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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer (Whangarei)

Hawthorn Geddes has an opportunity for a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

  • Exercise your full potential and be part of the bigger picture.
  • Varied and interesting work.
  • Be involved in a broad range of projects in challenging geology
  • Genuine focus on Training & Mentoring – further your knowledge directly from experienced members of the team.
  • Dynamic and fun work culture.
  • Enjoy Northland’s lifestyle and family environment.
  • Up to $90K, healthcare scheme, structured remuneration, funded training and CPD.

Are you a recent graduate looking to exercise your skills in complex geology? Do you want to be involved in projects alongside broader engineering disciplines? Do you have a strong ambition to step ahead of your peers?

Hawthorn Geddes engineers and architects ltd is a highly regarded and long standing independent multidisciplinary practice based in Whangarei and Warkworth with clients throughout New Zealand and beyond covering geotechnical, environmental, civil and structural engineering as well as architecture. We are looking for a graduate geotechnical engineer, preferably with some field work experience and aspirations to develop their assessment and analysis skills. The role will be based in our Whangarei office.

The ideal candidate will have good oral and written skills and preferably be New Zealand trained, qualified to a BE or BEngTech level or equivalent.

The role will include working closely with our engineers of other disciplines and architects as well as contractors and external consultants.

Hawthorn Geddes offer attractive remuneration packages, including a staff healthcare scheme (which can be expanded to include family members) and a friendly, inclusive & collaborative working environment.

The business is managed by three active directors, each operating in their relevant fields of engineering and design with a ‘hands on’ approach to delivery.

Whangarei, one of the fastest-growing cities in New Zealand with diverse communities, along with the wider Northland, provides fantastic lifestyle opportunities with ready access to a wide range of outdoor activities incl. diving, sailing, fishing tramping and so much more.

Why just holiday here when you can have it on your doorstep all year?

Please email your CV and cover letter at, for the attention of the Office Manager.

Direct applications preferred.

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