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Pavement Construction Foreperson

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hastings
Categories: Maintenance, 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.

Our Transport Services business is a market leader, shaping and influencing the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Incorporating more than 2,500 employees, this business covers a diverse range of services including operations and maintenance of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure, material production and manufacturing, technical services, leading research and development facilities and a large asset base including fixed and mobile assets, with revenues exceeding $800m annually.

Our Hastings crew is growing as we have secured contracts in Hawkes Bay. This could bring you the security that you are looking for! We are looking for a motivated individual to come join our crew and help us make a difference as a Pavement Construction Foreperson. This will be a great opportunity for you if you are looking to step up and to lead a crew.

If you like variety, enjoy a challenge and want to feel valued in a great team environment, come and join us now. This will be a great opportunity for you if you are looking to step up and lead a crew, or if you just enjoy leading by example in operating a range of equipment.

What’s in it for you?

  • Very competitive pay rate, including vehicle, plus overtime and other benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for training and career progression to those who work hard and demonstrate willingness to learn
  • A fun, welcoming team working in a positive atmosphere
  • Modern machinery, with more new gear on its way
  • Job security!

What does this role involve?

This ‘hands on’ role will require you to lead by example in providing leadership by planning, direction and controlling activities whilst working alongside the crew in the field with operating machinery and labouring duties. You will make sure your crew has everything they need including plant, materials, clear work instructions, technical designs, hazard assessments and work permits.

What are we looking for?

Along with your positive attitude and your ability to lead a team there are a few essentials to what we are looking for:

  • You will have proven Paving Construction and Stabilizing experience
  • Ability to read plans and work to a program.
  • Knowledge of working with Pavement Construction plant
  • Class 2 and WTR endorsements are desirable
  • Team leadership skills with the ability to motivate a team.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 569597 apply.    

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

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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