Traffic Controller / Traffic Management Operative


Are you sick of being stuck inside? Want to get back outside and enjoy working around Auckland then we have the perfect opportunity for you. Treescape id looking for energetic, motivated individuals to join our Traffic Management division working out of our Kumeu and Otahuhu bases. You will join a friendly and skilled crew that takes pride in their work.

As a Treescape Traffic Controller / Traffic Management Operative you will assist with our various projects across the greater Auckland Region and assist our Site Traffic Management Supervisors (STMS) with setting up Temporary Traffic Management. With our main objective to ensure the safety of all road users including the general public, cyclists, pedestrians, work crews, your own traffic management crew and yourself.

*This is a permanent and full-time position working Monday to Friday including some weekend work and on-call shifts when required.*

You will also:

  • Help with setting up and removing the traffic management signs and the placement and removal of the cone placements
  • Help assist with the stop/go operation
  • Driver duties include backup driver for setting up and removing TTM closures
  • To assist with all other tasks to achieve well set out and compliant sites

About You

If you are a reliable, punctual and motivated individual with a positive attitude and are committed to a safety-first mindset, you will also have:

  • A Class 1 Full NZ license
  • A current Level 1 Basic Traffic Controllers Certificate or the new Traffic Management Operative warrant (TMO).  This is preferable but not essential.
  • A passion for working outdoors
  • Physically fit and self-motivated
  • Committed to working Monday to Friday and have the flexibility for the weekend and on-call shifts
  • Great communication and verbal skills to communicate through radio transmitters while operating stop/go and dealing with crews and the general public
  • Strong planning and problem-solving skills,  ability to think on the spot and deal with unexpected and emergency incidents
What we offer

If you are willing and able to fit into the Treescape’s team environment, we will in return provide your with the essential training, qualifications, certificates and skills needed to be a highly competent traffic controller / STMS:

  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Training and development opportunities through onsite training and mentoring
  • Potential for upskilling through the new competency pathway paid for by us
  • Career progression to the right person who is motivated and willing to put in the effort through a supportive team
  • Stable employment through Treescape being an essential service provider
  • Guaranteed work hours
  • Brand new uniform and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Please note: Drug screening is mandatory for all applicants offered work opportunities.

The fine print

  • To be eligible for this position you must currently be living in NZ and have a legal right to work permanently in this country.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo Drug and Alcohol testing, medical and Ministry of Justice checks as a part of the recruitment process.
  • This is a permanent and full-time position working Monday to Friday 40 hours per week. Additional hours and flexibility are generally available.

About Us

Treescape has been serving kiwis since 1981, and endeavour to lead the industry as Arboriculture specialists with branches across New Zealand and Australia. Treescape are full service, certified specialists in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape and grounds maintenance. We are committed to providing the best health and safe work environment for employees. Our AS/NZS 4801 certification ensures that we work to the highest possible standard of health and safety. We work closely with Safe Work in Australia and WorkSafe in New Zealand for compliance, injury reporting, and other requirements. To know more about us click here.

Treescape is an accredited employer

Treescape is an accredited employer, which means that we can support visa applications under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).  For more information, visit Immigration New Zealand. 

For more information on the position, please email