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Job Type
Traffic Management
Hawke's Bay
Job Reference
Posted Date
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The Higgins Green Team in Napier are looking for a permanent full time Traffic Management Operative (formerly Traffic Controller) to join the Traffic Management Crew.

  • Grow and develop in a supportive team 
  • Progress to STMS level – paid by us!
  • Competitive hourly rate

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for temporary traffic management duties on roadwork sites to achieve safety of the people on site, the public, traffic, and compliance.  You will be working a minimum of 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 6am-6pm and have the flexibility to work additional hours/days as required.

  • Read Traffic Management Plans (TMP) and load trucks
  • Maintain and ensure plant and equipment are operational
  • Coordinate with STMS to improve productivity and reduce risks
  • Operate plant and equipment safely and efficiently
  • Complete documentation accurately and on time
  • Communicate with team and stakeholders, maintaining professionalism
  • Perform various additional duties as necessary

What you’ll bring to the role

  • A safety-first attitude – for yourself, your team and the public
  • Current TMO licence (Level 1 minimum)
  • Full New Zealand Driver’s License Class 1 is essential
  • Reliable, punctual, and motivated
  • Good communicator
  • High level of physical fitness
  • Team player
  • Problem solving ability

About Us

Higgins is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path with people at the heart of what we do every day. We offer a great working environment, competitive hourly rate, subsidised medical insurance and subsidised education and training for you and your dependants.

Building better roads for safer journeys 
He pai ake te hanga o ngā rori, kia haumaru ai ngā haerenga

How to apply

Interested? Click Apply and provide a current CV.

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to complete a Ministry of Justice check and pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check – you’ll need to be fit for work!

We welcome your individuality. We are enriched by so many nationalities, languages, religions, customs, and lifestyles. We are proud of our diversity and see it as one of the things that make us stronger.