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Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Christchurch


Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our busy Christchurch team.

We require someone who has strong communication skills who would enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary practice of Geotechnical, Environmental, Civil and Structural Engineers, Surveyors and Planners. The type of work is varied ranging from residential and rural development, to commercial sites and large scale land development projects.

Our search is for a qualified and experienced geotechnical engineer who can comfortably work with a wide range of commercial and residential developments.

The successful applicant will be offered excellent remuneration and a great work life balance.

To be successful in this role you will ideally need:
• A degree qualification in geotechnical engineering.
• Have a minimum of five years of relevant New Zealand experience.
• Be a recognised Chartered Professional Member of Engineering NZ, or close to achieving this.
• Experience with slope stability analysis, retaining wall, foundation and pile design.
• Experience with construction monitoring and subcontractor supervision.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an acute attention to detail.
• Have a desire to assist with leading the team and mentoring junior staff.

This position will be a balance of office and field work and will involve working with our geotechnical and environmental engineering teams, as well as a range of clients and contractors.

This position will be primarily Christchurch based, however some travel will be required, particularly to assist our Nelson, Timaru and Greymouth based teams.

The position has flexibility to be full time, or part time and could also involve a combination of work within the office and from home if required. This can be discussed further during the interview process.

Davis Ogilvie has been established for over 85 years and has offices around the South Island; with a staff of 95. We provide our clients with a wide range of professional engineering, surveying and planning services.

All applications, including a full curriculum vitae and covering letter, will be treated in the strictest of confidence and should be directed to:

Kirsten Hall
Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd
PO Box 589, Christchurch 8140
Phone : 0800 999 333 or 03 366 1653
Email :

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