Cook Costello

Senior Civil Engineer

Primary Location: Whangarei

Discipline: Civil

Job No: WHG001SC

Cook Costello has an immediate requirement for a Senior Civil Engineer to support our amazing, talented, productive, diverse, multinational team of Intermediate and Graduate Engineers. Based in Whangarei, Northland you will have not only the opportunity to utilise your extensive technical skills but also assist in growing Cook Costello’s business whilst enjoying the fantastic Northland lifestyle whilst working on projects across New Zealand.

Cook Costello is a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy firm founded more than 40 years ago in Whangarei, New Zealand. Since then, we have expanded across both islands, now having offices in Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We pride ourselves on the quality each person brings to our team and are always keen to hear from outstanding individuals to add to our growing, innovative, multidisciplinary firm. 


Role Requirements

  • Good understanding of NZ design codes, standards, and legislation  
  • Relevant qualifications in Civil Engineering 
  • Ability to track project costs and time frames
  • Diverse Project Experience - land development, three waters/roading  
  • Broad understanding of civil design principles. 
  • Client focused with strong commercial understanding 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project and Contract Management experience, tender writing and contract documents for multi-disciplinary projects 
  • Feel equally at home managing your own projects, driving others and dealing with clients
  • Experience with 12d software is preferable but not essential

Join our 70 staff members from 13 countries in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Architecture and architectural design
  • Project management
  • Land development
  • Earthquake assessments and strengthening of commercial and private buildings


Rewards and Benefits

  • Fantastic benefits, wellness contributions, social events and focus on a healthy work-life balance.
  • Support for professional registration (if applicable) and ongoing professional development
  • The opportunity to be involved with a range of projects (residential and commercial) and experiences though our different disciplines
  • A positive and empowering work environment
  • The opportunity to travel between our Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Whangarei offices

We are passionate about creating amazing environments not just for our clients but also for our staff. We pride ourselves on maintaining an upbeat, well cared for team. If you are passionate about engineering and mentoring you may be the super star we are looking for.

So if you are available to start soon and want to be an integral part of a growing, innovative multidisciplinary firm, join us! Make the leap and apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to

Please note that you must be eligible to work in New Zealand

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