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Contracts Manager - Paving (Central Region)

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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 563297
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Tauranga
Categories: Management, Project 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 our Paving Contracts Manager – Central Region (Bay of Plenty and Waikato) you will be based in Tauranga and have the opportunity to affect real change!  With this role you:

  • Join a dynamic team
  • Make the role your own
  • Competitive remuneration package including company vehicle
  • Challenging and diverse work
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Be part of a supportive and collaborative environment
  • Opportunity to mentor and develop a team of experts

The successful applicant will engage staff, develop and maintain strong client relationships, and above all you will assist to drive the business unit in the right direction. This is a diverse and challenging role that includes both office and site based activities. The Paving Contract Manager's purpose is to provide management of specific operations, delivering on contract requirements, optimising resource use and achieving target results.

About the role:

Key responsibilities of this role encompass:

  • Contract management, administration, and programming
  • Developing and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Mentoring and providing coaching to your direct reports (contract engineers).
  • Planning and tendering of project work
  • Safety, quality and environmental risk management
  • Management of contractual issues and project documentation
  • Establishing control framework and monitor process including project budgets and resource management

So what do we need? 

  • Preferably 5-10 years managing asphalt contracts
  • Tertiary qualification, ideally in Business Management or Civil Engineering
  • Extensive experience in road surfacing operations and managing crew
  • Proven experience at delivering results in a commercially competitive environment where a focus on service and operational excellence is paramount
  • Proven experience of HSE/QA in a commercial environment
  • Experience in relating to operational staff at all levels of an organisation

Ultimately you will be a natural leader with a focus on customer relations to ensure the success of the contract.  If you are an experienced Contract Engineer looking for that next step or an experienced Contract Manager then this could be the right role for you! 

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a truly diverse operation where the work is both challenging and rewarding. Apply online at www.downercareers.co.nz keyword search 563297 and put your name forward today!

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - 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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Applications close: New Zealand Daylight Time

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