At Fraser Thomas we strive to achieve excellence on every project we are involved in, and pride ourselves on our team of highly skilled professionals that make this a reality.

Fraser Thomas is excited to be growing, and are always on the lookout for new staff. We currently have many engineering and surveying positions available. Check out our Current Vacancies page for more details and to apply.

Why work with us?

No two days are ever the same with Fraser Thomas as all our work is project based. You will get the opportunity to work on projects of varying scale, across multiple sectors and face a new set of exciting challenges with each project. You will not only be the engineer on the project you will essentially be the project manager; responsible for the entire project through design, consenting, construction observation and certification. Working across the residential, commercial, industrial, community, recreational, health and education sectors; Fraser Thomas are able to complete a large variety of work scopes – see our projects page for more detail and examples.

Fraser Thomas is involved with many international projects supporting socio-economic development in countries including; Viet Nam, Cambodia and the Pacific. We encourage all staff to be involved on these projects.

Fraser Thomas has been a Professional Development Partner (PDP) of Engineering New Zealand since 2009. We have an effective, proven mentoring programme in place that encourages and supports Engineers to reach their professional development goals. This programme includes the following:

  • Monthly in-house seminars
  • Providing staff with opportunities to take part in external seminars, conferences and training courses
  • Encouraging staff to undertake post-graduate study, including the provision of financial support
  • Regular team and project related meetings
  • Junior and intermediate staff (“mentees”) being linked to senior staff (mentors), who meet regularly to chart and discuss progress towards the mentee’s professional development goals
  • Mock interviews to mimic professional interviews.

We have high ratios of Chartered to graduate Engineers, making this process work. Surveyors and Environmental Scientists working within the company are also incorporated within this programme to enable them to broaden their skills and achieve their professional goals.

The perks of working with Fraser Thomas don’t stop there. Valuing an achievable work/life balance we offer flexible working hours, time in lieu, free car parking, have a great social club and of course our own coffee machine! We also offer more benefits for our long standing staff including Southern Cross health insurance and a superannuation scheme.

Highbrook is a great place to work with beautiful parklands offering 12km of cycle/running/walking track and stunning coastal views over the Tamaki River. Our office is only a 10 minute walk from retail hub ‘The Crossing’ that has everything you need from great eateries and bars to a gym, banks, and childcare.

Our Christchurch office is centrally located in Riccarton, just a short walk from the Westfield Shopping Centre, Tower Junction, Horncastle Arena, Hagley Oval and the Addington Raceway.

Fraser Thomas are committed to providing and maintaining a high level of Health and Safety (H&S) for employees and visitors within the workplace. The company has an active Health & Safety (H&S) programme which covers all aspects of H&S Management, including:

  • Policies & Auditing Procedures
  • Training & Supervision
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Management
  • Accident Reporting & Analysis.

Fraser Thomas encourages active participation in H&S by all employees in both on-site and in office environments.


Fraser Thomas runs a ‘First Look’ scholarship programme that provides financial support to university students studying engineering at Auckland University or surveying at Otago University. This includes offering scholars practical work experience during university holidays at one of our offices, with a view to future full-time employment. The ‘First Look’ Scholarship programme has been in place since 2002.

For information on applying for this scholarship, refer to the University of Auckland Website http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/cs-scholarships-and-awards

Fraser Thomas’ contribution to engineering education at the University of Auckland was formally recognised in 2014 through becoming a member of The Sir Douglas Robb Society, which recognises donors that have given a total of between $100,000 and $1 million to the University.

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