Civil Construction Roles







29 August 2018

Full time, Permanent

Nelmac have positions available for General Labourers, Skilled Excavator Operators and Water Service Person/Drainlayers.

If you are looking to make the move to the sunny Nelson region for a great job with a company that is really going places we are keen to hear from you.

The multiple positions available will involve working with the Projects 23 Team carrying out a range of building and civil construction activities within the Nelson and Tasman regions. Ideally, you will have had experience working in either the civil construction or similar industry. 

To be successful as a General Labourer you will have quality workmanship, self-management and the ability to get the job done. Be trustworthy with a high level of reliability and show tenacity and the ability to see jobs through to their successful completion. Current NZ Driver’s License, Class 2 essential and WTR endorsements preferred.

To be successful as a Skilled Excavator Operator role you will undertake a full range of activities around earth works within subdivisions, trenching, and rock placement. You will have a proven work history in bulk earthworks and civil operations, experience operating various sized digger machinery from 1.5T to 20T and WTR tickets. Full clean drivers licence (class 2 endorsed preferred but not essential). 

To be successful as a Water Service Person / Drainlayer you will undertake the full range of activities around maintenance and improvement of water services. You will hold the required tickets as a certified drainlayer and be able to work in and around: city assets including storm water drains, subdivisions, machine operating, trenching, pipe laying, PRV-BFP maintenance and plumbing work. You will require a full clean drivers licence.

To be successful you will need to be a team player with a willingness to get stuck in and get the job done.

There will be times when you are required to work after hours as well as on a duty roster to ensure optimum operation for Nelmac customers. You will be supported by a well-resourced competent team who take pride in their work as much as you will. 

Please note that applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa, and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical checks and drug screening.

To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter stating which role you are applying for and outlining your suitability for the position to 

To request a copy of the position description please email:

If you have any questions regarding any of these roles, please contact: Bryan Hemi -Team Leader - Projects on 021 277 2510.

Taking care of your environment from advice to delivery.

Nelmac is proud to safely deliver comprehensive solutions that enhance environments and communities, both now and for the future. As a wholly New Zealand-owned company with a professional, one-team approach, we utilise our resources and expertise of our 250 professionals to care for our natural and built environment by providing high quality consultancy, design, construction, asset management, maintenance and conservation services.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa..