Intermediate Land Development Engineer

Pre-Construction · Auckland, Auckland
Department Pre-Construction
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Us:

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.

Join us through one of our land development specialist member companies and help to change the way build-ready land is delivered in NZ. With projects spanning multiple urban environments across Auckland, and an up-to 10-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 

About The Role:

The Intermediate Engineer will report to the Senior Engineer, within the Land Development Team. The principal purpose of the Intermediate Engineer role is to provide technical expertise in the areas of planning, design and implementation of Land Development projects. You will actively contribute to the successful completion of projects, innovations, initiatives, and solutions outlined by the Senior Engineer and Neighborhood Design Lead. You will effectively conduct appropriate studies through construction observations to identify engineering problems and identify viable alternatives to resolve issues.

The Intermediate LD Engineer will embed quality assurance using our quality assurance systems, including; implementation, active management and reporting during the design, construction and close out phases of the project while also accurately maintaining documentation. 


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Civil/Land Engineering
  • Circa 3-4 years of experience within the Civil Engineering or Land Development industry
  • Good knowledge and application of design and visualisation software such as AutoCAD & 12D or similar
  • Good knowledge of design of Civil Engineering (including preparation of earthworks models, storm water, wastewater and water supply systems and structures)
  • Ability to be proactive, change focused and challenge status quo in a constructive way
  • Positive approach, self-motivation, willingness to learn
  • Absolute agreement to being flexible and adaptable within the Alliance and with the details of this role
  • Experience owning and driving day to day work, as well as conceptualising and developing new initiatives and better ways of doing things
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards

This role will suit a candidate who enjoys working in a dynamic environment where your priorities and pace of work will regularly fluctuate and change. The role is based in our head office in central Auckland; however we have active projects in Northcote, Roskill, Oranga, Mangere and 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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    Auckland, Auckland
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