Departments / Industry Sectors

Professional & Technical Department

Canstaff's Professional & Technical Department specialises in the recruitment of technical and management personnel to the construction and engineering industry.

We source qualified & experienced staff for permanent roles as well as on contract/short term contracts in the fields of main contracting, engineering, quantity surveying, health & safety etc.

Canstaff provide a professional, confidential and personal service at a competitive rate to our clients. Over the last decade we have built strong relationships with our wide client base which includes a number of industry leaders to smaller operators.

Our constantly expanding database of highly qualified candidates includes:

  • Civil & Structural Engineers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Draughting Personnel
  • Health & Safety Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Quantity surveyors/ Commercial Dtaff
  • Site Administrators/Document Controllers

We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to our clients’ needs in a timely manner with a shortlist of interviewed, background and reference checked candidates.

We believe our role is to create and facilitate a successful union by carefully matching our candidate's qualifications, experience and abilities with our clients' specific requirements. This approach built on our ‘strict attention to detail' policy distinguishes our team of dedicated industry experienced consultants from that of our competitors.

Civil Construction Department

Civil construction shapes the world we live in today, developing our infrastructure to improve our everyday living. With the continued growth in the civil construction sector and in order to effectively meet our client's requirements, we have dedicated civil construction departments based in every Canstaff office nationwide.

Our specialist teams are experts in their sector focused on supporting consultancies, contractors and infrastructure owner and operators. This has enabled us to grow rapidly into a leading white collar recruitment business throughout New Zealand.

We recognise that civil construction is an integral part of the engineering, environmental and construction industries. We are a close partner of the sectors which design, construct and maintain; roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supply and sewage systems. With an experienced management team in place, and offices located throughout New Zealand, Canstaff are in position to focus on supplying key phases of project life cycle; from design through to handback.

Canstaff have the ability to supply staff for long term civil construction projects or as a one-off requirement. We consistently provide the right candidates to the right project, and are renowned for our ability to secure candidates the most rewarding career opportunities.

We currently recruit and supply staff for the following positions (if what you require is not listed, please contact us and we will find a solution tailored for you via our extensive domestic and/or global network):

  • Civil Construction Project Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Site Supervisor
  • Operations Supervisor
  • HSE Manager
  • Civil Construction Driver
  • Civil Construction Foreman
  • Surveyor
  • Civil Construction Manager
  • Civil Construction Operator
  • Bridge Construction Staff
  • Civil Site Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
  • Road Construction Staff
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • HSQES Manager
  • Roading Engineer
  • CAD Technicians
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Road Workers/Gangs

Labour & Trades Department

Canstaff are one of the main suppliers of Labour and Trades throughout Canterbury with a proven track record spanning 10 years.

This service involves the supply of contract labour (skilled and semi-skilled), tradesmen, machine drivers, etc to supplement the client's own workforce as required in busy times and tight contract deadlines.

Whether the requirement is for one operative for one day or a complete service gang for the duration of a contract, we provide competent, vetted and appropriately trained personnel and operate a comprehensive reviewing process to ensure that the client is satisfied with the operatives supplied. Regular contact with site management teams and workforce is maintained through our mobile labour managers who visit sites regularly. Any issues that the workers may have can thus be dealt with at source.

By managing the labour requirements, we leave the site team free to manage the job.

Construction Office Support Department

Canstaff specialise in sourcing efficient and professional office support staff for our clients in the construction sector.

We provide staff whose skills and experience add value to the client's business and work environment.

We provide site secretaries and administrators, company accountants, document controllers, executive assistants, receptionists and office juniors.

The close working relationships that have been developed with practices of all sizes and the integrated nature of the Office Support department ensures that we are able to offer suitably qualified candidates a whole range of job vacancies in any number of locations.

Through our screening and interviewing process, we can provide an excellent calibre of candidate to ensure that they fit the experience, personality and motivation required by our clients.

Industry Sectors

You will find all the sectors we cater for listed below. Our consultants are on hand now, to discuss your requirements.

Construction ~ Engineering ~ Civil Construction ~ Trade ~ Industrial ~ Construction Office Support

Construction Department

Canstaff specialise in providing construction jobs for permanent and contract positions. Our dedicated team continues to successfully supply contract and permanent building services personnel to contractors and consultancies throughout the South Island. We deal with an array of clients from small family-run businesses to large blue-chip companies and, with a strong reputation in a competitive market, for:

  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Planning Engineers
  • Site Engineers
  • Site Managers
  • Construction Site Agents
  • Forepersons
  • Estimators
  • Safety Officers
  • Carpenters
  • Hammerhands

Engineering Department

Our engineering recruitment specialists source fully trained and experienced personnel from around the world for all sizes of projects on both a permanent and contract basis.

Canstaff have developed extensive links with major blue chip organisations, existing as a preferred personnel supplier to many companies in this sector. The consultants have a wealth of experience covering a variety of industries – including: oil & gas, food, and manufacturing – amongst others. From technicians, CAD operators and designers to project managers and commissioning engineers – Canstaff is skilled and experienced at recruiting these personnel and finding the right fit to accurately suit their specific requirements.

  • Architects
  • Automation Engineers
  • CNC Operators
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Control Systems Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Draughtsmen
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers

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Civil Construction Department

The Civil Construction department of Canstaff recruits contract and permanent personnel for structural and civil engineering positions across New Zealand and the world on behalf of a variety of clients

- including major blue chip companies, specialist consultancies, local authorities and niche operators

- across the built environment as well as onshore and offshore petrochemical / oil & gas industries.

Our civil engineering recruitment division has experience advising clients on market conditions, personnel availability, and salaries & rates - which all helps to support the flexible service on offer and ensure that we are consistently capable of providing comprehensive, rapid responses to requirements.

  • Building Services Engineers
  • Civil/Structural CAD Technicians
  • Civil Designers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Highway Engineers
  • Machine Operators
  • Structural Designers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Road Gangs

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Trade Department

As one of Canterbury’s leading recruitment consultancy firms, the trades sector is a major part to the company and has a dedicated focus recruiting both nationally and internationally.

This places us in a unique position - to be able to source ideal candidates for employment, and satisfy the demand for skilled trades people who are actually eager to work. We understand current employment issues and workplace trends, which enables us to secure qualified and reliable personnel to help grow your business.

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
  • Automotive Service Technicians
  • Cabinet Makers
  • Carpenters
  • Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operators
  • Drainlayers
  • Electricians
  • Floor Covering Installers
  • Fitter Turners
  • Fitter Welders
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Gasfitters
  • Glaziers
  • Joiners
  • Mechanics and Diesel Mechanics
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
  • Painters and Decorators
  • Plumbers
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Sprinkler Systems Installers
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers

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Industrial Department

The industrial department of Canstaff specialise in providing jobs to professionals throughout Canterbury including manufacturing, warehousing and logistics professionals.

Canstaff understand that every industrial and warehousing client's requirements are individual and specific to the products and services that they offer. We can supply drivers to small operations through to a fleet Class 5 drivers for large distribution/logistics organisations.

We can provide candidates for the following industrial jobs:

Industrial & Warehouse
  • Pickers & Packers
  • Shift Workers
  • Production Line Personnel
  • Assembly Personnel
  • Food Personnel
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Dispatch Assistants
Management & Supervisory
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Warehouse Supervisors
  • Supply Chain Planners
  • Logistics Management
Logistics & Driving
  • Forklift Operators (Counterbalance)
  • Forklift Operators (Reach)
  • Class 1-5 Operators

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Construction Office Support

Our Construction Office Support Department works closely with construction companies to meet the need for highly professional office/site support staff. During times of rapid growth it is essential that back-end support systems are in place.

We provide staff that are skilled, professional and add value to the client's work environment.

We provide:

  • Site Secretaries
  • Site Administrators
  • Document Controllers
  • Executive Assistants
  • Office Administrators
  • Receptionists
  • Office Juniors
  • Customer Service
  • HR and Training
  • Accountancy and Finance
  • IT and Facilities