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Senior Structural Design Engineer/ Director Opportunity

We deliver Quality Projects with Passion

Position: Senior Structural Design Engineer
Location: Hamilton, Waikato
Role Type: Full time, Permanent
Date: September 2019

You will be that keen Senior Engineer, with internal drive to be the best and excited about joining our strong Hamilton practice. Stiles and Hooker is both an Architect and Engineering practice, with a focus on Industrial and Commercial work including being New Zealand’s leading Industrial / Food process facility design team.

This role involves:
• Engineering design for building projects including calculations, sketches, preliminary schemes, etc. the communication of this information to the draughting team and checking the drawings for technical adequacy
• Supporting growth of Engineering Design team
• Co-operating with draught persons, other engineers/ architects in order to produce the most suitable design
• Overseeing construction contracts, specification writing, prepare contract documentation and checking finished structural drawings
• Client liaison and building strong relationships with our key stakeholders

You will have the following:
• BE Civil (NZ Engineering degree)
• CPEng
• Experience in report writing, proposal writing and pricing projects
• Excellent communication skills. Fluent in both written and spoken English
• You must have a good knowledge of NZ building codes and construction
• NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
• NZ Drivers licence

To be the right “fit”, you will…
• Be a leader with our design Engineering team
• Have a varied and diverse technical background
• Be able to readily convey technical issues to non-technical people
• Be able to focus on the big picture whilst looking after the detail.
• Be that person with a practical background, adaptive & versatile.
• Whilst the right level of skill in important, we put a great focus on selecting people that truly “fit” with our company culture,
1. Integrity – We do right by the project, we do right by the team
2. Customer Focus – We make them part of our team, we truly understand them & deliver on promises
3. Team – We collaborate to succeed together
4. Quality – We use our skills and knowledge to provide quality that we are proud of
5. Passion – We celebrate our vision becoming reality…enjoy the journey
6. Balance – We are balance in all we do: Family, Health, Work & Play

We Offer:
• Competitive Remuneration that will be based on qualifications and relevant work experience
• For the right candidate, there will be great potential to grow to a key leadership role within the company, including potential Directorship
• A great friendly team and an excellent working environment….family & wellbeing is important here
• Company paid Health Insurance


Why did you want to be in the Engineering industry?

  • Are you excited to go to work each day?
  • Are you challenged?
  • Are you growing towards your goals?
  • Where are you heading?
  • Do you love seeing your designs come to life?

At Stiles and Hooker you will:
  • Have new opportunities and meet new challenges every day.
  • Experience ongoing learning and growth opportunities. If you think you’ve got this engineering thing sussed, think again. The learning never stops.
  • Have your ideas and concerns listened to. Got a new idea? We want to hear it.
  • Experience best practice and new innovation in a friendly team environment.

All you need is:
  • A strong analytical aptitude.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A passion for continuing education.
  • Creativity and an ability to think logically.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Be a team player.
  • Demonstrate excellent technical knowledge.

Of course we do all the usual stuff – residential, industrial and commercial buildings, but as New Zealand leaders in the dairy and primary processing industry you will work on exciting projects that will keep you challenged. Stiles and Hooker have world leading expertise designing structures for the primary process industry including hygiene facilities and processing plants for export dairy, meat and food production industries. Many of these projects are invariably complex involving extensive technical services and plant and equipment where exacting standards and a rigid time line to meet production schedules are critical.

We don’t just design buildings, anyone can do that, we deliver solutions for our clients. At Stiles and Hooker you will be part of a team making projects happen for our clients, not just another number in a cubicle. You will work closely with our experienced Engineers and right alongside our clients to bring their dreams to life. Stiles and Hooker are the trusted Engineers to New Zealand’s top primary process industry giants and they rely on us to make stuff happen.

At Stiles and Hooker we don’t offer jobs, we offer life long careers in a place that feels more like a family. Our staff are here to stay because when you know you “fit” you don’t need to look anywhere else. We’ll grow your strengths and manage your weaknesses through structured and regular coaching to assist with your personal and professional development.

Stiles and Hooker offers you a great salary package, free health insurance and the stability of a company that has been going from strength to strength for over 30 years. What are you waiting for?

To get your new career underway, please phone Glenn McHardie on 07 839 1254 or email

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