Leading Hand Carpenter

Southern Lakes


About Us

Starting from humble beginnings in Dunedin, Cook Brothers Construction has grown substantially over the last thirteen years. We are currently made up of 185+ team members across Southern Lakes, Canterbury, Otago and Auckland and operate under a strong “one team” culture.

With a focus on Quality, Cook Brothers Construction has an extensive and diverse portfolio that spans renovation, new construction, fit-outs, and design and build, both in the high-end residential and commercial sectors.

At Cook Brothers Construction we believe in the attributes and behaviours of ‘One Team'. We operate above the line, that is, we are accountable, responsible and take ownership of our actions. We love to see our employees thrive and grow throughout our business. Development opportunities are endless, and we are committed to continuously mentoring and coaching others.

Our Southern Lakes team are made up of a motivated and energetic bunch of people, who possess a great team spirit.

We strive to be a National leader in our industry, with a focus on quality, client satisfaction, sustainability and innovation. We believe our team is the heart and soul of us achieving this.


About the Role

Assisting the Site Manager, this role is responsible for helping drive our build team on the tools to produce quality work and maintain a great culture on site.

  • Lead, coach and support the build team and trade partners on site
  • Monitoring and maintaining levels of quality
  • Leading the way on the Tools
  • Ordering Materials
  • Ensuring the site is clean and tidy
  • Monitoring Zero Harm Health and Safety


Experience and Skills Required

  • 5+ years’ post qualification experience in New Zealand or Australia preferred
  • NZ Trade qualification in Carpentry
  • Commercial build experience
  • Proven ability to deliver on quality and high-level customer satisfaction
  • Great communicator
  • Innovative
  • Problem Solver
  • Ability to work well in team


  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Annual Summit with All Regions
  • Recognition and Reward Program
  • Solid Career Progression
  • Supportive Team
  • Good Work/Life Balance
  • Positive and Social Company Culture
  • Active Social Club
  • Exciting Projects both Currently and Forward Projects
  • Newly Renovated Offices
  • Staff Fuel Discount Card
  • Competitive Hourly Rate + Laptop + Phone
  • Health Insurance + Free Access to EAP Services + Annual Flu Shots
  • Being a part of the future of construction in New Zealand


Apply Now

To apply, please apply through Seek by clicking this link here  or send your CV to employment@cookbrothers.co.nz