What's happening in the Project Delivery space?

What's happening in the Project Delivery space?

What's happening in the Project Delivery space?

 A few notable changes have been evident in the project delivery space, with the market shifting as we enter a critical period in the recovery of New Zealand’s economy. At one eighty recruitment we are dedicated to staying ahead of market trends, and conveying our insider knowledge and observations to our network. 

Key points that we have observed from our interactions with both clients and candidates in the current market are:

  • Technical Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor roles are difficult to fill, equivalent to this time last year. The lockdown and market changes have not alleviated the challenges involved with recruiting for these specialist roles.

  • The international candidate market has dried up, meaning we are recruiting solely from a local pool, this is unique and has not been a factor in recruitment prior.

  • Clients are seeking diversification of their portfolios and looking to expand into new fields to alleviate risks as we move forward. This may be multi-sectorial or involve transitions across the public and private sectors. 

  • Clients are mitigating employment risk by capitalising on a strong freelance or temporary employment model. Contractors are being utilised on a project by project basis. 

  • A larger unemployment pool has resulted in a candidate rich market, making it more challenging and time-consuming to find the ideal candidate for a role.

  • Candidates are, however, open to change and new opportunities now more than ever. The perceived risk of charting a new course or applying their skill set to an unfamiliar industry has been alleviated by the market downturn and candidates are open to a more diverse portfolio of career opportunities. 

  • On a positive note, projects are pushing forward in a coordinated, nationwide attempt to stimulate the economy. 

 We are always in communication with both candidates and clients, and understand both sides of the project delivery space in the current market. If you would like to understand how we can help you, get in touch with us today. 

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