Engineer | Invercargill

Posted on 27-Jul-2020
Application close date: 17-Aug-2020
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Job Specification

As New Zealanders we have an abundance of special outdoor places to explore. In order to continue to provide access to these places and ensure their safety, DOC manages many structures at these sites including bridges and huts. We are on the hunt for an experienced structural engineer to join our engineering team and help us manage this suite of visitor facilities.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As a DOC Engineer, you will be responsible for conducting asset inspections, identifying maintenance and upgrade requirements and designing new structures. Structures range from boardwalks and viewing platforms to 150m span suspension bridges. You will also be called upon to provide general engineering advice and staff asset inspector training.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for:

  • A broad structural engineering background, preferably with some exposure to cable-structure engineering.
  • AutoCAD and Microstran proficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in the New Zealand backcountry and a good level of fitness
  • A self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable legislation including health and safety and building regulations
  • An understanding of the work of the Department and how it contributes to New Zealand's future sustainability
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance competing priorities


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

The chance to join a large organisation that is still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

As DOC has a strong focus on Health and Safety, this role will also be responsible for leading a safety-first culture across all work sites.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications shall include a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae, demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.   Your application shall also include a short portfolio (maximum 30 pages) of personal work samples including hand calculations, hand sketches, construction drawings, reports and specifications.

For any enquiry, please contact Jonathan Calder

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 August 2020.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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