Your guide to New Zealand

Are you a Civil Engineer or a Construction Professional who is considering working and living in New Zealand? Look no further! Explore our comprehensive guide that gives you practical advice and tips that will make your move to NZ easier.  

If you are considering bringing your engineering or construction skills to New Zealand, now is the right time! The country is open to skilled migrants and with ongoing skill shortages, employers are encouraged to recruit internationally. The New Zealand Government is resuming the Skilled Migrant Category that will help Kiwi businesses attract global talent.

Job opportunities for civil engineers and construction professionals are excellent in New Zealand right now. Many engineering professions are on the Immigration New Zealand Green List which means being able to apply for a Straight to Residence Visa.

Many regions of New Zealand are planning record levels of infrastructure spending in the coming years. The current infrastructure pipeline is $41 billion, including ongoing and planned projects with most of the work in Auckland.

Interested in knowing more? Find all the information you need below.   



Find out about different types of visas available to Engineers and Construction Professionals who want to move to New Zealand.

Moving & Shipping

Advice and useful tips on how to make your move to New Zealand as smooth as possible (includes a printable moving checklist).

Renting a property

Information on renting a property in New Zealand including types of rental agreements, costs and availability.

Bringing your pet

Find out what requirements you need to meet to bring your pet to New Zealand.

Education & Childcare

Overview of New Zealand’s education system, types of schools and costs.

Cost of living

A useful guide to New Zealand’s cost of living and how it compares to other countries.


What you need to know about public transport and driving in New Zealand.


Learn about New Zealand’s healthcare system and private health insurance.

General tips

Useful travel tips and advice for Engineers considering moving to New Zealand.


Skills shortages

Learn about current engineering and construction skills shortages and check in your skills are in demand.

Qualifications recognition

Check if your civil engineering qualifications are recognized in New Zealand.

Write the perfect CV

Applying for an engineering job in New Zealand? We show you how to create the perfect CV.

Tax system

What you need about tax rates and tax system in New Zealand.

Register or Apply now

Register your interest or apply to our engineering and construction jobs in New Zealand now.

Industry news

Keep up-to-date with New Zealand’s latest construction, infrastructure and civil engineering news.




Known as the ‘City of Sails,’ Auckland is the largest city and the commercial hub of New Zealand.


With its scenic natural harbour, Wellington is one of the World’s most liveable cities and the capital of New Zealand.


The Canterbury region is centred around the city of Christchurch with beautiful natural surroundings.


The Waikato region is home to over 80 ethnic groups and the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.