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Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist - Intermediate to Senior Level

Mark T Mitchell Ltd & Geocon Geotechnical Ltd, Hamilton-based consulting geotechnical enginers is seeking an Intermediate to Senior level Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist with New Zealand experience to become part of their team of engineers and engineering geologists in providing a quality service to both established and new clients in the Waikato-Bay of Plenty-Coromandel Regions.

The Position
The engineer who we are seeking will have proven skills in carrying out geotechnical investigations and associated reporting and preferably with some stormwater disposal management design experience. The position will provide an opportunity to work alongside our Principal Engineer in developing geotechnical & stormwater design and management functions for a wide variation of projects. Our projects include not only residential and commercial developments but also windfarm, quarry and mining projects within and beyond the Waikato Region.

An excellent working environment is provided among staff among who enjoy their working environment and who individually have a high reputation for excellence in the building and construction industry.

With our geotechnical engineering practice having been operating for over 40 years and geotechnical job numbers in excess of 15,000, our experience is second to none in Waikato. Our past and present projects extend around all parts of the country and thus it is important that the successful candidate be familiar with the characteristics of New Zealand geology and geotechnical requirements.

The successful applicant will have frequent on-the job contact with clients in the building and land development industries and therefore will be expected to possess appropriate communication skills. A proven record of working effectively in a team environment is essential.

Expertise is required in reporting writing & editing, together with computer based design and CAD software.

Required Skills and Experience
Essential requirements of this position include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in geotechnical engineering or engineering geology
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant geotechnical experience, with a sound knowledge of New Zealand geology
  • Progressing towards CPEng qualification
  • An understanding of NZ construction and design requirements
  • Competency in report writing and presentation of designs.
  • Experience in working with aspects of residential and commercial site development, geotechnical design and analysis and stormwater management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and project deadlines
  • Possess NZ Residency


The Company
Mark T Mitchell Ltd is a highly respected geotechnical & geological consultancy firm, located in Hamilton and comprises an enthusiastic team of engineering geologists and geotechnical & environmental engineers.

Established 40 years ago, the primary focus of the company is to service our clients with reliable and practical advice, based on comprehensive site testing, our geological knowledge and our long-term working in association with all aspects of the construction industry. Our company is widely recognised in the construction industry for its expertise in providing practical and innovative geotechnical-related assessments, recommendations and designs.

Our geographical location enables us to service in particular the geotechnical and geological requirements of the Waikato, King Country and Coromandel areas, but with our past and present projects also extending from Kaitaia in the North and Gore to the South. We have been involved with geotechnical investigation & design aspects of some great projects, such as the lahar protection embankment on Mt Ruapehu, 18-metre high anchored retaining walls in Queenstown, hydro power schemes, dams, wind farm investigations, opencast coal mine and rock quarry developments, as well as foundation and slope stabilisation designs within widely different geological conditions.

Our associate company, Geocon Geotechnical Ltd owns and operates a readily-transportable, hydraulic-powered drilling rig which enables efficient and labour-saving soil testing to be carried out, with rapid retrieval of soil samples. All of which together provides an excellent environment amongst staff who enjoy their working environment and after-work lifestyles.

The Local Environment
Hamilton is a city that has great schools and with easy commuting. It is in close proximity to both east and west coast beaches, and also to the Rotorua/Taupo Lakes and Central Plateau.

Housing costs are moderate with opportunities to live in a variety of situations, whether it is on a life-style block within easy commuting distance to the city, or close to some great schools, or near the Waikato University, all within a few minutes of our centrally located office location.

Staff live within 10 to 30 minutes from the office, even during rush hour. Consider a move to Hamilton which will allow you to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, away from traffic congestion and be free to enjoy your after-work pastimes or sporting interests instead of languishing in a queue of traffic.

To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your CV to Mark Mitchell at mtm@geocon.co.nz or to PO Box 9123, Hamilton 3240. We look forward to hearing from you.