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We have a number of engineering and surveying positions currently 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.

 

Specific information for each position follows:


Intermediate Civil/Landfill Engineer – Highbrook Office

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.

Contact: Sean Finnigan, website@ftl.co.nz for further information.


Senior Landfill Engineer

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.

Contact: Sean Finnigan, website@ftl.co.nz for further information.


Intermediate or Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist – Highbrook Office

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.

Contact: Sean Finnigan, website@ftl.co.nz for further information.


Intermediate Civil Engineer – Highbrook Office

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.

Contact: Greg Maddren, website@ftl.co.nz for further information


Licensed Surveyor – Highbrook Office

We are looking to employ a Licensed Surveyor to:

  • Assist with marketing and business development
  • Scope, cost and manage survey work
  • Undertake office and field work and preparation of deliverables
  • Training and supervision of survey staff
  • Client liaison, administration and invoicing.

Candidates should have a Bachelor of Surveying with a minimum of 5 years experience; an understanding of modern survey equipment, Land-on-Line and Magnet and ability to work with minimum supervision.

Contact: Gary Blyth, website@ftl.co.nz for further information

 


Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Highbrook Office

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.

Contact: Pat Shorten, website@ftl.co.nz for further information

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