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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 below 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.

Current Vacancies

See full details of each current vacancy available, all candidates should satisfy the following:

  • Be eligible to work full-time in New Zealand and have a current NZ driving licence
  • Be enthusiastic, possess initiative, a team player, with a good attitude and work ethic
  • Have strong technical, analytical, verbal and written communication and reporting skills
  • Be practical and a quick learner
  • Be project/client focused, and willing to put in extra hours to meet project deadlines from time to time
  • Be able to work to time and budget and to ensure quality standards are met.

This position will include a wide range of duties including a variety of (but not limited to) the following:

  • Site inspections and investigations of solid waste management facilities, including landfills, refuse transfer stations, materials recovery facilities and composting facilities.
  • Engineering design of solid waste management facilities, especially landfills, using specialist software and Civil3D/AutoCAD.
  • Preparation of design reports, management plans, and finished drawings.
  • Preparation of contract documents, specifications and schedules.
  • Contract management, construction observation, certification and completion reporting of solid waste management facilities civil work construction projects.
  • Troubleshooting and design of remedial works.
  • Review of technical work by others.
  • Client liaison and administration.
  • Training and supervision of more junior staff.
  • Such other duties as reasonably required from time to time.

The successful candidate should:

  • Have a BE in civil engineering, ideally with post-graduate qualifications in solid waste management.
  • Have minimum five years experience in civil engineering, including good knowledge and practical experience of landfill design, operation and troubleshooting.
  • Be a chartered professional engineer (CPEng), or close to applying for CPEng.
  • Be proficient in Civil3D/AutoCAD design software.
  • Be a team player, with strong analytical, problem solving and client/contractor communication and decision making skills.

To apply for this position, email your CV and Cover letter to Sean Finnigan website@ftl.co.nz

Your role as a senior landfill engineer will require that you undertake a wide range of duties including a variety of (but not limited to) the following:

  • Project management/administration, including project scoping, budgeting and programming, preparation of proposals for prospective clients, staff supervision and training, quality assurance/quality control, invoicing.
  • Site inspections and investigations of solid waste management facilities, including landfills, refuse transfer stations, materials recovery facilities and composting facilities.
  • Use of technical software.
  • Preparation of technical reports, resource consent applications, management plans, contract documents, specifications and schedules, contract management and construction observation, relating to the above.
  • Attendance at resource consent and Environmental Court hearings as an expert witness.
  • Peer review of environmental and technical work by others.
  • Client management, liaison and administration.
  • Keeping abreast of current developments in solid waste management and informing directors and staff of such changes.
  • Assisting with business development and marketing.
  • Such other duties as reasonably required from time to time.

The successful candidate should:

  • Have a BE in civil/geotechnical engineering, ideally with post-graduate qualifications/training in landfill engineering.
  • Have minimum ten years experience in civil/geotechnical engineering, including good knowledge and practical experience of landfill design, operation and troubleshooting.
  • Be a chartered professional engineer (CPEng).
  • Have the ability for “big picture” thinking.
  • Be able to manage complex resource consenting projects.
  • Be a team leader, with strong leaderships; analytical, problem solving, communication and decision making skills.

The opportunity exists for the successful candidate, after proving themselves, to be offered a Principal or Director (ownership) role within the company.

To apply for this position, email your CV and Cover letter to Sean Finnigan website@ftl.co.nz

The work will involve an interesting array of environmental work, primarily in the Auckland region but also in other parts of NZ, including Canterbury.  Overseas work may also be available.  These works range from:

  • Water supply – bore water supplies, reticulation and treatment;
  • Stormwater – catchment management, stormwater reticulation, treatment and detention, flood modelling and risk assessment, consent processing;
  • Wastewater – treatment process design, on-site wastewater, conventional and decentralised sewerage, consent processing;
  • Solid waste management – landfills, leachate, stormwater and landfill gas management;
  • Contaminated land – investigations, consenting, remediation and validation;
  • Environmental science – water quality sampling, environmental effects assessments; nutrient fate modelling; consent processing.

Candidates should ideally have a relevant tertiary diploma or degree in environmental engineering/science; at least 4 years (intermediate) or 8 years (senior) experience in environmental engineering and/or science work in NZ; be proficient in engineering design software (AutoCAD, Civil3D or equivalent), stormwater design software (e.g. MIKE, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS) and/or wastewater design software (BioWin); preferably have CPEng with a practice area with a strong focus on environmental engineering (strong candidates getting close to their CPEng application may also be considered); and familiarity with relevant Codes of Practice, NZ Standards, technical publications and guidelines, particularly in the Auckland region.

This position will suit someone who likes variety and working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment – you will not be stuck in a corner doing the same thing for months at a time!  Ideally, we are looking for someone who has specific expertise, experience and a strong interest in at least two of the above areas.

To apply for this position, email your CV and Cover letter to Sean Finnigan, website@ftl.co.nz

We are looking to employ an Intermediate Level Civil Engineer to be involved on an interesting array of projects, incorporating:

  • Land development including roading and landform design of small to large, residential and industrial projects on greenfield and brownfield sites
  • Water, wastewater and stormwater reticulation and treatment
  • Concept through detailed design, consenting, contract management and construction observation.

Candidates should have a relevant tertiary diploma or degree in civil engineering, a minimum of 3 years experience in civil engineering work in NZ, proficiency in civil engineering design software (Civil3D or equivalent), and familiarity with relevant Codes of Practice, NZ Standards, technical publications and guidelines.

To apply for this position, email your CV and Cover letter to Greg Maddren website@ftl.co.nz

We are looking for a senior geotechnical engineer to join the company, with the opportunity for the right person to progress to an Associate and possibly Director level, within the company. Applicants must have the following qualifications and attributes to meet our requirements:

  • A relevant tertiary degree in civil engineering or engineering geology, preferably BE (Civil)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in geotechnical engineering work
  • Experience in Word, Excel, AutoCAD and with analytical software (e.g. WALLAP, Slope/W)
  • Familiarity with relevant NZ Standards and the NZ Building Code
  • Working towards or have obtained Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status or CPEng
  • Experience in scoping, organising and supervising geotechnical field investigations, undertaking geotechnical design works, slope stability appraisal and analyses, preparation of factual and interpretive reports
  • Managing the delivery of projects and staff resources to meet workloads
  • Mentoring staff, managing existing client relationships and developing new business
  • Managing costs.

To apply for this position, email your CV and Cover letter to Pat Shorten website@ftl.co.nz

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