With the new season rapidly approaching my clients is looking to make the most of an influx of work. One of New Zealand’s leading heavy civil contractors has picked up a significant amount of work in the Taranaki region and is looking to build their engineering strength. As a company they work throughout New Zealand and have completed some of the most ingenious and complicated projects around.

Taranaki is one of New Zealand’s most successful regions thanks to the Oil & Gas industries based there, and this client works extensively in that environment. Although a busy industrial area Taranaki is also one of the most beautiful regions in the shadow of Mt Taranaki. This is a thriving region and locals are very proud of the surfing, diving, fishing, skiing and other activities available on their doorstep.

My client’s current requirement is for a Project Engineer to work on a range of civil projects including earthworks, roads, pipelines, structures and general civils. As a Project Engineer you will have a minimum of 6 years’ experience in the industry with a civil contractor. Your broader civil and infrastructure experience will be beneficial and will fit very nicely within the dynamic of this organisation. In your role as Project Engineer you will be comfortable working as part of a team on a number of projects focussing on health & safety, ongoing site management and subcontractor management whilst at the same time running a team of junior engineers. Other desirable attributes include,

  • A degree or equivalent industry qualification
  • Excellent client, subcontractor and man management skills
  • Excellent commercial understanding
  • A sense of humour and a desire to do a great job

This company has a very successful track record of recruiting from overseas and those candidates that made the move have been impressed with the company, their career opportunities and New Zealand as a whole. If you want to continue your career with an organisation that appreciates your experience and can offer you a future that this is the opportunity for you. Your successful application will result in an excellent salary and package.

These are immediate positions so I would encourage you to contact me immediately so that we can discuss the company and the roles in more detail. Catalyst Recruitment are specialists in bringing candidates to New Zealand from overseas and will make sure that you’re given all the information upfront to make the move to New Zealand a swift and simple one. To find out more contact Phil on +6421 489 367, or send me a copy of your CV via email to

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