Leading Hand- Nelson

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Nelson
  • Job Reference:14485
  • Closing Date:13 Dec 2019



Higgins (part of the Fletcher Building Group) is a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. Many people have built great careers with Higgins over the last 50 years. As a member of the Higgins Green Team that opportunity is open to you as we work, grow and have fun together building tomorrows New Zealand.


We are undertaking maintenance activities as part of the Nelson City Maintenance Contract. In this role you will undertake routine road maintenance activities and minor road repairs. These works include kerb & channel, footpath, boundary to boundary carriageway maintenance, emergency repairs as well as incident response. 

This is a permanent full-time position based out of our Nelson office, with a rotating on-call duty roster. You need to be able to work the occasional week on night shift. 


  • Experience in a similar role is essential
  • Managing onsite work on a day to day basis, setting goals and programming the days movements 
  • Class 2 licence and WTR endorsement is a must, Class 4 would be advantageous
  • Experience in concrete and hand laying of Asphalt, would be advantageous
  • Self-motivation, a positive attitude and the ability to think for yourself
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness, due to the physical nature of the position
  • Be a reliable, honest, flexible team-player 



  • Competitive Hourly Rate
  • On-going training and development 
  • Access to the Fletchers Benefit Programme, including discounted health insurance, family scholarships & share schemes.