Technical Director - Survey

The name ‘Vitruvius’ is synonymous with strength, utility and beauty.

Our strength lies in the skill of our people and the quality of the relationships we build. We manage, advise and deliver interesting projects from inception to perfection and our clients trust us implicitly to do what’s best for the project – not what’s best for ourselves.

We don’t shy away from a challenge – in fact, we thrive on it. We love working closely with clients to solve problems and will always give a straight answer and offer pragmatic solutions.

We believe like-minded, quality relationships produce better outcomes for our clients. We constantly strive to produce our best work and deliver strong, functional and aesthetically-pleasing results for New Zealand communities.

Our company is locally-owned and small enough to remain agile and responsive, but large enough to partner with other experts and deliver projects on a national scale.

Who are we looking for? 

The role requires a commercially astute forward thinking individual that is passionate about land development and surveying services.  This role will suit a positive and forward-thinking individual that enjoys building and manging client relationships whilst delivering specialist results. 

The Brief 

The Technical Director will define and lead the Vitruvius’ Land Development and Survey Services functions, tools, process, quality and programme.  The role will build, manage and develop new land development and infrastructure client relationships and foster existing clients and will be responsible for representing Vitruvius as a leader of the organisation. This will include developing client and partnering strategies, capturing and managing business opportunities, maintaining and improving on current processes and industry best practice, to ensure Vitruvius can effectively support clients to meet their business expectations and KPI’s. This will encompass developing and ensuring adherence to quality and delivery standards. 

The role will include developing technical competency standards for the land development and survey services function and supporting the development of surveyors, technicians and engineers for continual improvement and development.

In addition the role has significant influence over the future direction of Vitruvius and will be expected to govern the development of new technologies, applications and risk.

Above all the Technical Director will be a safety leader by role modelling the required behaviours through implementation and adherence to safety plans HSE legislation, codes and practices.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 10 years’ experience as a licensed surveyor
  • Experience in land development
  • Experience leading a project team and use of project tools and documentation
  • Experience with planning and council consents
  • Bachelor of Surveying and hold a current cadastral license
  • Understands responsibilities under HSE Act 2015
  • High level of integrity
  • Positive motivator of others
  • Strong problem solving capability
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed

The Next Steps

Apply online through seek or email your CV and cover letter to our General Manager (