About us

Abergeldie Harker story
Our philosophy is to get continuously better at what we do which enables us to keep improving the quality of our work, adding to our capability and taking on more complex projects.

When we look back over 35 years we’re proud to say we’ve been pioneers, innovators and leaders. There have been major changes to technology and techniques in the industry and we’ve played our part in many of these initiatives.


We’re not the first company to say we have a can-do culture. Our version is saying something and doing it, ‘no buts or if only’, staying power and not running for cover.


Our culture has other fundamentals – unity, warmth, accountability, trust and integrity. We believe that when we practice what we preach with each other, we’ll deliver the best outcomes for our clients. That is the Abergeldie Harker Way.


And to the future. Abergeldie Harker, with our Trans-Tasman capability, is ambitious and we’ve set ourselves some big goals. We want to be the market leader and become the underground constructor of choice. But we know not to lose sight of where we’ve come from and what we stand for. Check out our Principles below.

Abergeldie Harker
Forward thinking
Abergeldie Harker total team
  • We believe that passion is a source of energy and enthusiasm.
  • We believe that forward thinking ensures we get the best out of ourselves.
  • We believe that teams with unity of purpose and a shared vision are unstoppable.
  • We believe that success is a result of an absolute focus on excellence.
Abergeldie Harker is committed to the well-being of its people and the environment in which we work. We have a strong quality management system that ensures we maintain a meticulous focus on keeping our employees safe.
Abergeldie Harker people

Abergeldie Harker has employees with a wide range of skills and expertise, along with significant domestic and international experience. Much of our success depends on the skills of our senior, project manager and tunnel manager teams. Abergeldie Harker also has access to the experience and people of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure in Australia


Matt Mules
General Manager

Matt has more than 10 years’ experience in the international construction industry and has worked on many large, complex, high profile projects, including managing teams on two of Europe’s largest civil engineering projects. He has worked in alliances and joint ventures with Australian, Spanish, German, Dutch and English partners, and was a member of a UK panel that developed best practice guidelines for sprayed concrete tunnelling work. Matt has bachelor degrees in engineering and commerce and an MBA from Manchester University.

Mike Harker
Tender Manager

Mike is one of New Zealand’s leading trenchless professionals with more than 30 years’ experience in all facets of underground construction. He has had a long association with the company and was responsible for the development of its trenchless capability. Mike’s experience extends to design, development and delivery of TBM, pipejacking and microtunnelling systems and projects, some of which have won New Zealand Contractors Federation Awards. He has also developed a network of international contacts including equipment and material suppliers, and consultants which adds to the company’s overall capability.

Michael Boyle
Executive Chairman
Civil engineering career from 1982, initially with major contractors Dillighams, White Industries, Thiess and Costain, working on mining, marine and large infrastructure projects in Australia and, for several years, in England and Scotland. His roles included field engineer, site engineer, project engineer, and project manager. Founder and Managing Director until 2015 of Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure Pty Ltd, which he established in 1994. Abergeldie employs nearly 350 people and has offices in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne and carries out complex engineering projects throughout Eastern Australia. In addition to completing many complex civil engineering projects such as dams, tunnels and bridges, the company has developed world leading technology in blind bore shaft drilling for the mining industry. It also has in-house design and construct capabilities for process engineering projects and has particular expertise in water processing plants and pipe relining. Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure has been recognised by its peers in the Industry with twelve CCF Earth Awards, three Engineering Excellence awards, two Australian Water Industry Awards and two Mining Prospect Awards in the last five years. Outstanding skills in financial management, innovative engineering construction, team recruiting and team building. Sets clear goals and strategies for his team, then ensures that they have the tools needed to meet those goals.
Careers and vacancies
At Abergeldie Harker our growth strategy means there are regular job opportunities. Even if there are no immediate vacancies don’t hesitate to contact us.

As an employer we will provide:

  • Health and Safety
  • Worklife balance
  • Opportunities for training and development

Remember, recruitment is a two-way process – we’re going to check you out, make sure you do your due diligence on us.


TBM Operator
(Based in Auckland and throughout NZ)

Calling all experienced TBM Operators - work with a progressive, fast paced tunnelling company.  Utilise your expertise and experience.

We are requiring the services of experienced TBM operators to join our company.  Your experience in all facets of tunnelling, slurry, EPB and open face TBM operation will hold you in good stead.  

Positions may also be available for operators in a trainee position dependant on skill set, attitude and aptitude.

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Abergeldie Harker require a full time estimator for the Auckland Office


Abergeldie Harker are a multi disciplined infrastructure delivery company with capability across all facets of the three waters workspace. We are looking for a self motivated estimator with at least 5 years experience in the infrastructure environment. Detailed estimating experience utilising Candy software required. AHL operate throughout New Zealand although this position will be Auckland based.


For further information, contact Mike Harker at mharker@abergeldieharker.co.nz

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Drainlayers/Excavator Operators/General Labourers

We're currently looking for skilled professionals such as drainlayers, excavator operators and general labourers with drainage experience to join our team. Ideally you will have industry experience, relevant tickets / qualifications and appropriate drivers’ licence.


In return, we will offer you competitive rates, interesting and diverse work, full training and support and the opportunity to be part of a progressive construction business with a positive and welcoming culture.


We value the positive impact of growth and constantly strive to achieve exceptional levels of quality that will contribute to the success of our company and our communities.


To register your interest in one of these roles, please contact Mike Harker at mharker@abergeldieharker.co.nz with your CV and/or your relevant experience and skills.


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Tunnel Managers

Now is a great time to join us. We’ve just gone through a major review of the business and have exciting plans for the future.


As a Tunnel Manager you will work with the Project Manager to successfully deliver projects, in addition to ensuring compliance with HS&E legislation. Health and Safety is a major focus for the business.


We would expect you to have:

  • A or B Grade Tunnel Manager Certificate with current accreditation
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in  managing tunnelling and underground construction projects
  • The ability to motivate a project team and project performance
  • Extensive  knowledge of relevant legislation and industry guidelines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

You would be part of a company with acknowledged industry experts and construction professionals. And you’ll have opportunities, that you may not get in a larger organisation, to be involved in key projects.


For confidential enquiries, please contact Mike Harker at mharker@abergeldieharker.co.nz


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Contact us

Send an email or give us a call if you would like to make a comment, require more information or need some advice.

Abergeldie Harker
Floor 1, Suite 2 Annex, 27 Gillies Avenue, Auckland 1023
PO Box 9888, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand

T   +64 9 295 2570
E   info@abergeldieharker.co.nz