Leading Hand

How to Enter

To secure a job as a Leading Hand on a Civil Construction site, New Zealand employers will expect you to be a qualified Tradesperson with a relevant diploma, such as a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. You can further improve your employability by specialising in Civil Engineering and having previous experience working on site and managing others.

 

Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Leading Hand can include the following:

  • Supervising and training Labourers
  • Supervising contractors and sub-contractors
  • Overseeing the operation of plant vehicles and construction materials
  • Deciding work schedules and setting priority
  • Monitoring Health & Safety, quality assurance and environmental plans

 

Progression

Successful Lead Hands can often find themselves in line for senior Supervisory or management positions. Alternatively, they can also train and obtain a Bachelor degree to become a fully qualified Engineer, Quantity Surveyor or Planner.

 

Salary Range

38K – 50K per annum (NZD)

 

To view our latest Leading Hand jobs throughout New Zealand, click here.

Wellington

Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955

reception@roblawmax.co.nz

 

Auckland

Physical Address:
Generator, Level 1
Stanbeth House
28 Customs St East
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 951 5011

Christchurch

Physical Address:
Level 1, Kensington House
185 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8011
New Zealand

Tel: 0800 868 436

 

Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
Office T43
477 Boundary Street
Springhill
Brisbane
QLD 4000
Australia
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427

 

South West, United Kingdom

Abbey Manor Business Centre
Preston Road
Yeovil
Somerset, BA20 2EN
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 203 934 6389