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Senior Contract Manager

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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 562501
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Tauranga
Categories: Management, Project Management, 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 part of the Transport Services team, the Senior Contract Manager is responsible for the programming and delivery of various projects working across the Bay of Plenty portfolio.  Over time we anticipate this position will be allocated to a specific part of the business as we grow and expand our operations across the Bay of Plenty Region. 

The suitable applicant will be adaptive and recognise that contract management irrespective of the contract form and product being delivered utilises the key skills such as people, plant, programme, client and financial management.

Key functions will include:

  • Ensuring our team has an unwavering focus on Safety, Environmental and Quality
  • Enhancing our strong relationships with our clients and delivering as promised, every time
  • Growing the team, and the capability of the team by providing clear and positive leadership
  • Ensuring that we deliver projects as expected
  • Retain and enhance current business and develop capability to deliver on new business opportunities
  • Lead the associated operational teams in delivering successful outcomes

We are seeking a highly motivated and commercially astute individual who will provide expertise in project planning and programming, contractual management and will drive excellence in operational delivery on this contract.  This role is responsible for the financial and commercial performance of the contract, with a large focus on leading a Zero Harm culture. You will be skilled at promoting and enhancing a collaborative relationship with customers, stakeholders, staff and sub-contractors.

To be considered for this role you will:

  • Be a seasoned professional in contract or project management with at least 10 years under your belt
  • Have at least 5 years’ industry experience in civil roading, construction or engineering with demonstrated leadership skills to manage high performing teams
  • Have relevant qualifications and experience to be able to read, understand and ensure contract specifications and contract requirements are fully implemented
  • Show demonstrable experience in managing multiple suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Have verifiable experience in preparing and submitting Monthly Claims, Financial and reporting
  • Have an ability to influence and commercial nous.

It is also highly desirable to have proven Business Management experience with responsibility and accountability for staff, plant and return on investment.  Bring your excellent organisational planning skills to meet deadlines and prioritise duties and your self-motivation and results orientated focus and this will strengthen your success in this role.

What Downer can offer:

A fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of a growing team!  Downer is a dynamic company who is building a better future for our employees and the wider community.  This position provides a chance for you to showcase your leadership ability in this diverse and challenging role, which will provide a wide range of challenges and opportunities for you to carve your future within the business.  Throw in peer support and competitive remuneration including a company vehicle and this becomes an opportunity not to be missed!

We've achieved great success to date, and we're gearing up for more, so come and be a part of it.  For an opportunity to become embedded amongst a team of experts within an industry-leading organisation, head to www.downercareers.co.nz entering 562501 into the keyword search to put your application forward.

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