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Role:Lead Site Manager
Construction runs through Sam’s veins. From age 16 he began working in the family construction business during the school holidays. After leaving school in 2010, Sam worked full time for Christchurch based Paremata Construction. It was here that Sam first came to the attention of Ebert Construction, as Paremata Construction was a sub-contractor on Ebert’s Synlait Drier 2 project in Dunsandel.
Following a year’s Overseas Experience, Sam returned to Paremata Construction, though was encouraged to move to Ebert’s where he entered their Management Trainee Programme. Two years later, Sam received an opportunity to step up into a leadership role. Sam had been working under an experienced senior manager at Ebert’s Open Country Dairy’s $12 million Awarua Drier 2 project. Prior to completion, the senior manager departed, and Sam was given the responsibility to complete the project. Sam’s most recent role at Ebert’s was Lead Site Manager on the $50M+ dairy processing facility for Mataura Valley Milk in Southland.
With work taking him around the country, the judging panel was impressed with Sam’s commitment, and the passion that he clearly has for his profession and the construction industry. Sam’s expertise in rural industrial builds will no doubt see him being sought out as his career progresses.