EPIC OPPORTUNITIES

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EPIC ROLES

Once you make a start and gain new skills, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career.
EPIC roles in infrastructure include:

ENTRY LEVEL

Entry level roles with on the job training to build your experience and start you on the path to a career in the industry. Start now as a:

Civil Trade Apprentices

Many of the roles below offer apprenticeships so you can earn, learn and end up with an EPIC qualification in things like pipe installations, road construction, infrastructure works and utilities maintenance.

Road Construction Worker

Keep New Zealand moving by building and maintaining our roads, airports, cycleways and footpaths.

Labourer

A great entry point for the industry. Work is varied with a huge range of labouring jobs that can lead to apprenticeships, supervisory and even management roles.

Concrete Worker

Build everything from road kerbs and manholes to massive bridges and tunnels.

Quarry Worker

Operate machinery to extract the materials used to build our EPIC infrastructure.

Pipe Layer

Install and maintain pipes and other infrastructure to supply fresh water and take away waste water and storm water.

Piler / Directional Driller

Build foundations and use high tech drilling equipment to install pipes and cables underground.

Business & Administration Support Worker

All this work requires heaps of support to be successful. Support roles include finance, accounting, human resources and communications.

EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Roles where you can use your skills, qualification and experience in an EPIC career as a:

Team or Site Supervisor

Lead teams of people to get projects completed safely, efficiently and on time.

Plant Operator

This role is about being in the driver’s seat of big high-tech machines like diggers, earth movers, rollers, loaders, tunnelling machines and graders.

Truck Driver

Drive the EPIC trucks that work on our jobs and bring vital supplies like concrete and aggregates to our sites.

Crane Operator

We work on an EPIC scale, so we need cranes to help us construct bridges, retaining walls and wind turbines, and to stabilise slopes after landslides.

Landscaper

From playgrounds to public gardens, landscaping and planting can be an EPIC part of our big projects.

Roadmaker

Operate the machines that apply precision markings to roads, airports, carparks and sports courts.

Civil Carpenter

Our projects employ carpenters to build a range of structures like decks, walkways, footbridges, boardwalks, temporary works and concrete framing.

Lab, Survey or Engineering Technician

Technicians test materials, monitor sites and work with surveyors and engineers to test the quality, consistency and integrity of materials.

Traffic Controller

Make sure Kiwis can get where they want to go smoothly and safely. It’s not all a case of stop and go – the design of traffic management plans is essential for our cities and towns.

Draughtsperson

Produce detailed drawings and technical working plans that contractors use to complete our EPIC projects.

Surveyor

Ensure our infrastructure gets built in the right place, water flows the right way and different components of our big projects meet perfectly.

Mechanical Maintenance Worker

An army of fitters, welders and skilled support workers are needed to keep the machines that power our country running smoothly.

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR EPIC CAREER AS A:

Health & Safety Manager

Keeping your workmates and the public safe is an EPIC job. Health and safety is a big deal on our sites, there are great opportunities for administrators, advisors and managers.

Engineer

Civil, structural, geotechnical or environmental – be one of the EPIC people who plan, design and oversee the construction of our infrastructure.

Environmental Manager

Make sure our projects have a positive impact on the environment by enhancing natural ecosystems, managing runoff or temporarily relocating fish/animals and native plantings.

Project or Construction Manager

Plan, control and co-ordinate work on our EPIC projects.

Quantity Surveyor

Manage the finances of major construction projects.

Company Director

Take charge and direct your own civil construction company to build New Zealand’s EPIC infrastructure.

THIS IS WHERE YOUR EPIC CAREER STARTS

DIVERSITY

We have jobs for everyone. Gone are the days when infrastructure maintenance and construction was a macho male domain. Today the industry is going out of its way to attract females into every role in the industry from truck drivers and digger operators to engineers.

We have organisations that support and encourage women in the industry.

Ultimit: Women in Infrastructure
 

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National Association of Women in Construction

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Women in Infrastructure
 

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THE RANGE OF WORK WE DO

TRANSPORT

road, bridges, rail, cycle ways, paths, airports & ports

WATER

fresh water, irrigation, waste water & drainage

ENERGY

dams, wind farms, oil and gas pipelines, transmission lines

COMMUNICATIONS

cell phone towers and laying broadband cables

FARMING & FORESTRY

tracks, skid pads, drains, and farm conversions

RECREATION

sport fields, landscaping, water and skate parks and cycle ways

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

natural disaster response (earthquakes, slips, floods and washouts) stop banks, sea walls, retaining walls and slip stabilization and remediation