Vacancies at Cheal

As the cost of living in our larger cities continues to increase, why wouldn’t you consider relocating to some of the best spots in the North Island?  We currently have vacancies in Taupo, Rotorua, and Hamilton where you can have the best of both worlds – career and lifestyle (and did we mention no traffic?)

Cheal is a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Land Surveying, 3D Laser Scanning and Resource Management Planning expertise to a national client base. We have 6 branch offices throughout the central North Island.

We have the following vacancies available:

CAD Design Engineer (Civil) | Taupo

Are you interested in joining a diverse team of Engineering professionals whilst having the opportunity to work on some exciting Civil projects?  Cheal can not only offer this, but the unique location of Taupo provides you with the opportunity to be part of a thriving community in one of New Zealand’s most outstanding lifestyle environments.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following :

  • New Zealand CPEng status or heading in that direction
  • Demonstrable strengths in the use of Civil Design software packages (12D, Civil 3D, AutoCAD)
  • Exceptional client & project management skills

Lead Engineer | Rotorua

The Rotorua Lakes District has unique features requiring a high level of expertise across its land development projects.  Our Rotorua office is well established with a strong team and reputation for excellence.  As the region enters into a sustained growth phase, we have an opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer with strong CAD abilities and proven history across a wide range of Civil Engineering projects.

The ideal candidate for this role must possess the following :

  • New Zealand CPEng status highly desirable
  • Motivation to play a lead role in the growth of an Engineering team
  • Proven exceptional client & project leadership skills
  • Strengths in the use of Civil Design software packages (12D, Civil 3D, AutoCAD)

Intermediate Civil Engineer | Rotorua

The Rotorua Lakes District has unique features requiring a high level of expertise across its land development projects.  Our Rotorua office is well established with a strong team and reputation for excellence.  As the region enters into a rapid growth phase, we have a great opportunity for an intermediate level Civil Engineer with strong CAD Design abilities and proven history across a wide range of Civil Engineering projects.

The ideal candidate for this role must possess the following :

  • A solid post-Graduate experience base of 3-4 years
  • Strengths in the use of Civil Design software packages (12D, Civil 3D, AutoCAD)
  • Experience with field investigations including Geotechnical investigation.
  • Good client & contract management skills
  • The ability to work autonomously

Geotechnical Engineers | Rotorua, Napier, Hamilton

Geotechnical Engineers are in high demand in our Cheal Rotorua, Hamilton and Napier offices, providing opportunities for those professionals looking to relocate from the larger centers to achieve better lifestyle balance whilst working on some unique projects.

Contact us to discuss location options, specifically if you can demonstrate the following :

  • BE or similar with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Ideally NZ Chartered
  • Good Geotechnical software skills with AutoCAD skills an added bonus
  • Excellent client & project management skills
  • Experience with procurement
  • Good all-round MS office skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative

Licensed Cadastral Surveyors | Rotorua & Hamilton

It’s not often we have a vacancy for a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor but with land development projects in the Rotorua and Hamilton regions steadily increasing in numbers, our Survey team needs to expand.

We are looking for motivated Surveyors with a good attitude, solid Surveying experience and the ability to manage the needs of our clients.  You will need to possess the following

  • BSurv (New Zealand)
  • Current NZ Practising Certificate as a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
  • Experience with 12D & AutoCAD
  • A high level user of relevant equipment & an aptitude for technology

Graduate/Intermediate Surveyor | Taupo

Not licensed yet but mid-way between Graduation and submitting the paperwork?  If you would like to work with a progressive team of Survey professionals, consider joining the team at Cheal Taupo.  Our Taupo office is the hub of a network of Cheal branches throughout the Central North Island and our Survey team comprises some of the top Surveyors in the country.

We are looking for a motivated intermediate Surveyor with a good attitude, some basic post-graduate experience and ability to work with clients towards their goals.  You will need to possess the following :

  • BSurv (New Zealand) or National Diploma in Surveying
  • Experience with both Cadastral and Engineering survey projects
  • Experience with 12D & AutoCAD
  • A high level user of relevant equipment & an aptitude for technology

The Cheal culture is one of teamwork and exceptional communication with a commitment to professionalism and quality.  Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate how they fit this description.

Applicants will be New Zealand or equivalent (recognised by NZQA) qualified and experienced and must have the right to work in New Zealand.  Full, clean driving licence and skills in MS Office essential.

Cheal is committed to Health and Safety and equal opportunities in the workplace.  For a full Job Description or general enquiries please contact

Rebecca Hawke
Business Manager
rebeccah@cheal.co.nz