The WJ Story:
Wilton Joubert was founded by Andrew Wilton and Kobus Joubert in 2001 with the ambition of being the first residential dedicated group of consulting engineers in New Zealand. Both former employees of Firth New Zealand, they constantly struggled to find an engineering consultancy which would offer residential engineering at a fair price and inside a realistic timeframe. They decided to leave Firth to build a consultancy to fill the market gap. What started in Kobus’ garage has quickly gathered steam as key staff members joined to service an ever-growing clientele. That was 22 years ago, now in 2023 the company continues to go from strength to strength, with over sixty staff, and offices from Kerikeri to Wanaka.
A work-life balance is promoted within the company which includes watching the All Blacks at Eden Park or a Friday morning ski at Treble Cone.
Members of staff have skills sets which range from tradesmen to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD with plenty of exposure to new skill sets. A learning environment has been fostered and upskilling through postgraduate study is often pursued among staff members.
The organizational values that are the key driving forces within Wilton Joubert are:
Client Understanding: We aim to go above and beyond our clients’ expectations to deliver reliable, innovative and cost-efficient solutions.
Integrity: We strive to be an organization which can be trusted and relied on as a building partner by providing sound engineering solutions and designs.
Knowledge: The company has systems in place to constantly upskill staff members ensuring that each time we deliver our service it is better than the last. This means keeping current with the latest technology, industry innovations and building systems.
Equal Opportunities: Wilton Joubert has always maintained a highly diverse staff with employees from all cultural, social and gender backgrounds.
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