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Civil Carpentry Leading Hand

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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 552374
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Wellington
Categories: Trades, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Operations/Production, Facilities Management, Construction

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer is a large international company and a significant contractor in the civil infrastructure industry.  Downer has a great track record for delivering a high standard of work and we now have a full time position available in Wellington an individual with exceptional leadership skills and a passion for delivering results.

About the role: 

Your days will be busy leading and working among a crew doing construction and maintenance of many concrete structures including bridges, retaining walls, culverts, pipelines, iconic civil amenities, lookouts and decks around the Wellington region.  This ‘hands on’ role will require you to provide leadership by planning, providing direction and controlling activities whilst working alongside the team in the field.

You will be expected to ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of our customers and that all Zero Harm and production targets are met.

At Downer we offer:

  • Stable and supportive working environment
  • A challenging role offering variety - you won't be bored
  • Support to mentor and develop a team of experts
  • Permanent, full time position with hours guaranteed – minimum 40 hours per week with paid overtime and other benefits
  • A competitive remuneration package based on experience
  • An opportunity to advance your career in a leading organisation!
  • The environment to be part of a supportive and collaborative team

About you - To be successful in this challenging and exciting role you will ideally have the following skills and attributes:

  • Trade qualification is required
  • Practical five years carpentry/concrete experience
  • Previous experience in the supervision of civil carpentry projects and team leadership experience with motivation skills to lead a small team
  • Able to deal with unexpected events, make decisions and provide direction to work teams
  • Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to work safely and be responsible for safe operation of sites
  • Excellent communication skills including willingness to participate in business improvement and training
  • Organized and systematic approach to working environment, strong planning skills
  • Have a strong customer and commercial awareness on site
  • Hold a full, clean NZ class 1 drivers licence (can drive manual vehicle) or equivalent

With a great team culture and responsive management you will be positioned for success. You will have long term career development opportunities and all the benefits of working for a large, successful and progressive organisation with a long and well respected track record of delivering projects that make a difference to people’s lives.

Don’t miss this opportunity, register your interest at www.downercareers.co.nz reference 552374.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test & medical.


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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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