What would you like to know?

Where are you based?

We have offices in Auckland, Christchurch, and Hamilton, and engineers working from Invercargill to Auckland. See Contact Us for our office details.

Are you setup for working remotely?

Because our team has always worked remotely from each other around the country, we specialise in remote communications. We have thoroughly tried and tested processes, procedures and templates for remote design, analysis, drawing, and checking.

What is seconded / project-based engineering?

Seconded or project-based engineering is where we place engineers in your premises to work as part of your team on a project-by-project basis.

This model works for our clients. They appreciate the breadth of experience and innovative ideas that our engineers bring to each job, as well as the time we take to scope their specific requirements to ensure we place the engineer with the most relevant experience and skill set onto their project, and the values that form the foundation of how we do business.


What are the benefits of seconded / project-based engineering?

  • Reduce costs – only pay for design resource when it’s required
  • Reduce time to market – faster product development through short term use of external design resource
  • Targeted resource – get the specific skills you need, when you need them
  • Collective wisdom – Caliber engineers tap into the collective wisdom and experience of the whole Caliber team
  • No overheads – no recruitment or overhead costs

How are you different from other engineering consultants?

Our seconded engineering model sets us apart from other engineering consultants. It’s a big ask for engineers to move between projects and industries. That’s why Caliber employs engineers who are great communicators and enjoy working for multiple clients on a wide range of projects. Experience is the ingredient that makes the difference and allows the Caliber team to hit the ground running and deliver immediate results. Also, with a growing number of talented engineers as part of our team, Caliber is able to match an engineers particular skills and experience with a particular project and/or client.

What industries do you work in?

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automation
  • Composites
  • Conveyors
  • Dairy
  • Heavy industry
  • Marine
  • Materials handling
  • Medical
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Packaging
  • Plastics
  • Power
  • Pressure vessels
  • Process solutions
  • Product design
  • Production equipment
  • Refrigeration
  • Robotics
  • Transport
  • Valves

What technical skills do Caliber Design engineers have?

Caliber Design engineers are employed for their personal qualities that align with our values, broad skill sets, and passion for engineering. We’ll always ensure you get the engineer that best meets your requirements.

Some of the technical skills our team have include:

  • Ideation
  • Concept development
  • Scoping
  • Industrial design
  • Design
  • Analysis
  • Engineering calculations
  • Validation
  • Project engineering
  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Supplier selection
  • Commissioning support

Are your engineers qualified?

Yes! Check out our engineering team to view their specific qualifications.

What personal skills and attributes do Caliber Engineers have?

We’re proud to have a team of engineers who possess the following attributes:

  • Collaboration / team work
  • Communication
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Flexible
  • Innovative / creative thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening
  • Logical thinking
  • Motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Reliable

What are your design and analysis software capabilities?

  • Abaqus
  • Adobe Creative suite
  • AutoCAD
  • Enterprise PDM
  • Inventor
  • JDEdwards MRP
  • Mathcad
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • MRP Factory Maker
  • ProEngineer
  • Python
  • Skype
  • Solid Edge
  • Unigraphics

What level of service can you expect when working with Caliber Design?

  • Clear planning and procedures – to ensure everyone is clear about what the job entails and the deliverables.
  • Regular status report – an email that outlines what has been done, the plan for the coming period, any issues, any variations or ‘out of scope’ requests, and any opportunities we can see to improve the project we’re working on.
  • Support – Caliber engineers are backed by the Caliber Network – a tight team of experienced colleagues and a powerful suite of proven resources that they can call on.
  • Leadership – Caliber leadership stands firmly behind every one of our engineers. You’ll receive a regular phone call (as agreed upfront) from one of our leadership team to ensure the project is on target and you are happy with Caliber’s performance.
  • Budget – we will not go over budget without approval.
  • Deadlines – we appreciate the need to meet deadlines and will work with you to ensure your deadlines are met. Our employees have the flexibility to put in the extra hours when required to get the job done – we will not go over time without discussion.
  • Professional, passionate engineers that will hit the ground running.
  • Engineers that will quickly adopt your processes and systems … but with the experience and resources to pull from when/if required.
  • Rotational policy – to ensure future availability of staff familiar with your systems, we work on a rotational policy for our seconded engineers of approximately 3 months.
  • Quality work – whether our guys are seconded into your work or working from Caliber headquarters, you are assured of a quality job. Our systems are set up to follow best practice and provide the best opportunity for success.

What are your analysis capabilities?

We offer a range of analysis services from preliminary engineering calculations to structural analysis (FEA) and flow analysis (CFD). Some examples of our capabilities include:

  • Design and certification of pressure vessels
  • Vibration, buckling and impact analysis
  • Design and certification of cranes, hoists, gantries and winches.
  • Structural verification
  • Seismic, wind and snow loadings on structures and building elements
  • Fatigue analysis
  • Simulating gas/liquid flows and running “what if” scenarios
  • Analysing the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer and related forces on immersed/surrounding bodies

Do you offer consulting services as well as seconded engineering?

Yes! We can provide the engineering service that best meets your requirements.

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Christchurch  |  +64 21 582 199
Waikato  |  +64 7 949 8899

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