New Zealand - Civil Opportunities (Transport Engineers, Transport Planners, Structural Engineers)

New Zealand
13 Jun 2019
13 Jul 2019
Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

Ryan Dunn describes what transportation engineering involves at Tonkin + Taylor


New Zealand - Civil Opportunities (Transport Engineers, Transport Planners, Structural Engineers)

Life at T+T is waking up in the morning and looking forward to getting into the office. Hard to believe right? Ultimately, we like to have fun and be challenged every day, which we believe contributes to our success.

Who we are and what we are doing

Our track record in heavy civils throughout New Zealand and the Pacific covers a diverse range of projects. Current projects include a wide variety of technical work across several sectors, including all aspects of landfill design and operation, earthworks engineering, contract management, 3-waters infrastructure design, sustainable urban stormwater design, coastal infrastructure, roads and rail.

We are proud to have recently been named on some of New Zealand's largest roading infrastructure projects, the City Rail Link (CRL), and RiverLink - which are presenting wonderful opportunities for our employees, and the potential for us to expand our Transport team!

With T+T, you will get to work with excellent clients and our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners through the whole life of a project - from concept design and consenting right through to tendering and construction - you will get to see your designs get built, and you'll have opportunity to get experience in all the stages of the project. The work is technically challenging and varied. We have various pathways open and scope for you to develop.


Due to sustained growth in several exciting areas of our business and, to help drive our growth T+T are currently seeking

Transportation Engineers (Intermediate, Senior and Principal)-Auckland/Wellington

You will have the opportunity to be involved in the delivery of multiple projects in a buoyant transport and infrastructure market across both NZ, Australia and the Pacific.  The work is technically challenging, varied and could see you involved in energetic Alliance and design build project environments as well as challenging transport/land use planning studies. We are working on landmark infrastructure projects across New Zealand and Australia.  We provide opportunities to work, learn and contribute across a wide range of sectors including transport, urban re-development, water resource, energy, ports and solid waste.

Transportation Planners (Intermediate, Senior and Principal)-Auckland/Wellington

Joining this team, you will be planning multiple projects in a buoyant transport and infrastructure market across both NZ, Australia and Asia Pacific.  The work is technically challenging, varied and could see you leading challenging transport/land use planning studies as well as shaping energetic Alliance and design build projects.

Senior Civil/Structural Engineers – Auckland/Hamilton/Tauranga

You can look forward to working on a wide range of exciting projects that involve all aspects of civil design. You will be responsible for the delivery of projects in respect to quality, programme and budgets. This will include interfacing and co-ordinating outcomes from related disciplines such as geology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering and contaminated land together with assisting client relationship building.

You can look forward to:

  • A highly competitive remuneration package
  • Potential for shareholding in one of New Zealand's largest employee owned environmental and engineering consultancies
  • Freedom and autonomy in the work you do
  • The opportunity to shape and contribute to some of New Zealand's most complex and challenging transport project
  • Join a Company that believes strongly in the value our people bring to our clients and their projects.
  • Professional memberships
  • Study assistance
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
  • Active social club
  • Paid parental and partner leave

About you:

  • A relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Member of Professional Institute
  • Multi-modal planning experience (Transport roles)
  • Relevant BEng or MEng qualification in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineers)
  • Chartered Civil Engineer -CPEng or overseas equivalent (Structural Engineers)
  • 15+ years' diverse experience in civil design, with an emphasis on civil structures (Structural Engineers)

At T+T, we offer an environment in which innovation, technical rigour and achievement of results are rewarded. With our commitment to training, we will support your career needs and provide opportunities for development. 

If you are not already convinced about joining us, we also offer competitive remuneration and transfer packages along with a wide range of employee benefits.  Tonkin + Taylor is not just a place to work - it's a place where your contribution will make a difference, and  where you can work alongside New Zealand's experts to solve some of the most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects nationwide.

If you are an individual that thrives on challenges, works well in a team, and are keen to support others in a growing industry; then this is the opportunity for you.

We are a dedicated team of professionals working in the environmental and consulting engineering space who enjoy our work and like to have fun. For further information on Tonkin + Taylor, go to

We are proud to be an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer and a member of Diversity Works.