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

Intermediate Level Civil Engineer/Environmental – Highbrook Office

Working as an integral part of our Civil and Environmental teams, we will assist you to gain a broad overall understanding of projects (the big picture) through experience working across projects from start to finish, i.e. design, consent, tendering, construction observation and administration to completion.

The role will typically include:

  • 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.

Auckland Civil and Environmental engineering teams comprise of three CPEng with over 30 years’ experience each, a Civil Associate with 26 years’ experience in land development in the Auckland and Canterbury regions, three graduate civil and two graduate environmental engineers, a senior engineering technician and two senior civil/environmental engineers. We also have a licensed surveyor with 35+ years’ experience, and a team of surveyors to support land development projects.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Professional degree in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years detailed design, site assessment and observation experience in civil engineering work in New Zealand
  • Proficiency in Civil Engineering design software (Civil3D or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with relevant Codes of Practice, NZ Standards, technical publications and guidelines
  • Excellent written reporting skills
  • You must hold NZ residency status or be a NZ citizen.

Personal attributes:

  • Enthusiasm and a team player
  • Strong technical, analytical, verbal and reporting skills
  • Practical and a quick learner
  • Willingness to work in two or more different areas (e.g. civil design, stormwater, wastewater)
  • Ability to work to time and budget and to ensure quality standards are met
  • Keen to work towards Chartered Professional Engineer status.

A technical aptitude test will be required to be completed to our satisfaction by any preferred candidate.

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

Graduate-Intermediate Level Technician Surveyor – Highbrook Office

You will be a key member of our Survey team, assisting with the provision of high quality services, primarily in the Auckland region, but may also involve on-site or remote assistance to the Christchurch office with their project work around the Canterbury area. Workload demands will allow you to be involved in a proportionate amount of field to office work; you won’t be stuck at a desk day after day.

The role will typically include:

  • Engineering Surveying
  • Cadastral Surveying
  • Site and building survey monitoring
  • Preparation of reports and specifications, sketches and/or finished drawings.

Auckland Survey team comprises one Licensed Surveyor, with over 30 years’ experience, one senior surveyor (Associate), a graduate surveyor, and three technician surveyors.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Surveying diploma or degree
  • Confidence with Word, Magnet, GPS, Total and Robotic Stations and Land-on-Line
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand and have a current NZ driving licence.

Personal attributes:

  • Enthusiasm and a team player
  • Ability to listen, take instructions and to think for themselves
  • Good technical, analytical, verbal and reporting skills
  • Practical and a quick learner.

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

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

Hawke’s Bay 06 211 2766

Christchurch 03 358 5936

Blenheim 03 428 3292