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Senior Structural Engineer - Group Manager

Northrop Consulting Engineers - Sydney, NSW

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Job Description

Senior Structural Engineer - Group Manager

The Company

Northrop Consulting Engineers is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary consultancy that has been established for over 40 years. We have an open management structure and employ over 350 staff across eight offices in NSW, ACT, QLD, and VIC.
We are a people business, that grows by creating opportunities for our people to help build the business and their career. When you join Northrop, you join a company that will support you to excel both professionally and personally.

Our structural team in Sydney has 60 highly motivated technical staff working alongside owners of the business.

The Candidate

With 8+ years’ experience, chartered or ready to become chartered. You are keen for the next challenge in your career. You will be used to running your own projects with minimal supervision - ideally within the range of $20-$150m. Experience in building projects such as commercial, high-rise, schools, health, industrial, retail and institutional is preferred.

We offer a unique opportunity, which is not for everyone. Applications are sought from candidates with the following attributes:

  • 8+ years’ experience working as a structural engineering consultant in the Australian market, Sydney experience valued;
  • Experience managing a team desirable – but room to learn for the right candidate;
  • A positive attitude – someone who can see solutions from challenges, and navigate uncertainty;
  • An agile approach to prioritising project commitments and delivery – and an enjoyment of juggling several projects concurrently;
  • Someone who works well with people, and gets joy out of developing junior staff and seeing them succeed;
  • Experience working directly with clients, attending meetings and delegating work
  • Able to communicate clearly, concisely, and compellingly; and,
  • Experience in the some or all the following structural analysis programs desirable: RAPT, ETABS, SLABS, Spacegass, STRAND7, with the ability to mentor junior team members on some or all of these software packages.

The Role

Our industry-leading Sydney Structural Section requires a high-performing, experienced Senior Structural Engineer to join our team as a Group Manager. This role includes leading structural engineering on projects and direct management of a team of 6-8 engineers. You will be responsible for managing resourcing, career development and overseeing financial performance of projects. You will also have input into the strategic direction of the Structural Section working closely with the Section Manager.

Based in our either our Sydney CBD or Parramatta office (or a combination of the two), you will be joining a fast-paced, busy team and will enjoy operating with an appropriate level of autonomy. You will also have the opportunity and empowerment to contribute to the continuous improvement of the Section – through developing new systems and tools, building our technical capability and helping our people reach their full potential.

Key components of this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Management of a team of 6-8 engineers
  • Delivering structural projects across various sectors including commercial, education, industrial, residential and health.
  • Opportunities to prepare fee submissions – with ability to learn on the job
  • Opportunities to be involved in business development activities
  • Opportunities to have input into strategic direction into the business – with ability to learn the ‘business side’ of consulting engineering

Northrop managers are encouraged to work flexibly. We find Group Managers generally need 3-4 days within the office per week to work face to face with their team, with an opportunity to work from home 1-2 days per week.


Ready to take the next career step and develop to your full potential? Please click the ‘Apply’ button to complete your application. To organise a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Tina Griffiths on tina.griffiths@northrop.com.au

We look forward to discussing where you want to take your career at Northrop.

Northrop is an equal opportunity employer.

  • No agencies please. Applications are sought from direct applicants only.