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You’re in the driver’s seat

Life at Tonkin + Taylor provides a rich learning environment for you to grow every day. You’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to your development, and there’s a wealth of opportunity to tap into a variety of knowledge, expertise, and formal development opportunities.

Tonkin + Taylor is involved in some of the New Zealand, Australia, and Asia-Pacific’s largest projects and alongside this we have an exciting schedule of work involving multi-disciplinary engineering projects across the country. 

The work is technically challenging and varied with plenty of fulfilling projects for you to sink your teeth into.

Tonkin + Taylor takes the 70:20:10 approach to learning

We stand by the 70:20:10 approach. 

  • 70% of the time we maximise on-the-job learning
  • 20% of the time we share our learnings with others
  • 10% to supplement our knowledge with formal training

This system sets you up best for quick career development. In addition, we provide the following development opportunities:

  • Professional development
  • A yearly training calendar
  • Mentoring programme
  • Leadership programme
  • Professional accreditation and chartership support
  • Exposure to a variety of professional experts and projects
  • Options for different career paths and portfolio roles
  • Secondment opportunities across Australasia
  • L+D annual budget


Tonkin + Taylor is also proud to offer comprehensive overseas relocation packages to help people and their families settle into life as part of our team. We offer financial assistance for moving costs, flights, and visas for you and your family. 

Visa Support

Our People + Capability team can provide you with employer documentation as required.

For more information about visa options, click below:

New Zealand Visa OptionsAustralian Visa Options

Level up with Tonkin + Taylor

Challenge yourself by making a seismic next step in your career at a firm with international renown and unique opportunities for growth.

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Work and flexibility

We understand the importance of work-life balance and flexible working arrangements. By prioritising our people’s well-being, we create a more productive and motivated workforce.

With a range of flexible working options available, Tonkin + Taylor employees can choose the schedule that works best for them, whether they’re parents looking after young children, caregivers for elderly relatives or simply seeking a better work-life balance. 

By promoting flexibility and accommodating individual needs, we ensure that our people are happy, healthy, and motivated to do their best work. Our flexible working arrangement creates a happier, healthier, and more productive workplace where you can thrive and achieve your full potential.

We provide benefits that go beyond your salary. Explore all the benefits we have to offer: 

  • A variety of wellbeing programmes with an annual wellbeing allowance.
  • Exposure to a variety of professional experts and projects – from large-scale alliance projects to smaller community focused projects. 
  • Career development and internal training programmes.
  • Mentoring programmes with leading industry experts. 
  • Parental leave support when returning to work, plus additional parental leave, salary top-up and a back-to-work coaching programme (as per policy).
  • Gym and wellness programme discounts.
  • Cultural leave and support. 
  • Working from overseas support for those wanting to travel.
  • An active social club and rainbow network.
  • Free fruit baskets and morning tea.
  • State of the art, modern, and contemporary offices.
  • A highly supportive team environment where you are encouraged to pave your own career path that caters to your ambition.
  • Professional memberships and continued education support.
  • Flexible arrangements including part time working and ability to purchase extra leave.

Our mentorship programme

Tonkin + Taylor’s voluntary Mentorship Programme pairs you with an experienced mentor – someone who can provide support, experience, and understanding to assist your growth and help you reach your potential.