Principal Structural Engineer (Auckland)

At GRIT Engineering, we are driven to understanding our client’s issues or challenges and provide smart, practical and fit for purpose solutions for every engineering problem (smart, safe, sustainable, durable, economic, you name it). Our team are all about adding value in their areas of expertise (industrial and infrastructure) and walk the talk every time.

At GRIT we don’t do can’t.


As the Principal Structural Engineer, you will originate designs, review and approve the work of other engineers/designers to ensure proposed solutions are smart, fit for purpose and fully meet specifications. You ‘own the challenge’ and are not afraid to get stuck in.

On top of this, you will:

• Carry out structural integrity condition assessments, fitness for service and engineering risk assessments as well as quality control and construction monitoring inspections.

• Work with the GRIT team to develop fit for purpose structural engineering and design solutions for existing assets, new builds or alterations.

• Undertake design reviews and approve the work of other engineers/designers to ensure proposed solutions are smart, fit for use and fully meet specifications.

• Act as a technical focal point to support the Lead Structural Engineer.

• Mentoring and training less experienced team members. 

• Develop and review project specific specifications, quality control requirements and compliance documentation.

• Drive continuous improvement and look for opportunities for personal and business growth ensuring GRIT is always at the forefront of technology and outperforming competition.


Our team are an awesome collaborative group that are passionate about the work they do. They deliver more than expected and put heart into everything they do.

We are on the lookout for an experienced, adaptable and resilient Principal Structural Engineer who:

15+ years of structural engineering experience, including at least 5 years New Zealand experience. 

• CPEng qualified in New Zealand with a competency in steel and concrete structures. 

• Experience with design of concrete and steel structures and ability to demonstrate or provide examples. 

Ability to demonstrate complex structural concepts and design process understanding. 

• Technically proficient with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of New Zealand seismic design and Steel/Concrete material standards. 

• Has excellent verbal and written English and report writing skills.

• Be up for a challenge. Have absolute integrity to be responsible and work independently. 


When you work at GRIT, you will be part of a fun, unique and diverse team and have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of engineering and asset management projects.

You will also have access to:

• Work life balance, opportunity for flexible work arrangements

• Annual team day

• Phone and laptop for work and private use

• Vehicle for travel

• Health insurance

• Our free Employee Assistance Program for all staff


Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you have what it takes to be part of GRIT? Click on the Apply button and submit your CV and cover letter, now. Tell us about yourself and what you will bring to GRIT – we are ready to be impressed.

Please note, no overseas candidates will be considered unless there is a current residence visa or New Zealand/ Australian citizenship in place.