations or restoring wetlands and waterways and creating new habitats.

We are inviting applicants who have relevant industry experience in the 3 Waters sector, preferably civil focused, who have an eye for detail and enjoy collaborating as a global team to join our team in NZ.

As a Senior Lead Design Coordinator you will support the NZ Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Section with the delivery of projects through leading our drafting delivery.

In this role you will collaborate with our local water design and drafting teams as well as our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teams in India and Manila. The role also includes an on the tools approach with setting up and preparing drafting deliverables, as well as reviewing the GID delivered work to ensure it meets our company and any client specific standards.

Some key focus areas for this role:

  • Using design software in 2D, 3D and utilising BIM to produce water and wastewater infrastructure models and drawings

  • Assisting in the forward planning of drafting resource needs and workloads.

  • Collaborating with our GID teams

  • Supporting engineers with the production of drawing deliverables such as pipeline network design, ground and utilities modelling

  • Overseeing the life cycle of the model and drawing deliverables using our GID teams

  • Reviewing the work of and guiding less experienced designers

  • Complying with company, client and industry procedures and standards

Here’s What You’ll Need:

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate capability in the following areas:

  • Qualified CAD technician with professional recognition

  • Experience on a range of water and wastewater infrastructure projects

  • Experience coordinating drafting work with local project teams and global delivery centres

  • Experience in Water pipeline and plant projects to a detailed design level

  • Proficient with the use of AutoCAD and Civil 3D

  • Proven track record of leading multidiscipline projects with model and drawing deliverables

  • Proven track record with multidisciplinary design integration.

  • Displays technical knowledge and is exemplar in quality delivery and review processes

  • A keen eye for detail and a drive to for strive to produce consistent deliverables to a high standard

  • Enjoys collaborating with others and is an excellent communicator

  • A clear desire to work in the water space

This position will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to work within a vibrant and growing water team on some of New Zealand’s most iconic water infrastructure projects, in addition to providing you with a wealth of local and global opportunities for career progression.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions, we're committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we've gone beyond traditional ways of working to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools and space to maximise your potential.

We're the 2023 winners of the Consult Australia People First Award for our suite of employee benefits that support all our employees in all stages of their personal and professional lives.

For the 6 th consecutive year, we've been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia). In New Zealand, we're a founding member of The Diversity Agenda and are committed to making our industry more inclusive and diverse. We acknowledge the unique status of Māori as the indigenous people of Aotearoa and have a continued focus in building cultural understanding and competence in Te Ao Māori.

Our Bronze Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI+ inclusion recognises our progress in creating an environment where our Jacobs employees can bring their whole selves to work.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we're inclusive, we're more connected, and if diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our eight global Jacobs employee networks centred on driving inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and our Women’s Network – find out more about our Jacobs Employee Networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)

No matter what drives you, you'll discover a way to cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We’re an equal-opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Māori and Pasifika peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews. Māori and Pasifika people are invited to nominate a Whanau, family or cultural representative to participate on the interview panel; please let your recruiter know in your application.


Please contact the team if you require support or reasonable adjustments regarding our recruitment process (for example, you need the application form in a different format).

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Jacobs, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align with every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.