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Allerton Recruitment NZ - Construction Recruitment NZ

Allerton Recruitment is one of the most reliable and professional specialist recruitment agencies in New Zealand.

Focusing on the construction, civil engineering and other specific engineering sectors, we have the contacts and resources to help you capitalise on the exciting opportunities in this unique part of the world.


How we work for you

Allerton Recruitment was founded in Auckland in 2011, and now works with clients nationwide. We have relationships with most of the large and medium sized construction companies, major specialist contractors and key civil engineering businesses throughout New Zealand. Our strategic partnerships enable us to target employers that suit candidates’ specific career aspirations and skills.

The advantage of working with the team at Allerton Recruitment is our focus on listening to candidates to gain a detailed understanding of their goals, both on a professional and personal level, and we work closely with construction and engineering companies to understand their precise staffing needs. This puts us in the best possible position to match suitably qualified candidates with roles that help them achieve these goals and find the quality of life they are looking for.

Our efficient recruitment processes help candidates looking for work in a range of roles in the construction and engineering sectors such as project managers, site managers, project engineers, quantity surveyors, civil engineers, building services managers, health and safety managers and senior management staff.

Working at a national level, we have contacts throughout the country, providing us the ability to place candidates anywhere in New Zealand, including: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and other smaller cities and towns in both the North Island and South Island.

Our experience in the New Zealand job market

We are fortunate to be working alongside clients as New Zealand is experiencing an unprecedented construction boom. The Christchurch rebuild is well underway and there is significant major commercial development and infrastructure projects in and around Auckland, repeatedly voted one of the friendliest and most liveable cities in the world.
Our extensive background in relocating candidates to New Zealand for employment opportunities in the construction and engineering industry, has led to us actively supporting overseas candidates to help make this transition as seamless as possible.

You can find more information and tips for moving to New Zealand here. 

A great place to live

We actively support overseas candidates looking to move to this part of the world. In New Zealand a huge variety of civil and geotechnical engineering projects together with highly regarded schools and universities, an excellent climate and stunning landscape make ‘Aotearoa’ a fantastic place to live and work.

You can find more information and tips for moving to New Zealand here. We can point you in the right direction when it comes to work visas, local employment hot spots and choosing a place to live that will suit you.


New Zealand is experiencing a shortage of skilled professionals nationwide. Whether you’re already in employment here or looking to move Down Under from overseas, we’d like to talk to you. Contact us today to find out more.

Meet the Team

Mark Robinson - Allerton Recruitment - Specialist Recruitment for Construction and engineering in New Zealand
Mark Robinson, Managing Director

Before founding Allerton Recruitment, Mark worked for a specialist recruiter in Auckland and quickly applied skills learned in the UK to the New Zealand market.

His career began in 1999 with one of the UK’s leading construction recruitment agencies. In 2006 he set up a new office in the north of England for a young and rapidly expanding recruitment business that he continued to manage before seeking a fresh challenge ‘Down Under’ in New Zealand.

Mark understands the challenges of moving to New Zealand, and has first hand experience of the lifestyle benefits this country has to offer over other parts of the world.

M: +64 (0)21 027 15656
E: [email protected]


Nikki Genders - Allerton Recruitment - Construction and Engineering jobs NZ
Nikki Anderson, Candidate Manager

Nikki’s role at Allerton Recruitment is focused solely on candidates. She’ll be a first point of contact for all new applicants and the friendly voice that keeps everyone up to date with the latest employment opportunities in Construction and Engineering.

Originally from the UK, Nikki moved to New Zealand in 2011. She lived in Auckland before moving south to set up a permanent base in Christchurch. Prior to joining Allerton Recruitment, Nikki was employed by a specialist civil engineering company as a Project Coordinator and worked on numerous SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) projects around the city.

Having been actively involved with Christchurch’s regeneration and seeing first hand the increasingly vibrant community, Nikki is well placed to advise people on their next career move.

M: +64 (0)22 1361083
E: [email protected]