First listed on: 07 February 2017

Principal Pavements Engineer

Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), which was established in 1960, is a global leader in the Road and Transport applied research sector.  We are Australia's leading national provider of value-added research, consulting, equipment and technical services addressing transport-related issues in both the domestic and international markets.

As one of our team, you will work alongside international experts who are eminent in their field.  You will be encouraged to be your best whilst given the opportunity to discover and create new innovations that will shape the future of the road and transport sector.  

About the role and you:

We seek an accomplished, experienced and hands-on Principal Pavements Engineer to join our Research and Consulting Division in our Perth, Western Australia office. In this key specialist position, you must be capable and enthusiastic about delivering practical applied research, consulting and training solutions to challenges faced by Australasian road agencies in addition to other national and international partners.
This position is required to locally deliver Western Australia Road Research & Innovation Program (WARRIP) projects. As a highly developed pavement materials/design engineer, you will be able to utilise your in-depth knowledge of transport infrastructure environments that will lead to better, value-for-money outcomes. The outcome-focused research is targeted at delivering innovation, facilitating private sector participation and embracing more efficient road management practice through the implementation of fit-for-purpose engineering solutions.

In this position you will:
  • Initiate ideas, develop proposals, identify and secure work opportunities and undertake research and consulting projects for national, state and local road agencies
  • Contribute to the provision of pavement technology and asset management services to clients in WA and Australia nationally
  • Deliver a wide range of consulting and research projects in the pavements/ asset management technical areas
  • Develop solutions to identify cost savings for clients - in both the short and long term
  • Achieve quantifiable and implementable outcomes.
We seek an individual who has:
  • Civil Engineering Degree, a Masters of Engineering Science Degree or a relevant Ph.D. (a higher research degree is desirable but not essential)
  • Significant research and consulting work experience (min. 10 years) in the pavement engineering field
  • Innovative engineering ideas - more than just perpetuating current practices
  • A strong customer focus with well-developed negotiation skills
  • Project management skills appropriate for research, consulting and service-based projects
  • Sound report writing prowess, together with advanced verbal communication and polished presentation skills
  • Well-developed problem-solving capabilities to deal with complex issues.
What we offer you: 

We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & well-being, including:
  • Generous relocation package on offer (for those not currently residing in Perth)
  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home and part-time options
  • Access to our performance incentive scheme
  • Monthly accrued day off (RDO)
  • Salary packaging + purchase option for additional annual leave
  • Paid parental and partner leave
  • Additional leave days at Christmas and New Year
  • Strong support for career development and further study
  • Wellbeing benefits eg. vaccinations.
To be considered:
Please press the "APPLY" button in this job advertisement. Alternatively, for a confidential conversation, please contact Human Resources on 03 9881 1570.

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