Highways Lead - Western Region

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Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Perth, Western Australia, AU

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 87036 

Job Category: Infrastructure 

Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


Hatch’s National Highways & Bridges team is seeking a highly driven professional to lead our Highways team in Perth supporting our growing Infrastructure business.


You will be responsible for leading technical aspects of roads and highways projects for public and private sector clients, whilst working to build Hatch’s pipeline of projects.


You will bring a strong technical and project delivery acumen whilst having demonstrated experience in leading high performing teams within similar organisations.


As the successful candidate you will:


  • Support and develop the Highways team in Western Australia working with our Delivery Practices to support both client-side design development and contractor delivery projects
  • Maintain close client relationships and focus on delivering work to an excellent standard, in line with client expectations
  • Deliver, manage and/or oversee a range of projects related to roads, highways and other linear infrastructure projects
  • Provide technical support guidance to personnel in the field of highways design, civil design and/or drainage
  • Collaborate with interstate leads to manage our transport projects portfolio across Australia
  • Foster a positive and inclusive culture that gets the best out of our people. 




  • Current work rights in Australia
  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in Engineering or Civil Design
  • 10+ years’ professional experience in civil engineering or civil design with a focused experience in highways and linear infrastructure design
  • Proven design delivery experience on Major Projects
  • Be a motivated, results-driven engineering professional who thrives working in a team.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills including the preparation of technical documents
  • A track record of participating in complex multidisciplinary projects
  • Experience working on Main Roads WA projects and familiarity with Main Roads WA standards and practices
  • Sound knowledge of Australian Standards in current engineering and construction principles, methods and practices.



  • Chartered status or professional registration is desirable but not mandatory
  • Experience and interest in client relationship management
  • Software proficiency in 12D or OpenRoads.


Why join us?


What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, this includes supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace and a comprehensive benefit offering. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.


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