New Zealand

VAE Group NZ initially entered the New Zealand construction market during 2016 after successfully negotiating the mechanical services contract with CPB Contractors for the Christchurch Hospital Waipapa Building (formerly Acute Services Building).

On the back of the success of that first project VAE NZ have delivered several high-profile projects throughout New Zealand including:
- Christchurch Convention Centre – Te Pae
- Rapid Deployment Prisons
- USCA Building - Haere-roa

More recently VAE have been awarded the early contractor involvement for the upcoming New Dunedin Hospital providing design and construction input for the Inpatient Building.

We are proud of our history in New Zealand delivering high-quality project outcomes, built on our core value of ‘Built in Certainty’ and providing our New Zealand clients with ‘Smarter HVAC Solutions’.

#Our NZ Team

VAE established in New Zealand (NZ) South Island with our head office, located in Sockburn, Christchurch just 15 minutes from the Central Business District (CBD).

In early 2021, VAE NZ’s second office opened in Hamilton in the North Island. Located in Waikato, our office is close to Hamilton Airport at a central point offering coverage to wide areas of the North Island of NZ.

Our VAE New Zealand team are a close knit, high performing team committed to providing quality project solutions to our customers, as part of our long term commitment to New Zealand.

#Fly-through videos of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

Main Plantroom

Boiler Room

#Why work in Christchurch?

Christchurch, The Garden City, is currently on an exciting journey to become the worlds ‘newest’ city in the 21st century. Following the devastating earthquake damage of 2010 and 2011, the opportunity to completely rebuild the city with a focus on the future is something VAE Group is a part of - and if you join our team, you could have a hand in rebuilding Christchurch too.

Christchurch has a world-renowned adventure playground on its doorstep: it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the beautiful Banks Peninsula and stunning farmlands of the Canterbury plains. The immense Southern Alps are less than 100 kilometres away from the central city and exciting resort towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds. Our team, the incredible recreation opportunities and the exciting projects we're working on all make Christchurch a fantastic place to live and work. 

#Why work in Hamilton?

Experience top-notch dining, a buzzing nightlife, and an active outdoor lifestyle in the vibrant city of Hamilton and it’s thriving workforce.

Situated on the banks of the Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest inland city. It’s currently one of the fastest growing urban areas in the country. The population of Hamilton is youthful and innovative – around half of its residents are under 30. It’s a very culturally diverse city, home to more than 80 different ethnic groups. 

Hamilton is well known for its stunning parks and gardens. Other fun places to visit include the Hamilton Zoo, Waikato Museum and Water World. Hamilton also has close proximity to other regional destinations. Tourist hotspots like Auckland and Rotorua are within a couple of hours drive from the city – so on your days off, you can venture out of Hamilton and explore more of the Central North Island. 

The Fairfield bridge on the Waikato River in Hamilton city, NZ. Looking towards the bridge with ducks on the river and beautiful tree reflections in the water.

Blue Spring which is located at Te Waihou Walkway, Hamilton New Zealand.

#Looking to join the VAE NZ Team?

If you're looking to join a fast paced, ever growing, dynamic company with a fantastic culture, check out our vacancies on the below link