Careers at ABL

Careers at ABL Construction

Careers at ABL

ABL is a multi-award-winning construction company renowned for the loyalty of its long-serving workforce.

Many of our staff have been with us throughout their career, which says something about ABL’s team attitude and the investment we put into staff, including operating an apprenticeship training programme.

ABL offers you a long-term, enjoyable and supported career. Valued employees benefit from:

  • An excellent subsidised Southern Cross Health Insurance Policy after three months’ service
  • A safe workplace
  • Competitive wages
  • Clear career pathways with ongoing training opportunities
  • Strong mentoring culture
  • Diverse and challenging construction experiences
  • Regular ‘tool box’ meetings so each team member can have input into construction projects

ABL is an equal-opportunity employer in accordance with ability, without regard to age, national origin, gender, religion, ethical beliefs, marital status or any other form of discrimination.



ABL is different from other construction companies thanks to the quality of its team; reliable, hardworking, highly skilled, highly experienced team members who are able to have a good laugh.

We feel that at the end of the day, working for ABL should be more than a job well done.

The company was founded by Invercargill-based builder the late Graeme Hill, and has grown over the years to include co-directors Pat Burke (Queenstown), Bruce Middleton (Invercargill), Richard Johnston (Dunedin). 

In fact many of our team of approximately 130 have come up ‘through the ranks’; people we have trained and who have remained with us for extensive periods of time. Hill, Burke and Middleton worked their way up through the trades while Johnston has a background in quantity surveying.



Site Safe Passports

A key requirement of our safety management system is to train and develop our manager’s and workforce to achieve a high level of competence to reduce and manage risk. All our direct employees hold, as a minimum, a Site Safe Commercial Passport while all Site Supervisory staff are Site Safe Gold Card qualified, both of which are refreshed every two years.

National Certificates in Construction Site Safety

A growing number of ABL management and supervisor staff have achieved higher levels of Site Safe Health & Safety training -- graduating with a National Certificate in Construction Site Safety thanks to ABL’s commitment to ongoing training.

Tertiary Qualifications & Professional memberships

In addition, our management team hold industry related, tertiary qualifications and retain membership status to several professional bodies associated with the built environment, including those specialising in health and safety management.  


Applying to work at ABL or be an ABL preferred contractor

If you are interested in applying to work for ABL, please contact the listed contact person for the particular position listed in the Vacancy section of this page. 

If you would like to be listed as a preferred contractor and receive notices to Tender for future projects, please contact Alison at or call 03 216 9143 with your business information, contact details, and locations served. For more information about being an ABL preferred contractor, please read our Tender Terms & Conditions.



Amalgamated Builders Limited (ABL) is looking for skilled and experienced Carpenters/Construction Workers to join our team.

About Us:
ABL is a privately owned construction company that has operated in the South Island since 1972. ABL can provide the full range of construction services required to deliver large-scale and complex projects that require technical expertise and attention to detail.

Perform carpentry and construction tasks based on project specifications.
Collaborate with the project team for efficient project completion.
Ensure precision in measuring, cutting, and shaping materials.
Adhere to on-site safety protocols and promote a positive health & safety culture.


  • Proven experience in carpentry or construction
  • Knowledge of carpentry techniques, materials, and tools.
  • Ability to interpret plans
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a team

Competitive Rates:

  • Competitive rates based on your experience and skills
  • Ongoing training and development

How to Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to or to for the Invercargill vacancy.

Join us for a rewarding career in a company that values craftsmanship, teamwork, and growth!