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Come and join our team!GHD’s geotechnical team is continuing to grow to support an unprecedented number of exciting horizontal and vertical infrastructure projects across Aotearoa New Zealand.  You can advance your career and make a real difference by being part of our team to deliver them!  We are seeking candidates who either have:

  • considerable experience in site-based management of large and complex field investigations, or
  • experience in large-scale field investigation delivery.

Successful candidates will demonstrate appropriate experience, personal resilience and problem-solving skills.The locations of the roles are flexible, but you’ll base yourself in one of our offices, being Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hastings, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin.  An ability to travel and be site-based, sometimes in remote locations, is required and we seek candidates who are comfortable with a mixture of working away from home and working in your hometown.  While New Zealand based projects will be the primary focus, opportunities to show your skills on short and medium-term work assignments abroad may be on offer for those who are interested.Submit your expression of interest today and help us change the way infrastructure is delivered in Aotearoa, Australia, the Pacific and across the globe. Site investigation leadersYou will ideally have 5 to 15 years’ of relevant experience in formulating, costing, managing and delivering complex field investigations and in interpretating complex field investigation data.You will be responsible for delivering field investigation projects on time, on budget and to the required quality standards.  When issues crop up, you will utilise your problem-solving skills to resolve the issues.  You will be supported from above by some of the best people in our industry. You will lead, day-to-day, a range of site investigation delivery personnel who’s skillset is aligned to the role description below (site investigation deliverers), hence you will need to have knowledge of the key components listed and the ability and desire to train and mentor the next generation of geological and geotechnical superstars.Your interpersonal skills will be first rate, as you’ll need to play an important role in customer communications and stakeholder management during the field investigations.  You will also be a great writer, with the ability to author clear and concise project updates and produce compelling geotechnical reports.Site investigation deliverersFor these roles, you will ideally have 1 to 5 years’ practical experience as a geologist, engineering geologist or geotechnical engineer with demonstrated experience in New Zealand that includes some, or all of the following:

  • Logging of complex rock and soil deposits
  • Geological and engineering geological field mapping
  • Point load testing
  • Detailed defect logging
  • Digital data collection and management
  • Supervision of piezometer installation
  • Supervision of downhole and surface geophysics
  • Supervision of packer testing
  • Supervision of pressuremeter testing
  • Interpretation of photogrammetric survey data
  • Interpretation of test results
  • A working knowledge of GIS
  • Paleoseismic study experience will be looked on favourably
  • Knowledge of hydrogeology would be a bonus
  • Resilience and problem solving
  • Working in remote sites in all manner of weather conditions
  • Preparation of relevant sections of Geotechnical Factual Reports and Geotechnical Interpretative Reports.

What's in it for you?

  • Work in a highly collaborative and supportive national team environment in an employee-owned business.  Our NZ geotechnical group is well connected to our international team of geotechnical engineers, geologists, engineering geologists, dams and tunnelling professionals.  We’re also closely linked to GHD’s other service lines.
  • Health insurances paid for by GHD (life, trauma and income protection)
  • Up to 20 days extra leave with our holiday buy-back scheme
  • Daily interaction with high performing teams
  • Professional development and ongoing training
  • Mentoring
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible working arrangements for work-life balance
  • Opportunities to learn from our industry experts and technical gurus across APAC.
  • We will set you up for success with the latest hardware, tools and tech

Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV or reach out to Zen Chua ([email protected]) for more information.We have streamlined our application process to make it easier for you and look forward to reviewing your application. At GHD, we only accept applications submitted online via the "apply" button, and we will connect with you once we have reviewed your Resume and Cover Letter. Ki GHD, ka ākina te kaimahi e mātou kia tutuki ōna ake moemoeā. Nā te mea, ko te kaha o te tangata te tuarā o te pakihi. Nā reira, he hiahia nō mātou ki te whiwhi kaimahi nō ngā ahurea tuakiri maha, nō whenua rerekē, tane mai, wahine mai.At GHD we encourage individual achievement and recognize 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. We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage. #LI-ZC1


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At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.That’s why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today. See where your commitment could take you.
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GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It’s what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity’s most urgent needs: to make water, energy and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come.  

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