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About Us

Grounds & Services Limited (GSL) is a proudly 100% New Zealand owned company operating from a Head office in Hornby, Christchurch. We have several divisions within GSL including Civil Construction, Open Spaces Management and Landscaping.

Our Civil Construction Team is growing its project repertoire and capacity having established a reputation for successfully delivered projects for earthworks, drainage, roading, pathways, concrete structures and the construction of stormwater treatment facilities, wetland restorations, waterway enhancements and drainage improvements.

You will currently see our team finishing the Cashmere Valley Dam project and several key projects in the Te Kure Wetland, including the Hoon Hay Basins, Milns/Eastmans Wetland Cells and the Cashmere Stream Enhancement.

Our team combines decades of operational experience to deliver cost and time efficient methodologies, that not only achieve outstanding results for our clients, but also culminate in excellent environmental performance as evidenced by wins at the CCNZ Environmental Awards in both 2019 and 2022.

All GSL divisions are supported by our in-house Traffic Management Services, an extensive Mechanical Workshop and access to our NZQA accredited Training Academy and Workplace Training that ensure we provide a comprehensive project solution with high-quality outcomes for our clients.

The Opportunity

Business is booming with plenty of forward work in the pipeline. As a Surveyor working within our civil construction division based in Christchurch, you will plan, manage and provide reporting on all aspects of land surveying using specialised surveying instruments and equipment. This includes the compilation and delivery of engineering surveys, volume calculations, site set out. You will complete GPS Set Out, load Machine Control Survey Data and be experienced using 12d software.

You will be kept busy over a variety of sites and be familiar with working in a civil construction, roading or earthworks environment. You will work closely with our Project Managers and Site Engineers to review drawings, inspect sites, planning and scheduling, temporary works design and providing commentary on design aspects. Other stakeholders that you will liaise with will be clients, consultants, sub-contractors and other operational team members, communicating on technical matters between all parties.

You will play an important part in our large-scale earthwork and civil construction projects and be passionate about your work that positively impacts the environment and the city you live in. Team and cultural fit are of as equal importance to your technical ability and experience. Our team pride themselves on being agile and flexible to consistently evolve as required and deliver the best outcomes to our clients.

What You'll Bring

- Relevant tertiary qualification, such as Bachelor of Surveying or other civil engineering and surveying qualification preferred
- Industry experience in civil construction, roading or earthworks environments
- Licensed to operate a Drone with RPAS Flight Management Certification
- 5+ years proven practical experience with GIS systems and GPS surveying in NZ, Australia or UK preferred
- Understanding of the resource consent process and government or council rules around land use and modification
- Solid experience with GPS machine control, including 12D and Civil 3D modelling (Leica brand preferable), CAD set out and as-built processing and volumes
- Advanced computer literacy including current Microsoft Office and 365 products
- Strong leadership and influencing skills that build a positive work environment

In return, we will supply the surveying tools required for the role as well as a mobile phone, a laptop and a company vehicle. In addition, you will be provided with a full uniform including PPE and an employee benefits discount program.

You will work in a safe working environment and enjoy a culture that encourages development through training and teamwork. As a family-owned business we care about our team and are passionate about providing a healthy work/life balance for all of our team members. We have a history of growing our own talent and capability. This is shown through several of our team members having been with us for many, many years.

If you want to be part of our growing GSL family and you feel this role sounds like you, please apply by submitting a cover letter and your current CV by Friday 23 February 2024.

Only applicants living and working in New Zealand will be considered for this position. You will also be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and a background check.

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