Structural Engineer – Team Leader – Whakatane/Bay of Plenty

This brand-new role has been created due to the ongoing growth of this employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering consultancy.

The Whakatane-based Structural Engineering Team requires a Senior Structural Engineer to step into the role of Team Leader to spearhead and strengthen the currently small team of three engineers.

This opportunity would suit a Senior Structural Engineer keen to step up into a lead level role. Reporting directly to the Structural Engineering Director based in Auckland, the successful candidate will be given the autonomy to grow and develop the team and to develop relationships with new clients, in line with the continued expansion and growth of the consultancy.

The role provides the flexibility to combine working on-site in the Whakatane office and from home. Relocation assistance is on offer if the successful candidate does not already reside in the Bay of Plenty region.

Whakatane is the sunniest place in New Zealand and offers beautiful outdoor spaces; a relaxed lifestyle; a welcoming community; a bustling town centre; rich cultural history; excellent public services; and notably, significant local expansion planned which promises to bring diverse business and employment opportunities to the area.

The Whakatane office was established in 2017 in response to the on-going growth and development of the Bay of Plenty region. The office has been consistently busy and continues to grow with interesting, diverse residential, commercial, and industrial projects secured.

The Structural Engineering Team is currently involved in a number of projects including:

  • SED for new dwelling builds that are beyond the scope of NZS3604.
  • Lots of SED foundations for new dwelling builds to suit the soil conditions.
  • Seismic assessments of old commercial buildings and development of strengthening schemes.
  • Design for new commercial structure builds.


Established in the mid-1980s, this respected company provides multi-disciplinary expertise that allows clients to use just one engineering company for their entire project. This consultancy has strong existing partnerships with a wide range of clients, providing services for architects, developers, planners, surveyors and building owners. The consultancy is resourced in structural, civil, geotechnical, environmental and fire engineering service and has offices in Auckland, Christchurch, and Whakatane. The individual engineering teams integrate with each other across projects in a supportive team working environment.

This new role offers an incredible chance to move into working within a busy, medium sized, multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy that places a high value on the work-life balance of its employees. With just under fifty employees, the consultancy prides itself on maintaining a supportive and friendly work-place culture, with regular social events, approachable management and a focus on staff wellbeing and career development across the board.

Alongside a market leading salary package of $100-$150K per year, (depending on experience and registrations), the benefits on offer include:

  • Private use of company vehicle and a parking bay at the office.
  • Company ownership/shares options.
  • Annual bonus (discretionary).
  • Very flexible working conditions including work from home and a nine-day fortnight.
  • Company laptop and mobile phone.
  • Memberships to professional registrations.
  • Annual training budget for professional development.
  • Relocation assistance


Ideally you will already be based in New Zealand and hold the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in Structural Engineering.
  • New Zealand based experience preferred.
  • A tertiary qualification in Structural/Civil Engineering
  • CPEng registered or currently working towards this.


For further information and a confidential discussion about this role please contact Mike on