Our Story

Whitaker Civil Engineering Ltd was founded in 1980. 


Based in New Plymouth the company was engaged in the development of the oil & gas sites across the Taranaki province.

From this early start, the company steadily grew and gained reputation for delivering complex engineering projects.

The company has excellent staff retention and has developed strong skills and capabilities within the Project Management team and workforce.

 Now with a workforce of approx 100 employees, looking after our people and improving their ability to deliver is a core value of the company.

Our People

The company is committed to providing the highest level of service to its clients. Due to our high-profile customer base and the service contracts we have maintained, the company and our workforce understand the need to provide, at all levels, quality workmanship and professionalism in all our operations.

We have a very good reputation with our clients and the public and pride upon having a pro-active and professional team of people.


For construction project delivery our people are:

  • Carpenters (trade certified and apprentices / concrete specialists )
  • Operators (Heavy machine operators / roading specialists / earthwork specialists)
  • Drainlayers (trade certified and apprentices / water reticulation specialists)
  • Hammer Hands (carpentry skilled personnel / concrete workers)
  • General Hands (multi-discipline general labour / safety watches / traffic controllers / steelfixers)


We take pride in the projects we do

Whitaker Civil's strength is in delivering large scale multi-discipline civil contracts. 


We work across New Zealand and have completed a range of minor to major infrastructure projects.


Our experience and contracting capability is demonstrated by successfully delivering projects involving roading, utilities, earthmoving, building, structures and environmental management. 

Our Equipment

WCE prides upon providing an up to date service, the company operates a workshop facility for the up-keep and maintenance of its vehicles and machinery. All machinery is maintained to a high and safe standard.


The company also owns sufficient equipment for all its construction activities including scaffolding, traffic management, confined space rescue & gas detection, compaction & earthworks, carpentry & concrete placement and survey. Work-crews are assigned with vehicles carrying complete kits of equipment items and tools.