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Land Development Engineer

Otago - Queenstown

Land Development Engineers – 2 Positions Available to Bring Your Best

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Due to a period of sustained significant growth in the Queenstown Lakes District we now have an exciting career opportunity available for a Land Development Engineer assessing engineering specifics of proposed land development works.

As part of our Planning and Development Team, this is your opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, and to really make a mark ensuring the quality of the District’s land development is appropriate and sustainable for the future. 

The Planning and Development Team plays a vital role in helping manage significant growth in a way that delivers high quality and professional services for residential, commercial and industrial projects across the district.  We need highly capable, experienced people across a broad range of skill sets to complement our existing team so that our Resource Management Engineering assessments and practices lead to privately developed infrastructure that provides high-value, long-term and low-risk outcomes for the community we serve and safeguard. 

What we’re looking for

Our ideal candidates will be vibrant, willing to make a difference and believe in, care about and take responsibility for what they do.

If you have experience in land development/subdivision engineering, resource management engineering reporting, or are willing and able to learn then this could be the job for you. We are seeking candidates who ideally bring:

  • Sound knowledge of the land development industry
  • Knowledge of 3 Waters’ reticulation systems, roading and land management
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a positive team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining relationships across a broad range of stakeholder
  • Relevant qualifications in Surveying, Engineering or a similar discipline.

The Benefits

  • Comprehensive training and development will be provided to the successful candidates
  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities.

 Why the Queenstown Lakes District?

Whatever you’re looking for lifestyle opportunities – urban or rural; vibrant or laid-back – you’ll find it here, supported by a fast-growing, entrepreneurial economy in an environment that will take your breath away.  Outstanding schools and high standards of living, coupled with endless outdoor pursuits and cultural opportunities make the Queenstown Lakes District the perfect place for anyone seeking space and opportunity.

For more information or to find out more about these roles, please go to, or contact David Wallace, Manager of Resource Management Engineering, on 

Job Description

Applications close: 05 Jul 2019