Site Manager Jobs

How to Enter

To secure a job as a Site Manager in New Zealand’s Construction industry, employers many prefer candidates who hold a relevant degree, such as Civil Engineering, Building, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying qualification. Extensive experience in the Civil, Residential or Commercial Construction industry will also be hugely beneficial.


Typical Responsibilities

The typical responsibilities of a Site Manager can include any of the following:

  • Meeting with clients and customers to determine requirements and report project progress
  • Engaging with government officials, building professionals and architects to plan work
  • Concluding volume of workers, materials, and machinery needed for construction projects
  • Hiring workers and apprentices
  • Managing and training onsite workforce
  • Managing risks to avoid delays
  • Consulting with Quantity Surveyors to make sure projects are kept within budget
  • Tracking and reporting construction costs
  • Liaising with contractors and suppliers
  • Ensuring Health and Safety standards are adhered to
  • Implement traffic management and environmental protection plans



For many experienced Site Managers, the next step in their career is to move towards senior site management and secure a role as a Project Director or Construction Manager. Alternatively, they can also specialise in Contract, Health & Safety or Project Management.


Salary Range

100K – 150K per annum (NZD)


To view our latest Site Manager jobs throughout New Zealand, click here.



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



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427