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Foremen - Connell Contractors

Talent Attraction - Brian Perry Civil
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At Connell, we’ve got the right people to achieve the right result.  

As award-winning civil contractors, we’ve built our reputation on doing the difficult jobs no one else can. Each project is an opportunity for us to grow as a company, and enhance the skills of our people. 

We’re a multi-award winning civil contracting firm, specialising in deep and large diameter pipelines, trenchless pipeline rehabilitation, sheet piling, dewatering, electrical and civil structures. 

We believe in relationships. Partnering with our team, our contractors, clients and the community. With the right people, we can deliver the right result. 

Here at Connell’s we’re not just market leaders, but a team of award-winning contractors providing civil construction solutions throughout New Zealand. We’re looking for the right person who can get us the right result as a Yard Person, based in our Hamilton office.

Do you have an in-depth knowledge of civil construction procedures? Are you prepared to lead your team while overseeing the site operations?

Here at Connell we’re looking for the right people who can get us the right result, as a Foreman on our busy sites. We’re looking for someone who can provide leading hand support on our sites in the Waikato region, but also outside of the region as required. We’re looking for a natural leader, who understand how a site operates and who can get the most out of your personnel and subcontractors.


As Foreman, you’ll be tasked with working on our many projects, owning the management and coordination. Working to tight timeframes, and closely with our clients, you’ll be forming the foundations of your project to ensure the successful delivery of key milestones. Our sites include brownfield and greenfield electrical substations/switchyards, with many sites involving erecting precast buildings and structures.

You will have:

  • A relevant trade qualification
  • Experience as a leading hand, managing civil projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on team unity
  • A commitment to all aspects of Health and Safety, Quality & Environmental compliance onsite

We are one team and we support each other. The successful candidate will be just as ready to take on alternative tasks or general labour duties to get the job done. Remuneration will be dependent on experience, track record and your ability to perform our key competencies.

As our projects span geographical regions, it is important that the successful candidate is prepared to travel and stay away as required.


Within this role, you will be required to conform to our company policies, including health and safety, quality and environmental. In return, we offer comprehensive on-the-job training to ensure you’re able to get the job done right 

In-line with our stringent health and safety standards, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a preemployment drug test.

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