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Technical Director - Dams and Hydropower

Company: GeoWorld
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Join a global professional services leader committed to solving the World's biggest challenges in the areas of water, renewable energy and energy storage.You will be joining one of the largest global dams teams, working collaboratively with over 200 dams engineers on a diverse range of projects to deliver innovative and reliable solutions for our clients across all industry sectors.We have roles available for Senior Engineers, Lead Engineers and Technical Directors - Dams and/orHydropower, with your primary role being to:

  • Provide technical leadership in dams and hydro and pumped storage design projects within New Zealand, Australia and North America.
  • Support our local and international clients to manage the safety of their dams and hydropower asset portfolios.
  • Build and maintain key client relationships to develop a sustainable dams, hydro and pumped hydro energy storage capability in New Zealand.
  • Secure project opportunities and deliver successful outcomes that will grow the team.
  • Build GHD's profile in dams, hydro power and pumped hydro energy storage.You will succeed by exhibiting technical leadership at a senior level, active participation in client relationship management, business development and the development of proposals and technical reports. Your leadership will be demonstrated through achieving on time and on budget project completion as well as mentoring and developing other team members.Experience required:
    • 5 years to more than 15 years' experience in dams, hydro power and pumped hydro energy storage engineering with the majority of this time working as a consultant
    • Established industry profile through participation in professional associations
    • Demonstrated skills and understanding of dam design for large dam and hydropower structures
    • Detailed knowledge of design of a broad range of dam types, dam safety and risk assessments and construction phase experience.
    • Experience working in multi-disciplined teams, including geologists, structural engineers, hydraulic engineers, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical engineers across both jurisdictions and time zones.Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
      • Authoritative technical leadership in the design of large dams, hydro power and pumped hydro energy storage facilities.
      • Successful development and growth of strong client relationships
      • Established project and time management skills, including preparation of budgets, work programs, proposals, tenders, technical submissions and reports.
      • Established project team management skills in a multidisciplinary consulting environment
      • Clear and persuasive written and verbal communication skills in English along with an ability to work well with a variety of clients.
      • Ability to grow a team and provide mentoring of junior staff.
      • A commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace.
      • Strong knowledge of relevant New Zealand and Australian standards, industry guidelines and current hydro and pumped hydro energy storage industry practicesWhat we expect of you:
        • Providing specialised technical services to clients on a diverse range of dam and hydro-related projects including feasibility studies, design and construction support for new build and improvement projects
        • A willingness to travel both nationally and internationally as required for projects,
        • Well regarded dams and hydropower design advice during client tendering and evaluation of tenders and where required design advice and quality control during construction
        • Completion of tasks for multiple projects within budget, to committed programs to support the timely completion of projects
        • Contribution to the preparation of successful proposals to clients
        • Ongoing compliance with GHD's Quality, Environmental Management and Occupational Health Safety & Rehabilitation Systems
        • Clear, concise reports and presentations for clients
        • Industry recognition as leader in the field of dams and hydropower engineering
        • Active development of GHD's dams and hydropower business
        • Build effective relationships within GHD including with Business Group Managers, Client Relationship Managers, Market Leaders, Service Line Leaders and other key peopleQualifications:
          • CPEng, CMEngNZ
          • Post graduate qualifications will be favorably regarded Interested? Click 'Apply' to submit your CV.Ki GHD, ka --kina te kaimahi e m--tou kia tutuki --na ake moemoe--.N-- te mea, ko te kaha o te tangata te tuar-- o te pakihi. N-- reira, he hiahia n-- m--tou ki te whiwhi kaimahi n-- ng-- ahurea tuakiri maha, n-- whenua rerek--, tane mai, wahine mai.At GHD we encourage individual achievement and recognise the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment.Opportunities and invites applications from people of all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds.#LI-SM1#LI-RemoteABOUT USWhy GHD?Beingthe bestwe can be is in our culture.
            We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy andurbanisationare made sustainable for generations to come.
            More about Life and Work @GHD
            Our commitment to youCommitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and thenrecogniseachievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.
            Our Commitment to you
            Who weareWe are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy andurbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly 'One GHD' across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

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