Work with us

The Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-One section of Te Ara Tupua is being delivered by Te Ara Tupua Alliance, on behalf of Waka Kotahi and our partners.

An Alliance is a contracting model where a project funding organisation such as Waka Kotahi works closely with design and construction companies. It is more collaborative than a standard contract for construction projects.

Te Ara Tupua Alliance consists of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Tonkin + Taylor (design partner), Downer NZ and HEB Construction (construction partners). Most roles in the project are employed through the design and construction partners, offering potential career development within these firms beyond the duration of the project.

The Alliance team is working closely with iwi mana whenua – Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika and Ngāti Toa Rangatira. We encourage uri (descendants) of these iwi to apply for roles working with us.


This is your chance to work for the Alliance delivering an iconic project for Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. We have roles available for you to join our team. Please contact one of the members of our team if you have any interest in any of the roles or if you have any questions.

We would also like hear from anyone who is interested in working for the Alliance or is interested in a career in working on these types of projects.

Current roles

There are no current vacancies in Te Ara Tupua Alliance, but we welcome expressions of interest. Please feel free to get in touch with any of the people below with your CV and we will contact you should a relevant role become available.

Key contacts

Amanda Palmer
People & Culture Lead

Ali Houpapa
Iwi Cultural Advisor

Shyena Gounder
Recruitment Advisor (Downer)