Civil construction

The Civil Construction workforce for Tairāwhiti currently sits at 2,140, which is the third highest employer.

Workers are estimated as being distributed across the following areas (top 6):

  • Truck Driver (General)
  • Electrician (General)
  • Labourer
  • Painting Trades Worker
  • Excavator Operator
  • Builder's Labourer.

The Civil Construction workforce [7] for Tairāwhiti is predicted to be 2,290 by the year 2028. However, this does not consider the work needed following recent weather events including Cyclone Gabrielle.

It is estimated that this sector will have 702 job openings through to 2028. This estimates the number of people required to fill new job openings (150) and replace workers (552) who move to another sector or retire.  

In order to fill these job openings, the following predictions indicate the qualification requirements in Civil Construction:

  • Certificate (Level 1 to 3): 329
  • Certificate (Level 4): 153
  • Certificate (Level 5 to 6): 53
  • Degree (Level 7+): 165

The need for civil construction workers is likely to be greater than this amount given the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle.


Footnotes

[7] Civil Construction workforce includes:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transport Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
  • Backhoe Operator
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Excavator Operator
  • Grader Operator, Loader Operator
  • Linemarker
  • Paving Plant Operator
  • Road Roller Operator
  • Truck Driver (General)
  • Drainage
  • Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer
  • Earthmoving Labourer
  • Concreter
  • Truck Driver's Offsider.
Last updated: 06 June 2023