Working life in New Zealand: a new adventure awaits
Tēnā koutou katoa - that’s hello in Māori.
Are you ready to experience the best Aotearoa has to offer and tap into expertise from across the world?
Whether it’s working on some of Aotearoa’s biggest infrastructure projects or applying learnings from Copenhagen’s next-generation metro, at Arup, you are part of a globally connected community working together to build a sustainable future.
We are growing our multi-disciplinary team of planners, engineers, and consultants who together turn exciting ideas into tangible reality.
Sustainable development is at the heart of everything we do, and we bring experts together from around the globe to deliver a better, more sustainable future for New Zealand. At Arup, you can feel good knowing your work is positively impacting the world.
We are an independent firm, owned in trust for our members. When you join Arup, you become a member of an inclusive environment that empowers you to think creatively and work flexibly. If you’re ready for a new adventure that combines the best of Aotearoa with the rest of the globe, our open roles are waiting for you to explore.
66 Staff based in New Zealand
It’s a great time to join our growing team in Aotearoa. We’re working on some of the biggest multi-modal transport projects in New Zealand and around the globe. You’ll be joining a close-knit local team and a globally connected community. ” Mayurie Gunatilaka Group Leader, New Zealand
Meet our people
I really value the relationships I've built and our firm's collaborative nature. The Aotearoa office is a close-knit and fun team I get to work with every day.
I've enjoyed working for Arup in five countries, including Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and New Zealand…shaping projects all around the globe is a massive privilege that the job brings.
Sustainable development and humanity are at the core of everything we do at Arup. I find purpose and happiness knowing that my work aligns with my values.
Driving the future: zero emissions buses
Is the key to reaching a net-zero economy driving right by us? We led the inaugural Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) forum with government and industry focusing on transforming our bus system to net-zero. Charting the issues and opportunities, we laid the foundations for a new nation-building project.
Arup is taking on a key role for the largest wastewater project in New Zealand’s history, which is designed to safeguard the environment and people of Auckland.
In joint venture, we designed Crossrail's 42km of bored tunnels, as well as separately working on designs for a number of the new line's stations.
Arup led the architectural design, taking a user-centric ethos at every step of the way. Inspired by the Scandinavian design tradition, spacious, light-filled stations with distinctive internal façades were designed to echo the local spirit of the areas they connect to.
In 2014, with the building 60% complete, the Sagrada Familia Foundation approached Arup to help with the remaining structural design, particularly how to produce the remaining six towers, dedicated to the Four Evangelists, The Mother of God (Mare de Deu) and Jesus Christ.
Kaikoura Rockfall Assessments
On 14 November 2016, a massive earthquake hit the coastline of Kaikoura, New Zealand. Our geotechnical experts were seconded to the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance to undertake engineering geological field risk assessments.
Arup in New Zealand
We currently have one office in New Zealand, located in Auckland.