McMillen Jacobs Associates
  • 18-Feb-2020 to 18-Apr-2020 (MST)
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

McMillen Jacobs Associates Auckland Office has a career launching opportunity for a recent civil engineering graduate with an interest in structural engineering and a desire to learn how to design tunnels, shafts, foundations, buried structures, dams, temporary works and other related underground infrastructure.  We are seeking candidates ranging from entry level up to two years of experience.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the design of the challenging heavy-civil projects. Additionally, this position offers a great opportunity for a motivated, detail oriented, team-centric graduate engineer to work on anything from small, local jobs to large scale transit, railroad, highway, water and wastewater projects with construction cost routinely in excess of $1 billion.


  • Prepare civil and structural design calculations for tunnels, shafts, foundations, temporary excavation support systems and other types of underground structures
  • Integrate contractor construction methodology with designs
  • Coordinate with engineers in solving complex, multi-disciplinary design problems
  • Write technical reports and other documents explaining the basis for designs or recommendations
  • Direct and coordinate AutoCAD technicians on the proper display of plans, sections and details
  • Participate in the quality verification process for calculations and designs prior to submittal to the client
  • Occasionally visit project sites including sites under construction or carry out short-term field assignments


  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering (curriculum emphasis in structural engineering) from an accredited university.
  • Entry level: zero to 3 years of experience.
  • Direct job experience or relevant coursework in structural analysis, solid mechanics, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, reinforced concrete design, steel design, and basic geotechnical engineering.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to analyse problems and develop engineering solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with some of the industry standard CAD and BIM software packages, including Autodesk suite (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and REVIT)

Company Bio:

McMillen Jacobs Associates is a full-service engineering, environmental, and construction firm in the transportation, heavy civil underground, water resources, hydropower, and fisheries, markets. We are able to contribute to a project at the planning stage, navigate the regulatory requirements, develop a design, manage and self-perform construction, start-up, and commissioning.

Currently serving clients with over 430 staff members from 21 offices located in four countries, our superior technical skills include: geotechnical, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering; tunnel and underground project engineering; hydraulics and hydrology. We also have leading professionals in design and construction-related services for underground tunnels and stations, large-diameter wastewater and water tunnels and pipelines, heavy rail, light rail; fisheries; hydropower; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing and regulatory assistance; dam safety; spillway, intake, and water conveyance design and rehabilitation; as well as claims and dispute resolution.

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