Our vision is to provide a healthy & safe environment where our people are challenged to grow & develop as individuals and succeed as a team. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity in the workplace.


It is a requirement of Port Taranaki that all employees are permanent residents of NZ with appropriate working visas. We also require all employees to complete a pre-employment medical check, including drug & alcohol testing.

We do not hold curriculum vitaes on file for any future vacancy that may arise.



Port Civil Engineer


Owned by the Taranaki Regional Council, Port Taranaki Ltd is strategically important to the economic development of the Taranaki region.  The Port Taranaki team pride themselves on delivering excellent service and a job well done, and one of our core values is to retain a ‘pioneering spirit’, to be flexible, adaptable, enquiring and resolute to purpose. We are seeking a self-motivated Civil Engineer who will set engineering standards and provide knowledge, skill and technical engineering support to ensure Port Taranaki’s civil assets are fit for purpose.


This is a key position within our Engineering team at Port Taranaki and will require the appointee to provide scoping and feasibility for engineering related projects as well as manage specialist external consultants and key stakeholder relationships. This role will provide conditional assessment and design of port civil infrastructure, roading and pavement and other civil projects as required.


Applicants must be tertiary qualified in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years’ work-based experience in civil engineering. 


To be successful in your application you will also need:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating practical solutions to engineering challenges with a view to commercial realities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with report writing experience
  • To be forward thinking, pragmatic and proficient at multi-tasking
  • A flexible attitude to working hours
  • A proven ability to work within a technical team, including specialist consultants and contractors.


Cultural fit is extremely important to Port Taranaki, so whilst you will be a highly experienced professional, you will also be someone with an engaging personality and values consistent with the vision of Port Taranaki.  As a company we place a strong focus on professional and personal development to ensure you are able to deliver to the maximum of your capability and grow your potential. 


It is essential that you are either a NZ Citizen or holder of a relevant visa and resident in New Zealand and that you hold a current full Driver’s License.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the above key selection criteria and you are motivated to contribute to the overall success of Port Taranaki, then apply online now.  Applications must include a CV, cover letter and application for employment form.


Applications close Friday 7 June at 5pm.

Please note: All Applications will be responded to during the week commencing 10 June 2019.


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  •   Port Taranaki Limited
        Port Taranaki Centre
        2-8 Bayly Road
        PO Box 348
        New Plymouth 4340
        New Zealand
  •   +64 6 7510200
  •   +64 6 7510886
  •   info@porttaranaki.co.nz

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About Port Taranaki

Port Taranaki is centrally located on the west coast of the North Island and is one of New Zealand 's key import and export ports.

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