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Although the further after-shocks in Christchurch have added to the delays with the rebuild the focus still remains on the second half of 2012 for the rebuild to begin in earnest. Both civil and construction contractors are looking at potential upcoming work and looking to secure contracts to be started later this year.
Currently the new spatial plans for the city is being developed and with it a realistic understanding of the project in hand.New Zealand already has a significant number of construction professionals but it's clear that once the rebuild begins that number won't be enough. Our clients have made it clear that although they have the personnel to deal with their current workload they will be found wanting when work really starts to pick up.
Site Engineers with civil experience will be in big demand once the major projects start to come online. Much of the current patched up work will have to be completely rebuilt with significant focus in the water, road and structures being most prominent. Engineers with experience in these areas, or a wider exposure to civil work, will be offered challenging and exciting roles in the reconstruction of the city.
There will be opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable experience whilst at the same time continuing the development of your career and ultimately grow within your sector. All of my clients like to promote from within if possible and as experienced civil engineers you will be at the front of the queue when that happens.
Those successful will be offered a salary and package in line with the local market regardless of the type of contract secured. Applications now will allow you to be in the key position when the roles are announced later in the year. If you wish to be considered for the role above, or any other construction position, then please send an updated and detailed copy of your CV and we'll be back in touch.
If you are considering a move toNew Zealand, it is important that you understand what such a move will involve. In fact the first question anyone will ask you at interview (recruiter or employer) will be -
What research have you completed regarding your move toNew Zealand?
Therefore - to make your move a success, it is essential that you are as prepared as possible.
Catalyst has prepared two tools to help you increase your chances of making a successful move. Our free reports are available to download from www.tinyurl.com/catalystbooklets and include:-
* 12 page Q&A booklet on moving to NZ
* 60 page detailed report on the Christchurch Rebuild.
If you decide to work through Catalyst - not only will you receive the necessary information via these booklets and regular newsletters to assist you move, but you will be automatically perceived by our clients as well prepared and your application will be taken more seriously.