2015 Engineering Careers Expo Event as iCalendar

29 April 2015

10:30am - 2:30pm

Venue: Faculty of Engineering Atrium

Contact email: careers@auckland.ac.nz

The CDES Engineering Careers Expo will showcase some of New Zealand's leading internship and graduate employers, and they want to meet you! Come and speak to a range of organisations and professional bodies who will be attending to offer information about opportunities available in their industries.

Who is the Expo for?

All Engineering students – First years through to final years!

  • Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and interact face to face with potential employers
  • Come and speak to employers to find out about internship and graduate roles, opportunities and gain valuable insight to guide your career development journey
  • Find out what it is like to work at a range of organisations (see list below)
  • Network and build relationships with your preferred organisations

Get Expo ready!

  • This event only comes once a year, so make the most of it! Make a great impression, come dressed to impress and get event ready
  • Employers like speaking to students who are interested and want to find out more, so research the employers you may wish to work for before the expo and prepare questions to ask them
  • Take the opportunity to attend free networking, personal branding and LinkedIn workshops to get ready for this event

New LinkedIn Profile Photo booth

For the first time at an Engineering Careers Expo, CDES will be offering a free portrait photo service, so come dressed to impress and take advantage of this great service. Don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet? We can help you with this at our LinkedIn workshop.

CV Checking Booth

If you have attended one of our workshops you are eligible to get your CV checked by a graduate recruiter at the event. Register here for this service.


Make sure you join the event on our Facebook page and you’ll gain access to important updates and tips.

This event is exclusive to University of Auckland students.

Don’t forget to bring your student ID.


Organisations that will be attending include:

AECOM and URS have joined resources and now operate as a single company like no other. More than ever, AECOM is helping to positively impact lives, transform communities and make the world a better place.The new AECOM offers the capabilities to design, build, finance, operate and maintain infrastructure assets across a range of global markets. Whether we serve clients at one phase of the project lifecycle or throughout it, our role is to apply creative vision, technical expertise, interdisciplinary insight, and diverse experience to address complex challenges in new and better ways.


ASB was the first bank to recognise the value of information technology, and we have never lost our focus on developing world-class customer-centric innovations. To support the shift in innovation and digital landscapes, we have launched a dedicated Technology scheme 'Start Me Up' for anyone wanting to kick start a Career in Technology. We are looking for people who share our values of caring, passion, integrity and ambition to be involved in a business that is inspired by success. Our mission through the course of this programme is to set you on an accelerated path to becoming a Technology & Innovation genius. The 18 month programme is based on a hands-on approach to development where you will learn from experts and gain valuable experience across different platforms. Some highlights include: On the job learning, plus specialist training courses. Encouragement and support from programme manager, mentors and buddies. An attractive salary package, which comes with great banking benefits. To find out more, come visit us and meet some of our recent graduates! To register your interest in the next intake, apply here: https://careers.asbgroup.co.nz/jobdetails?jobmc=116377FM


Atlassian unlocks the potential in every team. Our products help teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. Nearly 40,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Netflix and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn about products including JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, Bitbucket and Stash at http://atlassian.com.


Auckland Council are the largest local authority in Australiasia and our team of over 8,500 people are achieving things today that have never been done before in New Zealand. We have a vision to create the world's most liveable city.


Auckland Transport is responsible for all of the region’s transport services (excluding state highways), from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport.Auckland Transport is a Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council. The organisation combines the transport expertise and functions of the eight former local and regional councils and the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA). The establishment of Auckland Transport marks the first time in Auckland’s history that all transport functions and operations for the city have come under one organisation.


Aurecon provides world class consulting engineering, management and specialist technical services to clients across around the globe. An independent, employee owned company, Aurecon has more than 7,500 staff working collaboratively across offices in 26 countries, with project experience in more than 80. We empower our people to pursue their career aspirations and better the communities in which we work.  Our projects are widely recognised for engineering and technical excellence.


Beca Our 3000+ team of engineers, planners, project managers, architects, quantity surveyors and valuers practise in a wide range of disciplines, so Beca can offer graduates opportunities to be involved in a huge variety of work, in diverse locations around the globe. Most graduates will start off working in a particular area, but as opportunities and new projects arise, many have the opportunity to move to other sites, offices, sections, and even countries. Either way, as a large multidisciplinary consultancy, we can offer you invaluable site experience and office-based design experience, not only within your area, but from a variety of different areas.


Calibre Consulting Earlier this year Spiire New Zealand joined with Brown Consulting and parent company Calibre Group.  Given that Calibre Group own a number of companies across the Asia-Pacific region, both Spiire and Brown Consulting will rebrand to Calibre Consulting Monday 24 November 2014.


Carter Holt Harvey Pulp The vision of Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper is to be the leading supplier of kraft based linerboards to the Australasian region and a preferred supplier of radiata pulp to the growing Asia Pacific market. Kinleith Mill is located near Tokoroa in New Zealand's Central North Island Region. Kinleith is our largest mill, producing bleached and unbleached softwood kraft pulp and a range of linerboards and medium used in packaging. Tasman Mill is located in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand near Kawerau. Here we manufacture a range of specialty pulp products used by manufacturers of high quality paper, tissue and building products. New Zealand is famed for its unspoilt natural environment - we aim to keep it that way. An absolute commitment to environmental responsibility is an integral part of our business philosophy. This begins with wood fibre sourced from responsibly managed exotic plantation forests which provide a natural sink for carbon dioxide and we support FSC Chain of Custody certification as a formal means of demonstrating our commitment.


Compac Sorting Equipment is an Auckland based hi-tech firm that designs, manufactures, and installs fresh fruit grading and weighing machines. We are a global company with around 400 employees worldwide and send our machines around the world - 90 per cent of everything we make is exported.  This global reach gives our staff the opportunity to travel on sales, service and installation assignments to places such as North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The technology we develop and use includes digital electronics, visual and complex packing units. Every summer we open our doors to university students studying subjects such as mechanical/electrical/electronic engineering, mechatronics, software development, and computer science for internship experience.


Cubic Defence New Zealand (CDNZ), based in Auckland, works with a range of state-of-the-art technologies to develop advanced “laser-strike” type training systems used by defence and security forces around the world.  Our systems focus on providing realistic battle scenario training and include communications and position tracking capabilities to provide real time monitoring and control of exercises. The company is part of Cubic Corporation, which is a global leader in defence and transportation systems and services, providing air and ground military-training products and transportation fare-collection management systems to over 50 countries.  Cubic has its headquarters in San Diego, California and has offices worldwide.


Downer New Zealand has a long history of developing our people into capable leaders. We challenge our graduates in a practical setting and ensure you are capable of dealing both operationally and technically with diverse projects throughout the business. Our Graduate Programme is designed for civil engineering graduates working full time who are actively seeking IPENZ accreditation. We’ll ensure that you acquire the experience needed to succeed in the industry.


Electrix We are a leading provider of engineering, construction and maintenance services to asset owners in the utility, industrial, commercial, resources, and infrastructure sectors. We have been in business in New Zealand since 1955 and commenced operations in Australia in 1997.  Growth is an important part of our strategy as we continue to extend our capability and explore opportunities in new markets. In addition to our home markets, we have completed major projects in; Fiji, American Samoa, Indonesia, the Maldives and the Marshall Islands. Our capability includes; Commercial, Distribution, Gas, Generation, Industrial, Telecommunications, Transmission, Transport, Water. We have a statement of purpose centered around "Pride, Performance and Value" which gives us a solid foundation and direction.  Our culture is open and supportive which ensures that we work as a cohesive and united team sharing a commitment to our customers and each other.


Ellis Terry is a specialist patent attorney and law firm based in the Auckland and Wellington CBDs. Intellectual property is at the intersection of technology and law and attracts graduates with a strong technical background and an ability to understand new concepts quickly. The work is always diverse and stimulating, closely interacting with some of the most exciting high tech companies in New Zealand and Multinationals. We provide an extensive training program for graduates toward qualification as a patent attorney, and a working environment that is exciting and relaxed. Teamwork and community responsibility are important to us, as is office culture. Ellis Terry is a fun place to work and we would like to hear from you if you are passionate about commercialising technology.


EY is a global professional services organisation that provides a broad array of assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. We are committed to building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities, and we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service.


Fisher & Paykel Appliances designs, manufactures & markets a range of innovative household appliances developed with a commitment to technology, design, user-friendliness & environmental awareness. We have been designing products since 1934 & have grown into a global company operating in 50 countries, manufacturing in the USA, Mexico, Italy, Thailand & New Zealand. Our design heritage is founded on a pioneering spirit & a culture of curiosity that has challenged conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored to human needs. For us, legacy is about looking to the future while ensuring what we develop today is aligned to the fundamental principles of sustainable design. We are committed to ongoing research and development. Our culture is one of open innovation, which allows people to work collaboratively to find insights & ideas that connect with our customers & respect our planet.


Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of innovative healthcare devices which incorporate unique features to improve patient care. Our products & systems are for use in respiratory care, acute care and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Each year we have exciting internship & graduate opportunities for students to develop world class skills and gain exposure to design, manufacturing, regulatory, quality, marketing and clinical research.


Fletcher Construction is New Zealand's largest construction firm, the builder of many of NZ's iconic infrastructure projects and buildings.  Come and visit us to discuss a Summer Intern or Graduate role.


Fulton Hogan We see our Engineering graduates as an investment in the future.  They will one day become managers and leaders and play a pivotal role in the ongoing success of Fulton Hogan.


Gentrack employs over 180 staff and we are known for having a strong culture to support graduate development. We create an environment which challenges our Graduates to use their creativity and ingenuity to attack problems and create solutions which maximise value to our clients. We take on board over 30 new Analyst Programmers annually and we’re committed to matching that figure as we continue to expand.


GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Committed to creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 8500 people delivers engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to public and private sector clients across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. www.ghd.com


Halliburton is one of the world’s leading providers of products and services to the upstream energy industry, serving the life cycle of the reservoir-from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.


Harrison Grierson is widely regarded as one of the leading engineering and design consultancies. As a medium sized, NZ owned multidisciplinary company, we are able to provide you with challenging and varied work to help progress your career.


HEB Construction is a dynamic and innovative leader in the construction of New Zealand Infrastructure.  We deliver all facets of civil construction including roading, earthworks, water/wastewater, drainage, subdivisions, road maintenance, structures, bridging and precast.


Honeywell Welcome to Honeywell a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufacturer’s new technologies, products and solutions that address tough macro challenges across diverse industries. Honeywell Building Solutions installs, integrates and maintains the systems that keep facilities safe, secure, comfortable, and productive and energy efficient.You will work with critical building management systems, HVAC systems and security systems often on site, learning to make decisions and run projects with less hands-on guidance. This may include installing and maintaining building automation, security, life safety and energy management systems. You’ll enjoy a wide range of experiences across commercial and government buildings, health care facilities, airports and correction facilities.


Ian Smith Project Services Limited A progressive structural engineering company, with offices based in Taupo and Wellington.  We cover a wide range of projects throughout the country, including seismic assessments and strengthening, new buildings, and alterations to existing. Projects including residential, industrial and commercial properties.


IEP Whether your dream is to work at a world class ski resort in Canada, serve lattes in the Big Apple, teach at a US Summer Camp, undertake the classic UK OE or volunteer in Cambodia, we have a working holiday for you.  We offer a wide range of services including visa assistance, in country support, job placement before you go and more. IEP are the OE experts!


Immigration New Zealand is part of the Ministry Of Business Innovation and Employment and the Gov't organisation responsible for processing visa applications for overseas people coming to NZ.


INTENT Group Ltd leads the field in delivering, building and sustaining improved operational performance. Our focus is to assist organisations to raise their productivity and performance in sustainable increments, over time and across the entire business. We didn’t become leaders by accident; we earned this reputation by delivering tangible results over many years, for some of the world’s largest organisations, here in New Zealand and overseas.  Please refer to our website to find out more about what we do www.intentgroup.co.nz.


Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) IPENZ is the professional body representing engineers in New Zealand. You are invited to join IPENZ as a Student Member; membership is free while you are studying towards a BE(Hons) degree.


McConnell Dowell are an international and diverse group with one culture and one goal to meet the needs of our clients by continuing to do the challenging work well. Working at the forefront of the industry we provide our people with a stimulating environment that challenges them to think laterally and to excel.  Our creative approach is what makes us stand out from the crowd. We challenge ourselves on our ability to innovate and our clients place a high value on that. They come to us for a creative engineering approach coupled with practical know how developed over fifty years in construction in some of the most challenging environments throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.    We hire the best and the brightest as we continue to drive progress in the construction industry and it shows in our work.


MWH Global is dedicated to Building a Better World. As specialists in water, natural resources and transportation, MWH employees use innovative ideas and technology to help solve complex infrastructure and environmental challenges. This work is built on a nearly 200-year history during which MWH has delivered services from initial planning and design through construction, start-up and operations. Today, MWH employs more than 7,000 experts including engineers, consultants and construction professionals in 35 countries on six continents. Each of these experts is committed to serving global communities through sustainable development and project delivery. MWH is a private, employee-owned company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado. For more information, visit mwhglobal.com or connect via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


The New Zealand Defence Force is seeking high calibre engineering graduates to become Engineer Officers in the Navy, Army and Air Force. A military engineering career is varied and challenging with early exposure to leadership and decision making. As our Engineers progress through their career they will manage projects and equipment acquisition, be responsible for their subordinates' welfare and professional development and deliver engineering solutions in a high tempo operational context.


New Zealand Steel We operate a fully integrated Steel Mill, south of Auckland, processing local raw materials of iron sand and coal into a range of flat steel products for both the domestic and export markets. We have positions for Process, Production, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers who are after practical hands-on experience not just an office based role. We also have the advantage of being the biggest single site employer in New Zealand; therefore can offer a range of engineering opportunities across varied industrial processes. From day one you will have a role with real career prospects, real responsibilities, and real opportunities to apply your degree, and you’ll receive ‘technical on-the-job’ training to ensure you have the skills you need to realise your full potential. New Zealand Steel provides its graduates with a wide variety of challenging activities; we believe in giving you the broadest experience possible so you can gain a working knowledge in a number of areas. We provide a three year graduate programme, consisting of three unique one year placements across our varied operational mills. This gives you a comprehensive overview of engineering across diverse processes and is a great opportunity to discover what pathway you would like to pursue. Each rotation is catered specifically to your development needs. Ensuring you are able to get the best experience will mean an entirely different role, and will see you introduced to different people, processes, challenges and successes.


New Zealand Transport Agency We are a Crown agency responsible for contributing to an affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable land transport system. This involves the planning and funding of land transport. It involves the enforcement of laws, regulations and rules, and the collection of revenue. It also involves ensuring New Zealanders have access to land transport, including through building, operating and maintaining land transport systems. This is work we undertake with a number of partners.


Norman Disney & Young (NDY) is an industry leader. We work on iconic projects in diverse and challenging fields. A career at NDY offers many opportunities. We understand to attract the best, we must be the best. We have a strong emphasis on teamwork and believe in celebrating our successes. We encourage our employees to innovate and we reward their success. We work hard to ensure that employees are provided with the opportunity to develop best practice solutions for our clients. Our multi-disciplinary expertise exposes our employees to many areas of engineering excellence. Our global presence also presents opportunities for employees to gain experience in other offices. NDY values Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability & Ownership and Innovation in our employees and we seek to provide you with more than a job. We encourage professional and personal development and we provide support through mentoring and leadership development programs.  Work life balance is essential for high performance and we run active social programs in each office. We provide a market leading 25 days annual leave. We close down over the Christmas and New Year period to ensure everyone is rested at the end of the working year.


Optiver is a leading, independent, global market-making group. Our speed to the market is crucial to our success and this is why we concentrate on sourcing the most advanced technology and building the fastest applications. We're searching for brilliant minds who love problem solving and technology. If you’re ambitious, thrive in a team environment and are looking for your next challenge then why not consider Optiver as the place to start your graduate career?


Opus International Consultants As a global consultancy Opus International Consultants are renowned for engineering, environmental, water, architecture and asset management services to public and private sector clients. We are a company on the move, both through the expansion of our services and through acquisition growth. Opus has developed rapidly since becoming a private company, and now have some 3,000 employees in over 91 offices globally. Our people are at the forefront of award-winning and innovative projects. Built on our successes and reputation, we have challenging and exciting purposes that will give you a range of career opportunities.


Orion Health is a NZ owned, global eHealth software development company at the forefront of creating and delivering innovative connected solutions for the healthcare industry. They have a large international client base with over 1100 employees world-wide and looking to grow their software development teams both in and outside New Zealand.


PDP (Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd) is an environmental consultancy providing engineering, scientific and planning services. We have 100 people across 4 locations and are experiencing strong growth.  We have significant plans for future development and invite you to be part of this.  At PDP you will be working with other high calibre people within a company which has a strong reputation for technical excellence and providing leading-edge solutions for our clients.


Powerco Powerco’s gas and electricity networks provide an essential service to the communities, businesses and customers it serves. We are committed to providing a reliable supply to our 420,000-plus customers. Our business is to provide the best energy distribution service to our customers. To be the best, we work with the best. Powerco's vision is to be New Zealand's premier lines and pipes utility, achieving top returns for our shareholders, to exceed customer expectations, and to provide a safe and reliable distribution network service. Powerco's offices are based in some of the best locations the North Island of New Zealand has to offer.


Riley Consultants Ltd is a well-established New Zealand owned and operated consultancy with offices in Auckland and Christchurch, specialising in civil, geotechnical, and water resources engineering. For the past 30 years our consultants have provided innovative, cost-effective engineering design solutions throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Basin.  The consultancy has grown to a team of approximately 60 professional and technical support staff, with a good mix of experienced, intermediate, and graduate engineers. RILEY annually provides Geotechnical/Water Resource Scholarships for third year students for use in their fourth year of study towards a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, which includes work placement.  The majority of our students have found full time employment with us after graduation.


Scott Technology If you're looking to kick start your career with a New Zealand based company who has a worldwide reputation for excellence then you don't need to look any further. We specialize in the design and manufacture of automated production and process machinery in the general industrial, appliance, meat processing, mining and superconductor industries globally. The diverse range of market segments Scott Technology operates in, guarantees that our graduates gain extensive and diverse work experience working with our team. Scott Technology celebrated its Centennial in 2013 and continues to grow and expand as opportunities arise; this helps make Scott Technology an exciting and innovative company to work for. During the initial two year graduate training phase of your position as a Graduate Engineer you'll be learning from the best. You'll work with a variety of people across our talented teams and be mentored along the way. At the end of the graduate programme you will be well-equipped to continue forging a satisfying career with us as an Engineer.


Teach First NZ We are looking for graduates with a background in Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biology and General Science (see eligibility criteria on our website), Te Reo Māori or English.


Traffic Design Group Limited (TDG) is New Zealand's largest specialist transportation engineering consultancy.  With offices around New Zealand we offer our clients a full range of professional services in transportation: engineering, planning, modelling, analysis and design.


Tonkin & Taylor An established market leader in environmental and engineering consultancy services, Tonkin & Taylor is renowned for its innovative solutions and exceptionally talented people.


Transpower owns and operates the National Grid – the high voltage transmission network connecting areas of generation with towns and cities across New Zealand.


TransTech Dynamics is a business which specialises in advanced engineering design.  The design work is done mostly for the heavy transport Industry although design work is done for other industries, such as designing Rollover Protection Frames for excavators and other agricultural machines.  Other work such as designing industrial plant has also been undertaken. Associated with the design work is the certification of vehicles and machines to ensure they comply with all the necessary rules, regulations and safety standards.


Vista Entertainment Solutions Ltd Imagine yourself working for one of the world’s leading producers of cinema management software. Vista Entertainment Solutions, proudly New Zealand-owned and operated, builds everything from smart phone apps for buying movie tickets to sophisticated business intelligence data warehouses. We are based in central Auckland and have a global presence with offices in London, Los Angeles, and Shanghai. If you’re looking for a company that offers opportunities for creating ground-breaking software, while encouraging personal growth and self-development, you’ll love working at Vista!


Watercare Services Limited is a leading utility in the water and wastewater industry. We are principally responsible for supplying the Auckland region with high quality water, as well as the efficient and environmentally friendly collection and treatment of wastewater.


WSP (WSP NZ Ltd) is one of the world’s leading professional services firms in its industry, working with governments, businesses, architects and planners and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines. The firm provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and its expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. It has approximately 17,500 employees, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, other design professionals, as well as various environmental experts, based in more than 300 offices, across 30 countries, on 5 continents.


Xero is a worldwide leader in online accounting software with offices all over the world. We’re really excited to launch our new Xero Grad Programme. We have grad roles available in four areas of our business, so follow your passion and kick off your awesome career with us.