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Rooney Group is a leading New Zealand civil contractor. We offer a range of services including in earthmoving, civil construction, pipe and cable laying, drilling, cartage and transportation.

Founded by Gary Rooney in 1970, Rooney Group began as a small earthmoving business with a single bulldozer in Waimate, South Canterbury. Over the last 38 years Gary has grown this business upon strong principles of trust, reliability and customer satisfactions.

Today Rooney Group has separate companies for earthmoving, boring and holdings, employing over 250+ staff at branches in Waimate, Ashburton, Christchurch, Timaru and Oamaru. While it has grown in size, the company remains 100% locally owned by Gary. Although Gary remains a hands-on managing director, he now relies on a skilled and experienced team of managers, engineers and operators. Along with extensive equipment and internationally certified systems for quality, safety and environmental management, Roooney Group consistently completes projects ranging in size and complexity, on time and within budget.

If you are looking for and exciting challenge or would like to find out more about our job vacancies, please contact us.

Company Communications Officer

Rooney Earthmoving Ltd. is a local company that is proud to be one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned civil contractors. It specialises in on-farm work, major earthworks and civil construction projects throughout the South Island.

The company is looking to place an experienced wordsmith who can support a busy team of Engineers with professional written and verbal presentations. Applicants will ideally possess attributes including:

  • Professional document presentation and publication skills.
  • Capable of writing and presenting attributes for tender submissions.
  • Experience with website development and maintenance.
  • Excellent publishing, photography, and presentation software skills.
  • Understanding of company image preservation and enhancement.
  • A positive interest in the civil construction industry.


This is a new role with exciting potential to develop around the right enthusiastic and optimistic person. Applicants must hold NZ residency.
A competitive salary and work conditions will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

Applicants can contact the General Manager on 027 4984676, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form, or post their applications to Rooney Earthmoving, PO Box 2159, Washdyke, Timaru 7940.

Drainlayers

Work Type: Full time 
Location: Washdyke, Canterbury - Timaru, Canterbury

The Timaru branch is planning to appoint a Experienced Qualified Drainlayer and a Skilled Drainlayer. The individuals will have attributes that include...

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Workshop Manager / Co-ordinator

Work Type: Full time
Category: Mechanic, Workshop and Manager
Listing Date: 13 October 2017
Location: Timaru, South Canterbury

Rooney Earthmoving has a position for a Workshop Manager / Co-ordinator in its Timaru Depot

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HDPE Liner Welders

Work Type: Full time
Category: Heavy Equipment Operations
Other Construction & Architecture
Demolition & Excavation
Earthmoving
Fitting, Welding & Metalworking
Location: South Canterbury

Rooney Earthmoving is currently lining ponds in the South Canterbury region and is searching for skilled welders to join its existing lining team who have 10 years HDPE liner placement experience, is qualified at the different welding techniques used to join HDPE...

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