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International recruitment

Updated: 22 July 2014

Looking for a career where you can make a difference and change your lifestyle? You can have both here in New Zealand while working at the Transport Agency.

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Bridge construction crane.

Bridge construction crane.

Our road network is fundamental to the way New Zealanders live. It's critical to our economy, allowing goods to be transported within the country, as well as to export markets from our ports and airports.

Our roads also connect New Zealanders to each other - allowing us to see friends and families, get to work and home again, do our shopping, and access social and recreational amenities.

We have more than 1300 people located in offices spread across the country from Dunedin to Whangarei - with diverse roles ranging from customer service, engineering, and communications, to building highways, licensing drivers and vehicles, and stakeholder consultation.

Find out what our Highways & Network Operations Group Manager, Tommy Parker,has to say about building, maintaining and operating 10,000 kms of the state highway network. You can also hear from our Regional Directors about what the Transport Agency is doing in Northland, Auckland and the South island.

We're in growth mode

To get an idea of the type of complex and innovative projects we do, take a look at the Waterview Connection project, and the Centennial Highway barrier project which is part of the Safer Journeys programme.

Applying from overseas

We're an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer. This means we can help with the immigration process for international candidates or ex-pats returning from overseas to start work with us. This may include support with relocation.

If you're interested in working for the Transport Agency, you can get the ball rolling by contacting the Immigration New Zealand (external website) to see if you're eligible to work in New Zealand.

The Transport Agency gives preference to candidates who have the legal right to work in New Zealand i.e. New Zealand or Australian citizens, as well as holders of a valid work or residence visa or permit issued by Immigration New Zealand.

What's in it for you?

  • A job where you can make a difference
  • Interesting and challenging work
  • A competitive salary
  • A friendly working environment that encourages innovation and supports professional development.
  • Work-life balance

Check out other benefits of working for the Transport Agency here.
If you come as a family, they'll love you for it - access to activities such as kayaking, rafting, bush walks with rare native animals and flora, cycling, bungy jumping, scuba diving and snow skiing.

Here's what some of our people have to say about making the move to New Zealand and working for the Transport Agency.

Getting here and settling in

Here are some links to information and resources about education, housing, lifestyle and working in New Zealand.