At Miyamoto, it’s our people and our purpose that make us stand out. It’s our heart behind everything that we do that makes us authentic, and it’s our local and global experience that make us experts.  Right now, we are looking for a Senior / Associate Structural Engineer to provide technical delivery leadership and expertise to our Christchurch office and national team.  This role will suit a Senior Engineer with a wealth of experience in residential and commercial building design. A person who is interested in taking a lead role in driving delivery and providing high quality outcomes for clients. A person that will play a key role in supporting our mission to make technical excellence commercially viable. You will be joining a dynamic organisation and will see your thoughts and ideas come to life.

Who is Miyamoto?

Miyamoto is a locally-owned specialist engineering and construction consultancy. We are part of Miyamoto International, with over 70 years of experience providing seismic engineering and project services globally. Our experience and knowledge have accumulated from involvement in over 100 earthquakes. We work together as a global business, to provide our partners and communities expertise that no one else can offer.

As a purpose-driven company, we are looking for quality, dedicated people who align with our commitment to Save Lives and Positively Impact Communities. Miyamoto is living this purpose through active involvement in post-disaster environments, bringing specialist skills when most needed to support reconstruction. In recent years Miyamoto has been on the ground in Haiti, Nepal, Ecuador, Mexico and of course Christchurch, within days of destructive earthquakes to establish capability and support long-term rebuild programmes.

We’re looking for someone who is genuinely passionate about making a difference, providing authentic and responsive client experiences, and supporting our people and business to grow.

Tell me more about the job!!

The purpose of the role is to provide a deep understanding of residential and commercial structural design. This role will mentor, provide oversight and contribute to new processes and systems that improve quality and delivery. As a business we work as a national team, which means you will provide your knowledge and skill set nationally, and flexibility for some travel is required. You will provide effective project delivery and demonstrate excellence. You do this through effective client communication, internal project management and application of appropriate technical solutions.

As a Senior/ Associate Structural Engineer, you will work on multiple jobs.  You will work collaboratively with our team and our clients to understand the scope of work, the project deliverables, and our client’s businesses and strategic goals. You will have influence and oversight to ensure successful project delivery and resource management.

We are looking for:

  • A chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • 10 + years of practical application of principles and practices within a discipline
  • Proven experience and a track record in a consulting environment
  • Senior level experience in residential and commercial design and project delivery
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Sound judgement, initiative and ability to self-manage
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills

Want to join our team?

We will offer you an employee-centric environment and culture. Where you will feel like you are part of something great, looked after, and empowered. You will have access to some great staff benefits and fun events to attend.

In return for your professional approach and experience, you will be well rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, the opportunity to work with a close-knit team in a progressive, growing organisation that provides future development options and values your individuality and personal strengths and is committed to our purpose of saving lives and positively impacting communities.  If you are ready to take on the challenge of supporting our team of high-performing professionals, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]


All applications must be received no later than Sunday, 24 March 2019.  Please note that only applications from candidates who are eligible to live and work in New Zealand will be considered.

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