About Us


We are experts in recruiting for construction jobs, our clients include a mixture of Main Contractors (both top-tier and mid-tier), Sub-Contractors, Project Management & Cost Management consultancies and suppliers to the building industry. This is across Commercial, Civil, Industrial and Residential markets. Typical roles in this sector include: Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Site Manager, Site Foreman, Site Engineer, Document Controller, Territory Manager, Sales Manager and Project Director.


We work for both multi and single disciplinary Engineering Consultancies recruiting a range of Engineers and Drafters. Engineering jobs are available across various sectors, but typical recruitment projects will include the sourcing and on boarding of Mechanical, Structural, Civil, Geotechnical, Chemical, Process, Electrical, Building Services and Environmental across the Commercial and Civil Construction industries.


Recruiting for design jobs is a process of combining technical skills and softer design philosophies for both the candidate and our client. Across commercial and residential sectors, we recruit Architects, Design Managers, Drafters and CAD Managers for both large and small Architectural firms and in-house practices.

Property/Facilities Management

Our property clients include both suppliers of services to the Property industry, i.e. Leasing Agents, Property Managers, Facility Managers as well as any large or small organisation that owns property which requires managing. This gives us a great overview across a number of different companies whilst specialising in the area of property. Typical property jobs will include Property Manager, Facility Manager, Development Manager, Project Manager, Leasing Specialist, Property Analyst and Valuer.


We recruit sales people specifically for the construction sector - our clients include anyone selling or specifying products or services to the wider construction and infrastructure sector. Typically these roles can include Sales Manager, Sales Representative, Account Manager, Territory Manager, Business Development Manager, General Manager.

Office Support

Our clients across the construction, engineering, property and architecture sectors all have a common need for top quality technical administration staff. By providing recruitment services in this discipline also allows us to offer a full service to all of our clients. We place people as Technical Administrators, Site Administrators, Sales Support, Customer Service Operators, Personal Assistants, Office Managers.

Contingent Recruitment

Find and hire the right staff for permanent and fixed term positions. A tailored approach to fit your recruiting needs and ability to access our talent pools in our key specialisations.

Campaign Solutions

We partner with clients on a tailored recruitment campaign, combination of attraction strategies and pro-active sourcing techniques with full commitment and immersion ensuring a great result.

Partnership Agreement

Long-term focused recruitment solution - a proactive approach that saves both time and money with next level commitment, understanding, and a customised process.

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We are a small niche recruitment consultancy operating across all areas of the built environment. We aim to ensure all our interactions with clients, candidates, contractors, and suppliers encompass our key values:

  • Innovative Solutions
  • Quality Delivery
  • Relationship Focused
  • Flexible Environment

We are passionate, honest, determined, collaborative – we work smart and celebrate success

Recognising that recruitment has become somewhat transactional, one eighty have re-established the relationship element of our business. We realised that to be successful our clients had to be 100% committed to the process. By using a variety of traditional and non-traditional sourcing and attraction methods we are able to improve client’s employer branding, attract a greater quality of candidates and specifically target appropriate people.


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Mike Westbury General Manager

Mike owns the business and delivers innovative recruitment campaigns to his clients. He enjoys working in a niche environment where each client's needs can be tailored to. Mike comes from an extensive recruitment and solution selling background, having previously worked for a large global consultancy and a number of New Zealand owned firms. Outside of work, he can be found playing with his two young kids or getting out for a surf or a sail when time allows!

e: mike@oneeighty.co.nz
p: 04 472 6414
m: 021 888 907

Daniel Gallen Principal Consultant

As Principal Consultant, Daniel enjoys forming long term relationships with a range of clients and helping their business grow. He started his career in telecommunications, before transitioning to recruitment; totalling nine years of experience with strong networks. When he gets a chance, Dan enjoys spending time at the bach in Taupo and going trout fishing or occasionally taking part in the odd track day as he has a passion for motorsport.

e: daniel@oneeighty.co.nz
p: 04 472 6414
m: 021 276 2657

Nick Parson Recruitment Consultant

Nick is an experienced recruitment consultant with strong networks in the Property and Architecture sectors. He seeks to really understand his clients business and he listens to candidates which give him the edge to enable that special match. Nick enjoys building long term relationships and seeing his clients business thrive. Outside of work Nick enjoys spending time with his family and has a love for water sports like surfing, kiteboarding and ocean swimming.

e: nick@oneeighty.co.nz
p: 04 472 6414
m: 027 537 7444

Christy Hutchinson Senior REcruitment Consultant

Christy is a senior member of our team and brings a unique set of skills to one eighty recruitment. She began her career in accounting and sales and has extensive experience in recruitment and solution sales in both Australia and NZ. Her focus is to deliver professional technical sales staff to our construction and property clients. Christy is a true relationship builder and has an eye for matching great salespeople to the right organisation. Outside of work you can find Christy exploring NZ, wining and dining, cooking and 'getting amongst' it in the great outdoors.

e: christy@oneeighty.co.nz
p: 04 472 6414
m: 027 534 6485

  • The guys have really taken the time to understand what I need in candidates.

    Christina de Boer
  • I highly recommend getting in touch if you've got itchy feet or even a desire to know more about your market!

    Ashley Bradley
  • Very happy, and the process could not have been easier for me.

    James Ainsworth
  • Our people are our most important asset and we don’t underestimate the importance of our relationship with one eighty.

    Grant Gunn
  • I highly recommend Mike. You should consider using him for your next recruitment campaign!

    Sharon Eggers
  • Jess has been amazing throughout the recruitment process.

    Finn Forsyth-Wright
  • Mike made the placement of a key position for our company seem effortless.

    Sam Pritchard
  • Mike and the team provide a great service, in what can be a very tough market.

    Lachlan Collett
  • Thanks for helping to expedite this process and place prior to Xmas.

    Tonchi Begovich
  • The team at one eighty really take the time to get inside our business to understand what quality candidates will need to look like for us.

    Byron Roff
  • he team was great to deal with, very knowledgeable and helpful right to the end. Highly recommended!

    Polly Hall
  • The professionalism has been outstanding!

    Nigel Bird
  • Dan and Mike provided our organisation with a unique and innovative recruitment strategy that has paid dividends with a number of quality long term hires!

    James Shearing
  • Great work!

    Murray Cull
  • He is genuinely interested in our business and getting the right skills and fit for us.

    Ellie Lockhart
  • The professionalism has been outstanding.

    Successful candidate
  • I found the whole process with Mike & Kate to be very professional and relevant. They both seemed to keep things real and with a view to try and fit their clients expectations with mine as a job seeker.

    Mike Milburn
  • I have always found one eight recruitment to be very professional, the standard of recruits they have forwarded to us have always been high quality and well matched to the role.

    Kaye Francis
  • one eighty recruitment provided a top quality service and we would recommend them to anyone needing recruitment services.

    Mike Hannaway
  • Often the processes of recruiting staff can be a long and difficult one. Thank you for making the process so quick and easy!

    Hannah Van Maastricht
  • Great industry knowledge and connections.

    Richard More
  • Mike and Daniel have been great!

    Mark Angus
  • The thought of gaining employment through a recruit company can seem daunting however Jess at one eighty has definitely changed my opinion.

    Rebecca Nisbett
  • We went through a long recruitment process, and found Mike to be extremely professional, honest and thorough.

    Partnering Manager, HNZC
  • Jess is very approachable and easy to talk to. If you have any concerns she’s there to work on it right away.

    Maria Villareal
  • It wouldn't have happened without great help from Jess. I really enjoyed working with her and I strongly encourage anyone that struggles to find a job to get in touch with Jess and one eighty recruitment.

    Jane Fan
  • Efficient, friendly, helpful, quick to pick up processes, reliable and a great team player. These are just some of the qualities Maria possesses that are desirable from an employer’s point of view so thank you again for the referral.

    Vienna Aramoana
  • Thank you so much for your help in finding me suitable employment.

    Italia Taupo
  • What I really liked was that Daniel took the time to listen to my requirements and engaged with me to develop an understanding of our business and culture.

    Peter Murphy
  • Mike is a proactive recruitment manager who discusses all options with clients, is open and up-front. He doesn’t hide any details from you just so he can get a fee (unlike some other recruitment consultants/companies).

    Successful candidate
  • I would highly recommend them, they are very effective and a great bunch of guys.

    Shaun Veenswyk
  • Mike was well connected and knew what was going on in the industry, hence he was able to provide great opportunities to me in my search for a new role.

    Senior Development Manager
  • Dealing with Jess was easy. She always followed up on my requests and kept me informed every step of the way.

    Natasha Lal
  • I have found Mike excellent to deal with, both as a client when he is assisting Maycroft with our recruitment needs and also as a candidate when he was recruiting me.

    Anna Southen
  • I believe that I have made an excellent choice in contacting Mike at one eighty because of his personalised approach.

    Marco Franz
  • I believe I had the hardest property job in New Zealand to place, we had tried unsuccessfully with others.

    Andrew Crosby

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