Surveyor / Designer


The name ‘Vitruvius’ is synonymous with strength, utility and beauty.

Our strength lies in the skill of our people and the quality of the relationships we build. We manage, advise and deliver interesting projects from inception to perfection and our clients trust us implicitly to do what’s best for the project – not what’s best for ourselves.

We don’t shy away from a challenge – in fact, we thrive on it. We love working closely with clients to solve problems and will always give a straight answer and offer pragmatic solutions.

We believe like-minded, quality relationships produce better outcomes for our clients. We constantly strive to produce our best work and deliver strong, functional and aesthetically-pleasing results for New Zealand communities.

Our company is locally-owned and small enough to remain agile and responsive, but large enough to partner with other experts and deliver projects on a national scale.

Who are we looking for?

This role will suit a positive, self driven individual that enjoys working individually and as part of a team.  The role is predominately rail focus so experience on track is advantageous.

The Brief:

The Surveyor/Designer will assist with the delivery of projects for transport predominantly in the rail sector.

The role will be responsible for representing Vitruvius and interacting professionally with client representatives ensuring consistent, on time, in full and in specification execution of project work to enable clients to meet their business expectations and KPI’s.

This will include rail alignment surveying and track set out, data processing and analysis, quality assurance, planning activities, progress reporting and implementation of planned work schedules.

This will also include technical development, design, engineering, quality assurance, site surveys, related field work, planning activities, progress reporting and implementation of planned work schedules. There will be a requirement to supervise large scale civil works with interpretation of investigations that enable proposed recommendations and corrective actions.

The role will be accountable to design in an appropriate software such as 12D to support the deliverable of track construction requirements.

Above all the Surveyor/Designer will be a safety leader through implementation and adherence to safety plans HSE legislation, codes and practices.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Diploma in Surveying and/or Civil Engineering (Level 6)
  • Field surveying skills and experience
  • Experience in the use of GNSS and Robotic Total Stations
  • Experience in the use of Leica survey equipment
  • Knowledge of design software such as 12d, Civil 3D, Autodesk.
  • Able to manage pressure in work environments
  • Self-motivated and self-directed

Apply directly below

Simply use the form below or email your CV and cover letter to our General Manager (

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