International Recruitment: Civil Engineering, Construction, Surveying


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ConsultANZ is an expert in international recruitment of Civil Engineers, Construction Professionals and Surveyors for vacancies across Australia and New Zealand.

As a leading international recruitment agency, ConsultANZ leverages its extensive network and connections in various countries to identify and attract the best-suited candidates for diverse engineering, construction and surveying roles. Over the last 12 years, ConsultANZ has positioned itself as a trusted partner for employers seeking exceptional professionals to join their teams.

Why you should consider international recruitment

The shortage of civil engineers in Australia and New Zealand can be attributed to a combination of factors. Firstly, both countries have been experiencing robust economic growth and ongoing infrastructure development that have led to an increased demand for engineering expertise across various industries. However, this surge in demand has outpaced the number of qualified engineers available, creating a talent gap.

Another contributing factor is the aging workforce in the engineering sector. Many experienced engineers are nearing retirement age, and there aren’t enough young graduates or skilled replacements to fill their positions. Additionally, the skills and expertise of available engineering graduates may not always align with the specific needs of industries and employers, resulting in a mismatch between job requirements and candidate qualifications.

The engineering skills shortage has been exacerbated by COVID-19 and is causing engineering job vacancy rates around the World to continue to skyrocket.

In Australia alone, the number of engineering jobs advertised increased by 50% in 2021. It is estimated that to meet demand across Australia, over 41,000 further individuals will be required to fill engineering occupations including civil, geotechnical, and structural engineers.

As a well-established and specialised recruitment agency, we take pride in our ability to connect our Australian and New Zealand clients with top-tier talent from across the globe. By recruiting from overseas, your company can gain access to a diverse pool of skilled engineering, construction, and surveying candidates.

Because we have been recruiting internationally for many years, we already have substantial pipelines of hard-to-find, pre-interviewed candidates who are keen to start a new life Down Under.

Why choose ConsultANZ for international recruitment needs

At ConsultANZ, we excel in addressing the unique challenges that arise when recruiting international candidates. The process of finding candidates with the right qualifications and technical prowess can be arduous, given variations in standards and qualifications across different countries. Additionally, time zone differences can hinder seamless communication and interview scheduling.

We partner with immigration consultants who have experience in securing working visas for civil engineering and construction staff for both Australia and New Zealand. By partnering with visa experts, we make the recruitment process efficient and seamless for our clients. We have a track record and capacity to deliver as few as 1 or as many as 40 placements on large infrastructure projects.

Over the last decade, we have placed hundreds of civil engineers, construction professionals, and surveyors from such countries as South Africa, the UK, Ireland, and others, on a variety of projects across Australia and New Zealand.

Unlike other recruitment agencies which service many sectors, we focus on the engineering, construction, and surveying sectors.

The advantages of using ConsultANZ

  1. Access to a Wider Talent Pool: ConsultANZ has established networks and databases of candidates, both active job seekers and passive candidates, which means we can tap into a more extensive talent pool than what may be available through job adverts alone.
  2. Specialized Industry Knowledge: ConsultANZ is a specialized recruitment agency. Our expertise allows us to better understand the unique requirements of a job role and match candidates with the right skills and experience.
  3. Time and Resource Savings: Recruiting can be a time-consuming process, involving advertising, screening applications, and conducting interviews. Using ConsultANZ can save time and resources for employers, as the agency handles the initial screening and shortlisting of candidates.
  4. Confidentiality: In some cases, companies may need to keep their recruitment efforts confidential, such as when replacing a key employee. ConsultANZ can maintain confidentiality throughout the hiring process.
  5. Pre-Screening and Assessment: We conduct pre-screening and skills assessments of candidates before presenting them to employers. This ensures that only the most qualified candidates are considered for the position.
  6. Negotiation and Mediation: ConsultANZ can act as an intermediary between employers and candidates during salary negotiations and other sensitive discussions, helping to facilitate a smoother hiring process.
  7. Market Insights and Salary Benchmarking: ConsultANZ has up-to-date market insights and salary benchmarking data, which can help employers set competitive salary packages and stay informed about industry trends.
  8. Reduced Turnaround Time: We are experienced in managing the hiring process efficiently, reducing the time to fill vacancies, and ensuring a faster turnaround for employers.
  9. Temporary and Contract Staffing: In addition to permanent placements, we also offer temporary and contract staffing solutions, allowing employers to quickly fill short-term staffing needs.

While job adverts can be useful for reaching a broader audience, partnering with a reputable recruitment agency such as ConsultANZ can offer a more targeted and efficient approach to finding the best-suited candidates for specific job roles. Employers can benefit from the expertise, resources, and network that we can bring to the table, leading to successful and lasting hires.

Engineering, Construction, and Surveying Professionals we recruit

Our specialized team at ConsultANZ is equipped to help you navigate through the complexities of international recruitment. Over the last twelve years, we have built an extensive global network of talent. With our team’s expert guidance and consultative approach, we ensure that you find the ideal candidate tailored to your specific requirements.

At ConsultANZ we recognize the paramount importance of securing the right candidate to fit your organizational needs. We can help you close positions that you have been unable to fill for months, including:

  • Site Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Senior Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Safety Managers
  • HSEQ Advisors
  • Pavement Engineers
  • Planners/Schedulers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Estimators
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Piling Design and Estimation Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Foremen

Submit a Vacancy

If you are struggling to attract suitable civil engineering or construction candidates for your Australian or New Zealand business, it’s time to reach out to ConsultANZ. Whether you are a small business, a consultancy or a multinational firm, we can find the right people for you. If you would like to find out more about our tailored solutions, get in touch with Peter Laver on LinkedIn.

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