Project Engineer

New Zealand

Job Summary:

The Project Engineer will be responsible for supporting the planning, coordination, and execution of construction projects in Auckland. This role involves working closely with the project management team to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards. The Project Engineer will play a critical role in managing technical aspects of projects, facilitating communication among stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning and Coordination:

    • Assist in the development of detailed project plans, including schedules, resources, and budgets.
    • Coordinate with various teams and stakeholders to ensure alignment on project objectives and timelines.
    • Monitor project progress and report any deviations from the plan to the Senior Project Manager.
  • Technical Support:

    • Provide technical expertise and support to the project team, ensuring adherence to engineering standards and specifications.
    • Conduct site visits and inspections to verify that work is being performed in accordance with project requirements.
    • Identify and resolve technical issues that arise during the construction process.
  • Documentation and Reporting:

    • Prepare and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including technical reports, progress reports, and change orders.
    • Ensure that all project documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible to relevant stakeholders.
    • Assist in the preparation of project status reports and presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Quality and Compliance:

    • Implement quality control procedures to ensure high standards of workmanship and material quality.
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant health, safety, and environmental regulations.
    • Conduct regular audits and inspections to ensure project adherence to specifications and standards.
  • Cost Management:

    • Assist in the preparation and management of project budgets.
    • Monitor project expenditures and ensure that costs are controlled within the approved budget.
    • Identify and report any cost variances and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Stakeholder Communication:

    • Facilitate effective communication among project stakeholders, including clients, contractors, suppliers, and regulatory authorities.
    • Organize and participate in project meetings, providing technical input and updates as required.
    • Address stakeholder concerns and queries promptly and professionally.


  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
    • Professional Engineer (PE) certification or equivalent is preferred.
  • Experience:

    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a project engineering role within the construction industry.
    • Demonstrated experience in managing and supporting construction projects from inception to completion.
  • Skills:

    • Strong understanding of construction methods, materials, and legal regulations.
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in project management software and tools (e.g., AutoCAD, MS Project, Primavera).
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid New Zealand driver’s license.
  • Willingness to work on-site and travel to different project locations as needed.
  • Strong commitment to safety and quality.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement