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At EDC your project will be guided through each stage of the development and construction process by a multi-disciplined team of specialists, who are highly qualified and experienced in Civil, Structural, Fire, Geotechnical and Environmental engineering.

Our skills are appreciated by a wide range of clients including architects, developers, planners, surveyors and building owners.


From initial concepts to detailed design our civils projects include land development advice for a range of project types, including earthworks, stormwater drainage, water supply and environmental performance.



Our team undertake geotechnical assessments and risk mitigation design for a diverse range of geohazards, including erosion, ground strength, liquefaction risk, slope stability, settlement analysis, ground improvement, retaining wall and pile design.



Highly experienced in a diverse range of small to large-scale projects, our track record for engineering excellence includes work on: multi-storey apartment buildings, offices, warehouses, factories, churches, schools, community facilities and residential projects.



Taking a detail-oriented ‘hands-on’ approach, providing fire engineering designs, construction detailing advice, and passive fire protection assessments for new and existing buildings from concept to completion


EDC’s specialists in sustainable design and land contamination marry the need for safe, future friendly sites and development economy. From contaminated land studies, site remediation, energy Efficiency design to sustainable infrastructure.




We have a wealth of experience to offer, whether it be a new garage, multi lot subdivision or multistorey building. Our projects pages showcase this diverse work history input that has assisted in the success for our clients. These projects can be filtered to help you see projects similar to your own and give you the confidence that EDC are the design team for you.


By facilitating effective and sustainable use of natural resources we provide practical and cost-effective solutions to earthworks, roads and drainage .



Our experienced geotechnical engineers play a key role in identifying and controlling abnormal ground related project costs ensuring bringing stability whatever the build.



Highly experienced in small through to large-scale projects, our track record for engineering excellence includes: multi-storey apartment buildings, offices, warehouses, factories, churches, schools, community facilities and residential projects.



Designing buildings to consider life safety and property protection in the event of fire is at the core of EDC’s specialist fire engineering service. 



Our extensive understanding and knowledge of soil contamination, environmental standards and regulatory requirements, forms the basis of our cost-effective, innovative design service resulting in sustainable and safe sites.



Value is achieved when using more the one of EDC’s engineering disciplines, the synergy of this resulting in smoother, faster design process and ultimately a more cost-effective process.


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Geotechnical Team Leader – Auckland

We are looking for an enthusiastic, technically excellent go-getter to continue guiding our fantastic team of geotechnical engineers. Take your career to the next level as you step into this management role, while allowing time to keep your eye on technical tasks. If you enjoy coaching junior staff, working hands on with clients, managing projects, and working with a great team, look no further. We are a company with an exciting future, and you could be part of that. Take the step, set your own agenda!

Engineering Design Consultants Ltd (EDC) is a medium-sized, multi-disciplined engineering consultancy providing clients with an innovative, reliable, friendly service and creative solutions to ensure a smooth pathway from conception to completion. We have offices in Auckland, Christchurch and in the Bay of Plenty offering structural, civil, geotechnical, environmental and fire engineering services predominantly for architects, developers, planners, surveyors and building owners.

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Flexible working arrangements (including work from home);
  • Shareholder/ownership is a future prospect subject to 12 months continued service and current shareholders’ sign off;
  • Private use of company vehicle as well as a parking bay at the office (optional);
  • Company laptop, mobile phone and number;
  • Annual bonus (discretionary);
  • Memberships to professional organisations;
  • Annual training budget for professional development.


  • Manage AKL Geotechnical employee performance, workflow, work hours, etc. in accordance with company policy and procedures (with support from HR);
  • Complete monthly invoicing (AKL Geo team targets provided);
  • Prepare fee proposals and engage with existing and prospective clients;
  • Communicate and coordinate in a professional manner with other project stakeholders and deliver successful project documentation and outcomes to required deadlines;
  • Review training and mentoring requirements of AKL Geotechnical employees and provide relevant recommendations to Geotechnical Director;
  • Participate in Strategic Planning sessions as required.


  • Undertake the lead engineer role on significant projects;
  • Provide best practice geotechnical investigations and design in consultation with clients;
  • Undertake and supervise slope stability analysis, including if required, tape and level surveys;
  • Prepare clear concise, factual and interpretative reports, design, specifications, contracts and drawings;
  • Review Geotechnical team reports for release;
  • Liaise with clients’ design team (i.e. structural engineers, architects etc.) to provide the information they require;
  • Provide appropriate design solutions such as retaining walls, excavation, slope stability measures, dewatering, etc.;
  • Contribute to the development of technical capability of the Geotechnical teams in Auckland, Christchurch and Bay of Plenty;
  • Preparation of documentation packages;
  • Undertake site inspections as required;
  • Undertake and supervise on-site wastewater treatment and effluent disposal design to GD06 or other standards.

Quality and Health & Safety:

  • Ensure that all work undertaken, and behavior exhibited is in accordance with appropriate professional and technical standards and in accordance with EngNZ Code of Ethics and AS/NZS Standards;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of guidelines, technical standards, legislation and codes of practice relevant to Geotechnical Engineering practice in New Zealand.
  • Ensure all work is appropriately designed, checked, published, and distributed in accordance with EDC QA, H&S, Safety in Design and IT policies and procedures.
  • Maintenance of CPEng status via continued professional development involvement;

Business Development:

  • Client liaison, marketing and networking to ensure client satisfaction, repeat business and identification of new opportunities in the market;
  • Liaison with other discipline areas of the business to provide a total service solution to clients;
  • Identify project risks for all tasks and address them properly.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in geotechnical engineering in NZ preferred;
  • Seismic experience would be advantageous;
  • A tertiary qualification in geotechnical engineering;
  • Chartered Professional (CPEng) or application lodged.

Skills, Knowledge and Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good working knowledge of computers and relevant technical software, e.g. Slide, CPeT-IT, CLiq;
  • A track record in geotechnical engineering assessments and foundation design across a variety of projects;
  • Wide range of experience in mapping, logging and investigations;
  • Wide range of slope stability investigation and analysis experience;
  • Knowledge of Contamination Investigation Guidelines would be an advantage;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously;
  • Full, clean NZ car drivers’ licence.

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