Project Engineer

· Auckland, Auckland
Employment Type Full-Time

Our vision at Piritahi is to change the way people live. We can do this by streamlining land development, laying the groundwork for neighbourhoods that are better to live in and homes that are more affordable.

Piritahi is an alliance of companies formed to speed up the supply of build-ready land. We prepare government-owned land for development and deliver new and upgraded infrastructure and amenity on behalf of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities. We are working within Kāinga Ora’s large-scale urban development areas where state-owned land is being better utilised for new warm, dry, healthy homes.

Our responsibilities include detailed civil design and construction; the removal of old state houses no longer fit for purpose; land remediation; arranging consents related to earthworks and infrastructure; construction of roads, parks and utilities, and looking after the communities we’re working in as we go. We also have several focus areas spanning our scope of work, meaning we collaborate to create outcomes that are far from business as usual! Work for Piritahi and be part of the core team of people developing a practical solution to Auckland’s housing challenges.

With projects spanning multiple urban environments across Auckland, and an up-to 5-year programme of work, this is a rare opportunity to be part of an alliance that will have a lasting impact upon the city’s communities. Surrounded by industry experts from six different companies all with a common purpose, a career at Piritahi is lined with incredible development opportunities.

As the Project Engineer you will be responsible for providing technical engineering assistance to the programme, ensuring timely delivery of the project. Due to the volume and variety of works, we require someone who comes with construction industry experience ideally within land development projects across Auckland.

This is a great opportunity to work on complex brownfield land development projects and assisting with the execution of the delivery at scale and pace.


  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering
  • Coordinate and implement project technical standards
  • Track key deliverables according to programme
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Identification and reporting of H&S controls
  • Execution of quality controls & assurance
  • Monitor sub-contractors and specialists to deliver project
  • Track agreed construction budgets, ownership of cost outcomes

Our head office is based in central Auckland, however this role will be based at one of our site offices in Northcote, Mt Roskill, Oranga, Mangere or Tamaki.  

We have a great culture driven by our vision. We offer a fun and dynamic working environment, career development and pathways into various areas relating to the engineering and construction sectors. The companies who make up the alliance are also family-based organisations who value their staff and have a passion for the communities they work in.

Opportunities on projects like this do not come around often! If you are someone who thrives in a complex and dynamic environment, then we want to hear from you.

Be part of NZ’s first land development alliance and apply now!

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  • Location
    Auckland, Auckland
  • Employment Type