Vacancies at EDC Ltd.

Junior Geotechnical Engineer – Bay of Plenty

We require a Junior Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Bay of Plenty office, based in Whakatane.

At EDC we are growing and looking at new opportunities in the Bay of Plenty and around New Zealand. We require an ambitious Junior Geotechnical Engineer who is looking for a role in a company where you can really make a difference.

You’ll be working alongside design teams, liaising with clients, contributing to the team strategy, running projects, all the while working with a great team full of like minded people.

As a medium sized firm we take pride in being adaptable, so this is your opportunity to develop your career in a direction that suits you, with plenty of support from the experience that already exists at EDC.

EDC looks after its employees. We offer good salaries, benefits and bonuses, and you’ll have the opportunity to join our incentive scheme for senior staff once you’ve proven yourself.

If you want to take control of your career, apply now!



  • Undertake Geotechnical Investigations including Hand auger and Scala Penetrometer testing, supervising test pitting, CPT and Machine Boreholes;
  • Analysis of the factual investigation data including (but not limited to):
    • Retaining wall design;
    • Slope stability analysis;
    • Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading analysis;
    • Bearing capacity;
    • Settlement.
  • Undertake Geo-Environmental Investigations, including sampling and analysis of results;
  • Geotechnical site inspections of construction projects;
  • Prepare clear concise, factual and interpretative reports, design, specifications, contracts and drawings;
  • Client liaison, marketing and networking to ensure client satisfaction, repeat business and identification of new opportunities in the market;
  • Liaison with other discipline areas of the business to provide a total service solution to clients.


  • To ensure that all work undertaken, and behaviour exhibited is in accordance with appropriate professional and technical standards and in accordance with EngNZ Code of Ethics and AS/NZS Standards;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of guidelines, technical standards, legislation and codes of practice relevant to Geotechnical Engineering practice in New Zealand.


  • Possible travel around New Zealand including visits to the Auckland and Christchurch offices as required;
  • Any other duties the Employer may reasonably require the Employee to perform.


Qualifications / Experience

  • Seismic experience would be advantageous;
  • A tertiary qualification in geotechnical engineering.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good working knowledge of computers and relevant technical software, e.g. Slide and other similar programs.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships, both internally and externally;
  • Aptitude to learn new tools/software as required;
  • Desire to maintain professional knowledge through up skilling and on-going training and/or development;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills to collaboratively work and contribute within the team on projects;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously.

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