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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 563753
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin
Categories: Marketing & Business Development, Legal

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.

Due to growth in our business, we have a role available in either our Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch or our Dunedin offices for an experienced Bid Manager to join our team.

As a market leader in infrastructure and engineering services, we are seeking a dynamic and proactive individual to join our Strategy and Development Team as a Bid Manager.  

In return we offer:

  • An outstanding opportunity to work for an industry leader with a truly diverse business and a challenging and rewarding environment
  • A highly competitive remuneration package which is in line with the industry, and your skills and ability
  • The chance to lead a diverse range of strategic proposals, with different teams across NZ
  • Opportunities for development through industry leading training and professional qualification
  • An opportunity to work with a high performing, collaborative team focussed on service excellence, delivering results and celebrating success


As a Bid Manager with us, you’ll be responsible for tender submissions in our Transport Services, and Facilities Services and Utilities divisions. You will lead complex and high value, strategic opportunities as well as rolling your sleeves up and using your superior communications and writing skills to craft high-quality and compelling submissions.  You will also have a role in maintaining visibility of forthcoming opportunities in the marketplace and assisting with strategic, long-term business planning with key internal stakeholders.

As a Bid Manager, you will have strong project management skills and the ability to drive the end-to-end bid strategy and proposal development.  With well-developed business acumen and the ability to think and act strategically, you’ll have a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.  Critical thinking is also essential, and you’ll couple this with the demonstrated ability to build and maintain key stakeholder relationships.

You’ll also bring with you:

  • A proven track record in managing the end-to-end tender process for strategic opportunities
  • Superior proposal and business writing capabilities
  • A passion for working with and leading diverse teams to develop winning strategies and proposals
  • A commitment to quality outcomes and continuous improvement
  • Ability to communicate effectively across different levels of an organisation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & leadership acumen


It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway, to fit into this dynamic and diverse team you’ll also bring a can do attitude, where no task is too big or too small and a real team player mind-set. 

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been looking for, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today!  Visit www.downercareers.co.nz and search using job number 563753.

We are WorkSAFE - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.

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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