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Architectural Technician – Intermediate to Senior

We deliver Quality Projects with Passion

Position: Architectural Technician – Intermediate to Senior
Location: Hamilton, Waikato
Role Type: Full time, Permanent

You will be that keen technician, with a real knack of putting quality buildings together, and excited about joining our strong Hamilton practice.
Stiles and Hooker is both an Architect and Engineering practice with a fabulous working environment to boot.
We are known as NZ’s leading Industrial/ Food Processing design team working on client’s projects, both in the Waikato, throughout NZ and overseas.

This role involves:
• Preparing architectural documentation
• Using Revit
• Preparing building consent applications
• Associated administrative duties

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

You will really get involved and have a voice!....100% participation!
You will have high professional standards, taking pride in creating quality-working documents and will have a great base (including a sound knowledge of NZ Construction) to work from without the need for a great level of management.
You will enjoy working in a positive team environment and have:
• NDAT or equivalent New Zealand qualification
• Excellent documentation & CAD skills
• Excellent communication skills. Fluent in both written and spoken English
• You must have a great knowledge of NZ building codes and construction
• Should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa
• Should have NZ Drivers licence

To be the right “fit”, you will…
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
• A great friendly team and an excellent working environment….family & wellbeing is important here!
• Company paid Health Insurance to qualifying employees (following initial 3 months employment), with the base package being at no cost.

We would love to hear from you…be prepared to share fully why you are the ideal candidate.


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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