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Assistant Contract Manager

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 561134
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Wellington
Categories: Management, Project Management, Operations/Production, Facilities Management, Construction, Civil Engineering

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.

As Assistant Contract Manager you will provide management of specific operations in the department, deliver on contract requirements, optimize resource use and achieve target results.  In addition, you will assist in the development and implementation of plans and procedures to ensure the profitable and viable growth of all Contracts to achieve business plan promises, return on assets and cash requirements.

Ultimately you will be responsible to plan and direct operations to achieve above requirements, build client relations and maintain all Safety, Environmental and Quality assurance systems. 

So what’s on offer?

We are committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful and this position presents you with an opportunity to add high value while experiencing long-term growth.

  • Challenging and diverse work – the type of role that can really make a difference and grow your knowledge and experience.
  • A competitive market related remuneration package including a company vehicle
  • Plenty of prospects within a large international organisation for career growth
  • Be part of a supportive and collaborative environment
  • Opportunity to among a team of experts

What we are looking for…

  • Desirable to hold a tertiary engineering qualification with a minimum of five years’ working experience in project management/engineering experience in asphalt and or sealing operations.
  • High level communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to influence with demonstrated leadership behaviours that empower others
  • Ability to interrogate SOR / Contract documents and utilize to the benefit of the contracts.
  • The ability to think outside the box and innovate, enabling improvement to the service to mutual benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Experience in managing long term and short term contracts, working within and meeting deadlines.
  • Understanding of financial and accounting processes, to include preparation of progress and claim reports and producing and interpreting monthly financial reports to P&L level.
  • Negotiation and management of ongoing change.
  • Previous experience in improving and maintaining communication in all forms with the client and with liaison with all stakeholders and the public.
  • Previous experience in compliance with Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental policies.

Beside the above you will have the ability to work autonomously with excellent Computer literacy and previous use of estimating and data collection software.

If you're interested - we want to hear from you!  To register your interest and put an application forward, please head to reference 561134

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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