Technical Director - Structural Engineering

Holmes Consulting LP

We're looking for technical experts to join a strong and collaborative team of Technical Directors driving quality and continuous improvement.

  • Play a crucial role in a strong team of Technical Directors
  • Bring your deep technical expertise the country's most complex projects
  • Share your expert knowledge to help our talented engineering teams
For more than six decades, across New Zealand and the world, Holmes Consulting has led the engineering industry in invention, creativity and quality. We’ve built our reputation on the strength of our technical brilliance, ability to innovate, and our unwavering commitment to delivering engineering excellence.
Holmes is very open to flexible working. If you’re looking to fit work around your life, or you’d just like to explore the possibility of a flexible working arrangement, we’d love to hear from you.
We’ve got 60 years of history delivering high-profile projects in New Zealand and beyond. Working with Holmes, you’ll have the opportunity to lend your technical skills to ground-breaking projects like Auckland Airport, the new Dunedin Hospital, Commercial Bay, or the Christ Church Cathedral—and many other challenging and exciting developments. We’re known for our creativity and problem-solving expertise, so you’ll be involved projects demanding the highest level of technical knowledge and ability. Holmes works on the largest developments in the market and the most gravity-defying artistic visions—and everything in between—so we’ve got the projects to match your technical ambitions!
We’re looking for technical experts to join a strong and collaborative team of Technical Directors driving quality and continuous improvement at Holmes. You might have specific areas of technical excellence, like concrete, timber or steel, or be more of a design generalist. Either way, you’ll have experience in delivering heavy-duty technical design guidance on complex and important projects, working with the latest technologies, systems and processes to determine design actions and structural behaviour. You will have also contributed to the advancement of the engineering profession by writing academic papers, presenting at conferences or contributing to external technical committees. Alongside your deep technical knowledge, you’ll have sound commercial skills, strong leadership and relationship-building capabilities, and excellent facilitation and presentation skills. You’ll thrive working in a close-knit team, where collaboration and communication cut across all levels and locations.
In return, you’ll be working with and guiding some of New Zealand's best engineers—providing technical leadership and innovation so Holmes continues to deliver projects that enhance the Holmes brand and deliver our customers immediate and long-term value. Holmes has a flat structure where you have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your engineering ambitions, working alongside like-minded people who love the challenge of pushing the boundaries and finding better ways to solve new and age-old problems.
Hard work's a big part of what's got us where we are today, but it's not the final word. At Holmes Consulting, we have a vibrant, fun culture. If sport is your thing you can join our touch, indoor netball, or football teams. Bootcamps, ski and cycle trips are also on the menu if you want to get involved, and we’ve got a range of social functions throughout the year if they take your fancy. We’re a friendly, relaxed team that loves getting stuck into great projects, with plenty of fun and good times along the way. 
Apply online here. If you’d like more information, please get in touch.