Senior Geotechnical Specialist

Date: 8 Sep 2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council




  • Help make Auckland more resilient
  • Drive and improve geotechnical engineering solutions 
  • Flexible working



He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Our Infrastructure and Environmental Services Division has an important opportunity for a geotechnical engineer to join our team.  Be at the forefront of creating better geotechnical solutions, undertaking geotechnical design and improving geotechnical standards!


Your role will initially focus on using your geotechnical expertise to support Auckland’s recovery from the extreme weather events over the past year.  


You will establish and maintain relationships with key service providers and other areas across the council family to provide geotechnical support and design advice, including engineering design where appropriate. You will also assist with responding to "one off" geotechnical events such as landslides as required, including the provision of relevant advice.
We will value your ability and interest in maintaining the currency of your technical and industry knowledge as you will assist with the geotechnical elements of technical guidance documents for use across the civil engineering industry in Auckland.  This presents you with the opportunity to positively influence geotechnical discipline in Auckland!
He kōrero mōu: About you
You thrive working in a dynamic environment and being part of multiple project teams. The projects and operating environment require a proactive approach, a natural ability to anticipate issues, strong communication, influencing and leadership skills.  
With a bachelor's degree in geotechnical engineering or a relevant field, your work experience in consultancy or the public sector focuses on geotechnical design, reviews and project management.
You have a good working knowledge of best practice and sustainable design practices. 


We are looking for a strong collaborator who builds effective working relationships with people of all backgrounds and professional disciplines.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is the largest territorial authority in Australasia providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.6 million people.  You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts who work flexibly and collaboratively towards creating a sustainable and resilient Auckland. 
You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council employee benefits!
See the position description for more information. Feel free to contact Shar Mahon on +64-27-769-1880 or to discuss this opportunity.   

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  A full driver's license is a requirement.


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Applications close on Sunday 1 October 2023

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


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