Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: ICT
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1510114-W
  • Job Title: Senior Geotechnical Engineer
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  • Summary:
  • Learn from our technical and policy experts shaping the regulatory Building system in NZ
  • Get the MBIE experience
  • Flexible location – Christchurch or Wellington based
  • 4 month Fixed-term or Secondment opportunity


We have a short-term vacancy for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to help keep our work programme moving while our permanent staff member is on secondment.

We are a dynamic and agile team who work hard to achieve on our extensive work programme while also making time to stop and celebrate milestones. If you have ever been interested in working with our Ministry and in particular our Building System Performance branch this may be the perfect opportunity to experience this.

Our Building Engineering team are supporting the regulatory reform by changing the way we review and set technical requirements in the Building Code. We work to ensure we can deliver updates to the Building Code twice a year.


What we do

The Building System Performance branch, within MBIE, is the central regulator and steward of New Zealand’s building and construction system. It sets the strategic direction for the building system as well as providing policy and technical advice on rules, regulations and legislation for the building system to meet New Zealand’s current and future needs.

A key priority for the branch in the coming year is improving the building regulatory system to be more user-centric. This work is crucial in providing New Zealand with safe and durable buildings by delivering a confident and efficient regulatory system to enhance the performance of the construction sector and balance accountabilities.


Skills and experience for the role

To be a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you need to have:

  • Tertiary qualification in geotechnical engineering or similar
  • Experience in geotechnical engineering and a reputation as an expert in this field
  • Excellent knowledge of the Building Act and Code
  • Ability to assimilate new information or areas of work
  • Outstanding written and oral presentation skills, effective business and technical writing skills
  • Ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships
  • Ability to work through ambiguous and conflicting requirements to solve problems in an effective and prompt manner


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to start the online application process.  We welcome your questions and enquiries – to discuss please contact Paige at quoting ref 1510114-W


Applications close 5pm, Thursday 18th February 2021.