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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.


Work Type: Full time 
Rooney Earthmoving is seeking an Experienced Qualified Drainlayer and a Skilled Drainlayer.



HDPE Liner Welders

Work Type: Full time
Category: Heavy Equipment Operations
Other Construction & Architecture
Demolition & Excavation
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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