Quantity Surveyor – Civil and Infrastructure – New Zealand

The civil and infrastructure sector in New Zealand has had a busy start to 2019 but that’s nothing compared to what is coming over the next few years and the foreseeable future. The industry is already working at capacity and before the end of the year two further projects in Auckland will be underway, with a combined value of over $4 billion. The number of professionals required to complete those projects, as well as all the other work, is still being assessed but contractors know that the majority of those new hires will come from overseas.

As a Quantity Surveyor you will have a minimum of four years’ experience working as a contractor in the civil and infrastructure space. Projects vary and so your experience could be from any number of disciplines including water, road, tunnelling, structures, heavy civil, concrete, marine, earthworks, piling, maintenance, utilities, rail and general civils. As well is discipline, values of projects will also vary, ranging from $1 million to $1 billion plus; something to suit all levels of experience. Depending on your experience duties will include budget management, cost review and programming, progressing claims and variations, financial reporting as part of the successful commercial management of this project.

More experienced senior quantity surveyors will also be expected to run a team of junior and intermediates, managing their development and workload. You will be comfortable working closely with all stakeholders, including senior management, consultants, clients and the broader project team. Other desirable qualities include,

  • A degree or equivalent industry based qualification
  • Excellent man management skills
  • Great communication and IT skills
  • A good sense of humour and a drive to be successful

Whether it’s an opportunity to work overseas temporarily or the chance to make a permanent move, New Zealand has it all. Much of the work is focused on the North Island, around the large population areas, but there are also requirements in the provinces with opportunities to suit all tastes. Successful candidates will receive an excellent salary and package that includes a vehicle and relocation assistance. If this role is of interest then contact Phil on +6421 489 367 or send me a detailed and up-to-date copy of your CV via

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