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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.

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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.

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Geotechnical

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.

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Structural

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.

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Fire

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

Environmental

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.

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

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

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Structural

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.

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Fire

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. 

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Environmental

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.

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Geotechnical Technician – Christchurch

WHO WE ARE

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.

We are looking for a technician to support our Geotechnical team in the Christchurch office.

KEY TASKS

  • Undertake and supervise field work for geotechnical investigations including hand augers, soil sampling testing, scala penetrometers and supervising contractors.
  • Logging of information and production of illustrative figures
  • Report writing
  • Assist in preparation of design documents and drawings
  • Undertake construction monitoring including formation inspections and compaction supervision
  • Communicate with the geotechnical team to deliver project documentation and outcomes to required deadlines.

These duties may also be undertaken for the Civil team when required.

QUALITY

  • Ensure all work is appropriately designed, filed, checked, published and distributed in accordance with EDC Quality Assurance and IT policies;
  • To 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.

ABOUT YOU

You will need to be a NZ citizen or have an appropriate work visa.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous Geotechnical field work experience
  • Tertiary qualification related to civil engineering or geology preferred

Skills/Knowledge

  • Hard working with good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Fit and healthy to undertake manual site work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A professional manner
  • Good communication with colleagues and others
  • Good personal organisation skills
  • Full clean NZ drivers’ licence
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships, both internally and externally
  • Tidy & presentable
  • Aptitude to learn new tools / software as required
  • Desire to maintain professional knowledge through up skilling and on-going training and/or development
  • Excellent inter-personal skills to collaboratively work and contribute within the team on projects
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously
  • A team player with an enthusiasm to learn
  • A passion for engineering
  • A positive and proactive attitude

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