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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 – Bay of Plenty

Who We Are:

Engineering Design Consultants (EDC) is an engineering consultancy with offices in Auckland, Christchurch and the Bay of Plenty offering structural, civil, geotechnical, environmental and fire engineering services.

We know there are many companies looking for Engineering staff at the moment.

Here’s Why You Should Join Us:

  • We are a well-established company with a large number of returning clients and plenty of work in the pipeline
  • We have grown to over 40 staff spread over three offices but are still small enough to value our friendly family culture
  • Our size means you can see jobs through from start to finish and can feel you are contributing and making a difference
  • We offer our staff a competitive salary and provide support with training and development. 
  • We always strive to provide an excellent professional service to our clients
  • We listen to our staff and are committed to providing opportunities for feedback so we can continue to provide a productive and supportive environment
  • We believe excellent communication is at the heart of our operations and essential to ensure effective relationships with both our staff and clients
  • We recognise our staff have a life outside work and thus have a Flexible Work Policy so you can get to those important personal occasions and appointments when you need to
  • We believe that excellent communication is key to our operations and essential for effective relationships with both our staff and clients we do

The Role:

We are looking for a Geotechnical Team Leader for our growing Whakatane office in the thriving Bay of Plenty.

The role involves providing technical expertise so the Whakatane Geotechnical Team can provide a high level of professional service to its clients.  The key technical tasks include:

  • Managing the BoP Geotechnical employee performance, workflow, work hours etc in accordance with Company Policy and Procedures;
  • Undertake the Lead Engineer role on significant projects;
  • Provide best practice geotechnical and geo-environmental investigations plus design in consultation with clients.

Although all senior staff help train less-experienced staff, it is the Team Leader role in EDC that plays a vital role in ensuring effective coaching, mentoring and leadership takes place.

The role also includes maintaining existing client relationships along with identification of new business opportunities.

Please see the attached job description for the detailed list of tasks.

About You:

You will need to be a NZ Citizen or have an appropriate work visa and a valid NZ Driver’s Licence.

The Essentials We are Looking for:


  • A tertiary qualification in geotechnical engineering
  • Chartered or working towards Chartered Professional (CPEng or CPEngGeol)

Previous Experience

  • A minimum of five years’ professional experience in geotechnical engineering
  • Seismic experience would be advantageous
  • Field logging of soils and rock
  • Wide range of slope stability investigation and analysis
  • Knowledge of technical software e.g. Slide, CoreGS, CPeT-IT, Cliq and MS Office
  • Experience in managing or leading a team is desirable

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral and especially in report-writing
  • Excellent inter-personal and relationship-building skills along with the ability to create a cohesive team culture
  • A willingness and aptitude to extend engineering knowledge and develop/extend leadership skills
  • Aptitude to learn new software as required

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