Apply now Job no: 497679
Work type: Permanent
Location: New Zealand
Categories: Geoservices

About the role

We have a passionate and highly experienced team of engineers, geologists and project management consultants working on some of the biggest and most challenging infrastructure projects in New Zealand.  Our clients come to us because we provide them with unique technical leadership.

One of our Auckland Geotechnical Principals needs to return home and we now an opportunity for a Principal in the team.  We're looking for the best geotechnical engineer to join our specialist team and be part of our design hub.  If you feel your career growth has slowed then come to Coffey - there is plenty of room for leaders with us.

We can offer you flexibility to ensure you can manage a balance between home, work and family. There is genuine variety in the work and no two days are the same.

Come for the projects and stay for the benefits:

  • Flexibility - we are happy to work with you on this to make life easier.
  • Leave purchase scheme
  • Employee stock purchase plans
  • Professional memberships
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
  • Variety of work and projects


About you

You'll have a reputation for high quality geotechnical work and have Chartered Professional Engineer status.  You'll have worked in a consulting environment, communicating and liaising directly with clients and managing projects.  You're sought after as a mentor to members of your team. You will manage projects in the local market and are comfortable networking with industry professionals to continue to grow Coffey's business in Auckland.

You will need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and further study i.e Masters Degree
  • 10+ years broad geotechnical experience
  • Evidence of strong technical progression in your career
  • Experience in leading technical teams to successfully conclude projects

If you are looking to work on a broad range of challenging projects, tackle complex problems, design and deliver specialist solutions – with a business that is growing – this has to be your next career move.


About us

Every Coffey relationship is built on trust.

Trust that's hard-earned through our proven expertise, our depth of global experience and our commitment to stay one step ahead. 

Our specialists in geoservices, international development and project management work in partnership with our clients across the globe. 

We create value throughout the asset lifecycle in the transport and property infrastructure, and energy and resources, sectors.

We deliver vital international aid projects for our clients. 

Our united group of specialists take enormous pride in collaborating with our project partners. By digging deeper.

Thinking smarter. And seeing further.

All so we can deliver the smartest solutions, every time.

Coffey believes in equal opportunity.
We care about what makes us different - and it's our people.
We value our unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking. Our clients do too. They're the very things that drive collaboration and ingenuity in the solutions we deliver.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please call June Roberts in on  +64 3 336 5410 or email

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