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.

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 Vietnam, Lao PDR and the Pacific. We encourage all staff to be involved on these projects.

Current Vacancies

About the Role:

Due to our increasing work load, we have a position available for a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor to join our Highbrook office in Auckland.  The successful applicant will be involved in an interesting array of projects, primarily in the Auckland region but potentially also in other parts of NZ. 


Your role as Licensed Cadastral Surveyor will require that you undertake a wide range of duties including, but not limited to the following:

  • Complete marketing for survey related projects and secure works
  • In consultation with our Christchurch office, arrange meetings with clients in regard to establishing engineering survey work on larger scale Auckland projects, including rebuilds
  • Complete Fee Proposals for prospective clients
  • Undertake the survey/planning input for projects within the agreed budget and timeframe provided to the client. Input may include preparation of resource consents and submission to required Local Authority for approval, managing project and liaison with FTL internal staff for other input required e.g. civil, geotech
  • Undertake cadastral land transfer survey work, peer review work of others, lodge digital lodgements, and receive approval as to survey by Land Information NZ
  • Complete required survey fieldwork and office calculations using Magnet software and Landonline to complete project
  • Establish and maintain relationship with clients
  • Supervise, train and mentor graduates and junior staff
  • Assist with review of Companies QA processes for survey related work and provide input as may be required
  • Such other duties as reasonably required from time to time.


About You

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSurv with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
  • Experience operating as a land surveyor in a commercial environment
  • An understanding of modern survey equipment, Land-on-Line and CivilCAD
  • Hold a current NZ driving licence


Personal Attributes:

  • Enthusiasm and a team player
  • Strong technical, analytical, verbal and reporting skills
  • Practical and a quick learner
  • Project/client focused, and willing to put in extra hours to meet project deadlines from time to time
  • Ability to work to time and budget and to ensure quality standards are met.


You must be a NZ Citizen or Resident to apply for this position.



To apply for this position, email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Professional Development

Fraser Thomas is a member of ACENZ and 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.


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

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.

Call us today to discuss your project

Auckland 09 278 7078

Tauranga 07 220 9277

Hawke’s Bay 06 211 2766

Christchurch 03 358 5936

Blenheim 03 428 3292

Nelson 03 222 1132