HEB Construction

Building, Construction & Engineering

For over 50 years, HEB Construction has been playing an integral role in supporting the way New Zealanders live, work, travel and play.

Roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, walkways, wastewater systems, even playgrounds – everything we do is designed to improve the lives of people all around the country.

At HEB, we believe strongly in collaboration. We work with our clients and customers in partnerships built on trust and respect, finding ways to utilise the technical knowledge, expertise and inspiration that each individual can offer the project. Some of our greatest innovations have come from those not in charge but who felt free to speak openly regardless of their position.

Our projects succeed because we listen, engage and empower people to make decisions and deliver their best. It’s a HEB thing that proves itself again and again.


Working with HEB

When you join HEB, you’re joining a nationwide team that values each one of its people. We work hard to offer our teams the training and experience they need to build genuine careers in the civil construction industry.

Wherever you find yourself in HEB as you try new things and progress, you’ll have access to a network of established experts and innovators here in New Zealand, as well as global opportunities through our overseas partners.

People are at the heart of what we do, and it’s important to us that everyone in our team feels valued, respected, and able to speak their minds openly. Only by acknowledging everyone’s individuality, skills and ideas can we be truly innovative.

Working at HEB gives people a sense of purpose, that they’re leaving their mark on the nation. Whether you’re driving a front loader or steering a project, we’re one HEB team. Together we celebrate individuality and applaud excellence. So play to your strengths and shine. Because that’s the way we innovate, problem solve and succeed.


Graduate Programme

You’ve graduated! If you see your future in the infrastructure construction industry, let’s talk about the huge opportunities HEB can offer you. By joining our world-leading workforce, you’ll be working on some of NZ’s largest infrastructure projects and maintenance programmes.

As well as getting fantastic work experience, you’ll benefit from a company culture that puts our people at the heart of what we do. What does that mean for you? It means you are valued as an individual, properly mentored, and positively supported. It means you’ll feel part of something bigger, as we build for a better tomorrow.

Each year we recruit graduate engineers to join HEB Construction. The graduate programme is one of our key development programmes within HEB. Our approach is to ensure our graduates experience each facet of the business over a two-year period so they are then able to choose an area to specialise in for their future career path. This means that the business ends up with well-rounded graduate engineers that understand how the whole business works and operates.

Our goal is to coach, mentor and develop young engineers so they can develop their skills to progress in the right career direction.

Apprenticeship Programme

HEB apprenticeships are an ideal way to develop your skills and progress your career.

By joining our world-leading workforce, you’ll get opportunities for on-the-job training working on some of NZ’s biggest infrastructure projects in key cities as well as smaller ones in rural towns around the country.

In addition, you’ll experience first-hand a company culture that puts our people at the heart of what we do, celebrates individuality and champions collaboration.

What does that mean for you? It means you are valued as an individual, properly mentored, and positively supported. It means you’ll feel part of something bigger, as we build for a better tomorrow.

Check out the available opportunities HERE.


Cadetship Programme

For those with the NZ Diploma in Engineering Level 6 (gained through a polytechnic), we offer a cadetship to gain the NZ Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP). 2 years of practical on-the-job training to give you the experience to gain this valued qualification. This is a pathway for supervisors in particular.

The following Graduate Profile applies to NZDEP (Civil Engineering): 

  • Comprehend and apply detailed knowledge underpinning good practice as an engineering technician
  • Identify, state and analyse well-defined engineering problems in accordance with good practice for engineering
  • Design or develop solutions to well-defined engineering problems by applying accepted procedures and methodologies
  • Be responsible for making decisions on part, or all, of one or more well-defined engineering activities
  • Manage part or all of one or more well-defined engineering activities in accordance with good engineering management practice
  • Identify risk and apply risk management techniques to well-defined engineering problems
  • Conduct engineering activities to an ethical standard at least equivalent to the relevant code of ethical conduct
  • Recognise the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural and environmental effects of well-defined engineering activities generally
  • Communicate clearly with others in the course of his/her well-defined engineering activities
  • Maintain the currency of engineering knowledge and skills
  • Exercise sound engineering judgement

Summer Intern Programme

Each year, our internship programme allows students the opportunity to build their professional experience on our sites as they complete their degrees and look to become the next generation of talented construction professionals.

We also have a partnership with Tupu Toa to provide great opportunities for Maori and Pasifika students to become our future engineers and leaders.

We provide a fun and inclusive environment for our summer interns to learn operational work on site. This gives them exposure to a great range of works and helps them identify potential interest in joining our graduate programme after their studies to build their career.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

HEB Construction is made of individuals with unique skills, backgrounds and experiences. We strongly value diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We recognise the benefits of embracing and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.

We accept different people, cultures, thoughts and approaches. We encourage each other to give opinions and ideas. We like honest, upfront attitudes.

HEB has established a committee that will continue to review and implement policies, activities and strategies to promote and foster DEI. The Committee also operates as an avenue for staff to provide feedback and suggestions about their inclusion experiences within HEB.

HEB Construction is also one of the Accord signatories for The Diversity Agenda, which demonstrate our commitment.

We want engineers and architects to represent everyone so the world they create is as diverse and inspiring as the people in it. That’s why we’re committed to making our industries in New Zealand inclusive for all. Whether in the front line or a supporting role, everyone has the right to feel they belong – where they are safe, supported and valued. Anything less will not reflect the communities we support.

HEB Construction was recently awarded the Inclusive Workspace Award from Diversity Awards NZ 2022 for a medium-large Organisation.

The Diversity Works New Zealand Awards are one of the most significant awards programmes in Aotearoa, celebrating leadership and excellence in incorporating workplace diversity and inclusion.

High Visibility For Women in Construction

Tossing up a career in trade, or keen to get a taste of what working in the Infrastructure industry is like?

Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV) gives female students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, hear from inspirational women in the industry and learn what a career in the infrastructure industries, as well as other important trade sectors, can offer.

HEB Construction is a proud employer sponsor of this event!

Keep reading to discover our recent success stories:

The Takitimu North Link project team enjoyed hosting female students from local Tauranga high schools for another successful Girls with Hi-Vis event.

The contingent of female students from Tauranga Girls College, Otumoetai College, Bethlehem College, and Katikati College were able to see first-hand what working life on a construction project is like and hear from a wide range of inspirational wahine working on the project, sharing their insights, experiences, and career journeys.

In partnership with Connexis | Te Pūkenga, HEB Construction’s Joint Venture team (HEB Construction, Fulton Hogan, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency) showcased the kind of work they do on a large and complex construction project like Takitimu North Link (a NZ Upgrade project).

The team also provided a real-life glimpse into life in construction and the variety of career pathways and opportunities that are available.

“With such a big project like TNL and all the other projects HEB has on in the region, this event created a wonderful opportunity for the high school students to hear about the many careers of the people delivering them,”says David Hall, Training Manager, HEB Construction.

Find out more, register and get involved via the link below:


Our Work

Our award-winning road and bridge construction capabilities include upgrading urban roads, vital rail links, and Roads of National Significance. Below are the details of some of our recent projects (finished or current).

Ahaura River Bridge

Community relationships are at the heart of successful delivery.

Ahaura’s previous single-lane bridge was simply no longer enough to support growing State Highway 7 traffic, especially in peak tourist season.

Our role was to replace the old bridge with a new 220-metre two-lane bridge, including building and re-aligning 1 kilometre of roading to support the new infrastructure. Work also included a pedestrian path on the upstream side of the new bridge, linking the south to Ahaura township.

The remote location of this project made for a challenging environment, with a lot of stakeholder involvement and environmental compliance to consider

Our work

Construction of 12No. 1.8m diameter concrete piles bored to depths of up to 25 metres and reinforced with 40 MPa concrete.

Fabrication of seven 30-metre concrete super-tee beams offsite, transported to Ahaura via Arthurs Pass – requiring detailed logistics planning.

Pouring of the bridge’s concrete deck in situ.

In-house design and construction of all temporary works and staging platforms to support our 280-tonne crane and 67-tonne drill rig to allow for the possibility of high river flood levels.

Demolition of the old bridge after the commissioning of the new one.

Te Ahu a Turanga, the Manawhatū/Tararua Highway

Connecting communities with a vital transport link between Ashurst and Woodville.

The project’s reach extends beyond the infrastructure, focusing on creating positive social outcomes; local employment and upskilling local communities.

In a rewarding partnership with local iwi, we and our partners are building 11.5km of new highway between Ashurst and Woodville. The highway boasts two lanes in each direction, including a shared use path for walkers and cyclists and will be fully planted across the whole project site.

It’s an initiative with a huge social upside and a benchmark for communities all over New Zealand. This is a $620m project that will employ up to 350 people, many from the community, at any one time.

Our work

Building – six bridges and structures along the 11.5km highway with two bridges 300m or more over the Manawatu River, including simultaneous protection of nearby sensitive wetlands.

Earthworks – we’ll move approximately 6 million cubic metres of earth.

Planting – approximately 2 million trees and plants the length of the highway and surrounding area.

Napier Port Wharf 6

We’re helping Napier Port prepare for the future by constructing a new multi-purpose wharf large enough to handle the largest vessels expected to visit Hawke’s Bay in the next 30 years.

It’s a big, bold, exciting collaboration.

At 350 metres long and 34 metres wide, Napier Port’s new wharf will be able to handle larger ships, and more of them, improving operational performance.  We work side by side with our port clients in operational port environments making sure operations continue throughout construction.

50% more containers, 94% more cruise ships and 64% more bulk cargo.

Our work

Piling – over 400 x 900mm diameter and 200mm diameter bored piles together with an in situ reinforced concrete deck.

Dredging – 1.3M cubic metres of dredging for the approach channel and turning basin.

Excavation –  of the reclamation edge to form the slope for revetment, and using precast concrete revetment blocks designed with innovative technologies.

Casting – 4,000 revetment armour concrete, each laid to a precise arrangement.  20,000m2 of ~1m deep pavement.

Installing – ducting, stormwater and water supply.

Maungawhau Boardwalk

Showcasing an award-winning sacred site.

More than one million tourists visit Maungawhau/Mt. Eden each year – it’s an Auckland icon – and that number will only grow in years to come. We’ve built the summit walkway to create a world-class tourist experience and to protect the sacred maunga (mountain) from its own success, so it’s here and unspoilt for the next generation.

The boardwalk is sensitively designed to blend with the landscape, not be dominant over it, and it’s built with care so as to have the least environmental impact on the maunga as possible.

Our work

Installation – a new highly durable steel frame boardwalk with a combination of timber and web forge cladding, providing the highest protection possible for this sacred site.

Upgrade – repairing sections of damaged track and removing the communications building as part of site rehabilitation.

Award-winning infrastructure

The Maungawhau / Mt Eden Tihi Boardwalk has won two Registered Master Landscapers – Landscapes of Distinction Awards;

Selwyn Maintenance Contract

Keeping people and commerce moving – no matter how remote.

The Selwyn network covers approximately 2,475km of sealed and 1,116Km of unsealed roading, including remote high country roads.

HEB looks after all of it, ensuring an uninterrupted flow of people, vehicles and goods through the Selwyn district.

Our work

Planned maintenance – we deliver all planned and reactive maintenance activities across the network. This includes full road corridor maintenance on sealed and unsealed roads, bridges, traffic signs and marker posts, road marking, footpaths, drainage, kerb and channel, vegetation control and amenity maintenance.

Cyclic maintenance – with thousands of kms of roading, this is a constant cycle that includes pothole and unsealed road maintenance as well as road sweeping.

Programmed works – such as pavement and shoulder maintenance, dig-out repairs and stabilising. Also full resealing (asphalt and chipseal resurfacing), as well as annual pavement rehabilitation and footpath renewals.

NCTIR – Kaikoura SH1 Rebuild

Reconnecting an earthquake-stricken community.

HEB Construction is part of the NCTIR alliance and has been responsible for rebuilding and repairing several bridges damaged in the quake. These included the seven-span Irongate Bridge and six debris flow bridges (three road and three rail), Bridge 908 south of Ward, and the 480-metre rail bridge across the Clarence River.

Construction of the new bridges required 144 concrete bridge beams. Because of the time and supply constraints of the project, most of these beams were manufactured in the North Island – the majority – about 80 percent – from plants in Rotorua, Hastings, Christchurch and HEB’s plant in Mount Maunganui.

HEB transport was required to project manage the transport of the 144 concrete bridge beams with delivery of all 144 beams to occur over a 12-week period.

VINCI Construction – our international partner

We are proud to belong to the VINCI Construction Group.

HEB and VINCI Construction together offer a combination of New Zealand-based experience backed by the global expertise of one of the largest construction companies in the world.

This is how we build for a better future, together.

VINCI Construction is a global leader in construction. With over 1,300 companies and 115,000 employees, VINCI Construction provides within the VINCI Group an unparalleled range of construction-related expertise in over 100 countries. Internationally, VINCI Construction are a leader in the transformation of the world’s cities, communities, highways and infrastructure. We share an ethos with our partner; to make a positive, lasting contribution to the world we live in through our role as a key infrastructure providers, working in the public interest to create environmentally conscious, socially beneficial solutions.

VINCI Construction’s international reach and scale is a rich vein of knowledge, experience and knowhow which HEB can tap into, amplifying our ability to innovate, and provide clients with superior solutions to their infrastructure requirements.

That’s great, but there’s something else too. A shared vision to create lasting, ethical long term relationships with clients based on trust, and a hunger to do right by the planet and each other by designing and building solutions for tomorrow’s world.

Our Values

Everything we do at HEB is underpinned by our five values: We Care, We are Open, We are Together, We deliver and We are Real.

We are OPEN
  • We accept different people, cultures, thoughts and approaches.
  • We encourage each other to give opinions and ideas.
  • We like honest, upfront attitudes.
We are REAL
  • We do what we say we will.
  • What you see is what you get.
  • We do the right thing.
  • We work together to deliver.
  • We work on building strong relationships.
  • We respect each other
  • We care about each other.
  • We care about our clients, stakeholders & communities.
  • We care about the environment
  • We get the job done.
  • We embrace innovation.
  • We always look for ways to do better & go further.

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