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Site Engineer - Connell Contractors

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Site Engineer


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.


Are you a Civil Engineering graduate with a few years of work experience under your belt? Are you looking to take the next step and work on some really exciting projects? Do you want to get around this beautiful country and work on some of its less known critical infrastructure?

Here at Connell we’re looking for the right people who can get us the right result, as a Site Engineer on our busy sites. We’re looking for someone who can provide engineering support to our site teams and clients in the Waikato region, but also outside of the region as required. We’re looking for a natural leader and good communicator, who understand how a site operates and who can make sure the teams have the right information and resources when they need it.

As a Site Engineer, 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, deep and complex drainage projects and many sites involving erecting cast in situ and precast buildings and structures.

You will have:

  • A Civil Engineering Degree or Diploma
  • Experience working on construction sites in NZ
  • 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 given a career with plenty of opportunity for progression, this is not just a job. 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.

We offer competitive remuneration, health insurance, and more!


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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