Leading Hand


Location: New Zealand

Job Type: Full time


Ventia Pty Ltd


This is an exciting time for our Transport Infrastructure business, due to growth and additional work acquired, we are in need of a Leading hand to join our team.
You will have the opportunity to build your crew and make a mark on your own team. The depot is based in Pukekohe but we are delivering works across the Auckland region.

Reporting to the foreman, the leading hand is responsible for supervising and managing the performance of allocated work.

Activities carried out under this role are primarily Civil construction work under the Auckland Transport Safety Panel Works contract. This includes but are not limited to pavement dig outs, drainage works, pavement reports, kerb and channel, footpaths, pedestrian crossing, etc.

This role provides a huge potential for you to develop your leadership skills and abilities as we continue to grow in the Transport Infrastructure NZ business. The business is willing to support and mould
you to achieve your desired career progression.

The role will require a person capable of working unsupervised and as part of a team.

As the ideal candidate, you will need to have proven work experience in civil construction. A proven track record in the operation of civil machinery.

A valid Class 2 with WTR is preferred but valid Class 1 driver’s licence with WTR is the minimum requirement to be considered. It is beneficial if you have class 4-5 and are competent in operating machinery. You will need to be versatile and physically fit. The role is the operation of excavation equipment but will from time to time require manual labour.

The successful candidate should be motivated, and willing to work hard to ensure their own personal growth and the development of the team. There is a strong focus on meeting Client expectations and providing high levels of customer service. You will need to have good communication skills, and a desire to go the extra mile.


  • You’re a can-do person who goes above and beyond to get the job done.
  • You put safety first.
  • You share our values like integrity and excellence.

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We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

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