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When you can move to a country with a more stable economy, providing opportunities to get involved in career defining projects and knowing that your contribution will make a real difference to an entire city's rebuild, why wouldn't you? Furthermore, while at the same time offering you a better lifestyle, better climate, sensational beaches, awesome ski slopes, and simply more access to whatever you want to do in your spare time - again why wouldn't you?
The rebuild of Christchurch (which is growing by the day - NZ$30Billion) is offering career defining and humanitarian opportunities for experienced tertiary qualified Structural Engineers with priority given in the first instance to those with previous seismic design experience.
International experts (as well as the head of Lloyd's brokers) have all been shocked by the scale of destruction. Nothing like this has been seen before, but because the city was well insured, the whole place will be rebuilt from the ground up. This includes close to 3000 commercial buildings and 15,000 homes. Luckily the money for this project is being provided by the Government Earthquake Commission fund and international reinsurers.
So- not only will the projects be career defining but you will also make a significant humanitarian contribution and in the process gaining awesome international exposure, and of course, ride out the recession in style as the projects will roll on for around 10 years!
Clearly local experience would be ideal, but in reality we are going to need plenty of additional help. We are seeking Structural Engineers with advanced design skills in low-rise, hi-rise residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, complemented by exceptional project management and business development skills to work in a variety of roles nationwide. Christchurch may not be your first choice, which is not a problem; the amount of work stemming from the Christchurch rebuild means that many of the projects will be delegated to other offices, so there are plenty of locations throughout the country to choose from.
To top it all you get to live in an awesome country whose main city is ranked 4th best quality of life in the world. Does this sound refreshingly different to your situation now?
If you are considering a move to New Zealand, it is important that you understand what such a move will involve. In fact the first question anyone will ask you at interview (recruiter or employer) will be -
What research have you completed regarding your move to New Zealand?
Therefore - to make your move a success, it is essential that you are as prepared as possible.
Catalyst has prepared two tools to help you increase your chances of making a successful move. Our free reports are available to download from www.tinyurl.com/catalystbooklets and include:-
* a 12 page Q&A booklet on moving to NZ
* a 60 page detailed report on the Christchurch Rebuild.
If you decide to work through Catalyst - not only will you receive the necessary information via these booklets and regular newsletters to assist you move, but you will be automatically perceived by our clients as well prepared and your application will be taken more seriously.
If you possess a stable employment history, 4 plus years expertise in the field of structural engineering and have practical seismic design experience along with a great attitude as well as a propensity to adapt and achieve, then I would be keen to speak with you. I am NZ based - but if you want to speak with me - feel free to call me on my UK to NZ free phone 0808 234 3587, my Ireland to NZ free phone 1800 551 316 or landline +649 973 5819. Alternatively email me on email@example.com