Meet the Team

Johnston Civil Ltd currently employs staff from the local Selwyn district and Christchurch areas. Our staff varies in experience and qualification and complete all work to a high standard with pride and commitment.

This coupled with the large inventory of plant and machinery makes the company a very versatile and efficient operation.

Senior Leadership Team

Paul Johnston / Managing Director
Phone: 027 4329590
Johnston Excavating & Drainage Ltd was started by Paul in 1978, the company becoming Johnston Civil Ltd in 2013. Paul has taken the company from employing only himself, to present day where it currently employs approximately 55 people from in and around the Selwyn and Christchurch areas. Paul is a strategic leader who is able to steer the company towards the most profitable direction whilst also implementing its vision, mission and long term goals. Paul ensures the company is constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives, ensuring it does not diverge from its strategic guidelines. Paul ensures all company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times. Paul has numerous strengths, but by far is his ability to communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities.
Operational Delivery Team
Harry Miles / Project Manager
Phone: 027 2312558
Harry Miles spent 5 years as Clerk of Works in Australia before emigrating to New Zealand where he was initially employed by Laing Contractors Ltd as Project Manager. Harry has been involved in site works, drainage, sub-division work, roading, retaining walls etc. He is well known and respected around the Canterbury area for his knowledge and can do attitude. Harry is a valuable asset to the Company with his field design, levels and set out experience, construction knowledge, involvement with industry technology and makes the difficult issues simple. Along with his keen sense of humour Harry is an enjoyable team player and a real asset to Johnston Civil Ltd.

Staff Qualifications

JCL’s team of 50+ employees includes a range of experience, expertise and enthusiasm. Our team are qualified in the following areas:

  • ConstructSafe
  • Site Safe
  • Traffic Control & STMS
  • Pilot Vehicle Certification
  • Bridge Supervisors
  • Survey and Set-Out
  • First Aid. Basic to Advanced
  • Confined Spaces
  • Water, Sewer and Stormwater
  • Registration
  • Defensive Driving
  • Appropriate Drivers and Operators Licences/Endorsements
  • Certified and registered drainlayers.
  • CCC Approved installers

Contact the Team Today for a Quote or advice on your upcoming project