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Keen to help build the legacy? Come and be part of the Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway.

Current vacancies

We are currently advertising the following positions:

  •  Civil Drainlayer Working Supervisor

    We are looking for an experienced Drainlayer to lead one of our teams. You'll have proven skills to lead a team to efficiently run a drainage crew. Experience working with all types of general drainage: sub-divisional through to box culvert installation, civil construction and everything in between.

    Read more and apply on Trade Me(external link)

  •   Civil Infrastructure Apprentices

    Calling all school leavers and people looking for a career change. If you’ve ever wondered what construction is like, here’s a unique opportunity to find out while advancing your career. The Te Ahu a Turanga Alliance is looking for Civil Infrastructure Apprentices to join our Earthworks team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the project team, gain some new skills and set yourself up for a rewarding and fulfilling career.

    Find out more about the role and apply [PDF, 335 KB]

  •   ADT Operator

    The Te Ahu a Turanga Alliance is looking for Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) Operators to join our Manawatū based Earthworks team. Whether you are just starting out with a few hours behind the wheel, or are a proficient operator, we want to hear from you.

    As an ADT operator, you will be working all over the project working in both large and small teams. Undertaking cut to fill, cut to waste and stockpile operations on formed haul roads.

    Read more and apply on Trade Me(external link)

  •   Multi-skilled Operators

    As a highly skilled operator, you will be working on some of most complex terrain on the highway alignment. You’ll be operating our late model and well-maintained equipment all over the project, bringing your skills to our team and completing high quality advanced earthworks operations.

    The Te Ahu a Turanga Alliance is looking for Multi Skilled Operators to join our Manawatū based Earthworks team. Ideally you are a true “black-belt” – proficient in all facets of earthmoving plant operation and keen to use your skills on one of New Zealand’s most complex jobs.

    Read more and apply on Trade Me(external link)



  •   Training opportunities

    Infrastructure Skills Centre - your first step to a future in construction. Register your interest for this six-week introductory construction course. The programme is a mix of in-class and hands-on sessions providing the basics of construction, from health and safety to traffic management, drainlaying, pavements and power tools.  At the end of the ‘earn while you learn’ course, participants will have earned a New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works – L2.

    To find out more or enrol, email: 

    About the course - info for applicants [PDF, 1.8 MB]


Work packs for businesses, subcontractors and consultants

If you’re a local business interested in work on the highway, please get in touch so we can contact you when an opportunity comes up in your field. Current work packs are listed below.

To register your interest as a consultant, subcontractor or supplier, please download and fill out the Expression of Interest form and email it to us.

Current work packs

We are seeking expressions of interest from local businesses for upcoming work on:

      • central sculpture to roundabouts (16m tall weathering steel and SHS fabrication)
      • art pieces for stopping places (laser cut weathering steel options)
      • bored drains to batters.

Why work with us?

When you work on Te Ahu a Turanga you become part of the Te Ahu a Turanga whānau. We take health, safety and wellbeing personally and people always come first.

We have a commitment, wherever possible, to prioritise:

      • Local employment, with the intention that Manawatū and Tararua locals make up 60% of our workforce.
      • Māori and Pasifika employment with the intention that Māori and Pasifika people make up at least 30% of our workforce.
      • Gender balance and diversity within our workforce.

We are a whānau-focused alliance and have a well-resourced and progressive wellbeing strategy that ensures people on the project are supported - from discounted kai boxes and gym memberships for you and your whānau, to an onsite nurse and access to health services.

If you have any other questions about working on the project, you can email us at:

Page last updated 20 October 2021