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Project Manager - Turitea Wind Farm

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Downer Power and Gas is a leading provider of end to end services, providing design, construction & maintenance solutions for Power & Gas distribution network owners.  Experiencing business success with strong project pipelines, we have a need for a number of great people to join our team.  Committed to meeting the highest regulatory standards we are aligned with some of NZ’s largest networks, covering up to 30,000kms.

Downer is big enough to tackle anything, yet small enough to be agile. Complex and multidiscipline projects are our specialty, underpinned by our empowered approach to Health and Safety. Our expert teams throughout New Zealand deliver transformational projects including high-end design and build and special purpose facilities.

The Role:

We require an experienced Project Manager to join us for 24 months (fixed term contract) to manage the Turitea Wind Farm to ensure timely delivery and to budget for the Turitea Windfarm Electrical work. This position will be based out of our Palmerston North office and on site, you’ll enjoy working with a high energy, dedicated team across the Western region.

This includes the building of a 33kV to 220kV Substation, reticulation of the 33kV Collector Cables, 33kV indoor switchboard, protection and scada, 33kV to 220kV outdoor switchyard and associated equipment.

About you: 

Power industry experience is critical for you to be able to add technical value to our projects.  An understanding of how to deliver project outcomes is essential and could come from previous Project Management experience or industry related supervisory/leadership roles if you are keen to learn.

Juggling multiple priorities will come easily, along with a flexible attitude and an aptitude to turn your hand to anything to get things done.  You’ll demonstrate natural communication skills allowing you to keep all your key stakeholders regularly informed and engaged throughout the project.  Negotiation skills come with the territory along with motivational leadership and empowerment.

Bringing sound commercial acumen, you’ll also demonstrate an ability to analyse problems and make robust business decisions in a timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications and cost.  You’ll also offer:

  • Practical knowledge of engineering design standards
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong time management and organisation skills

In return we offer:

A role with Downer Power and Gas can advance your career and expand your skills. We provide comprehensive competency training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of the skills you offer and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 564009 to apply.   

All successful applicants will be required to pass 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.

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