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Construction Manager - Central Otago / Southland

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Queenstown
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), 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.

In preparation for significant growth, our Queenstown team have an exciting opportunity to lead our high performing team as Construction Manager.

About the role

In this key leadership role, and as part of our Transport Services team, you’ll be working alongside the Regional Manager in setting and executing our strategy. You will be responsible for overall operational delivery of civil construction department within the Central Otago and Southland areas, with a varied portfolio that includes small and medium roading, three waters and structures projects.

Your focus will be to:

  • Ensure our team has an unwavering focus on zero harm
  • Enhance our strong relationships with our clients and delivering as promised, every time
  • Grow the team of Contract Managers and Engineers, and their capability by providing clear and positive leadership
  • Deliver projects as expected
  • Work with the Regional Manager to retain and enhance current business and develop capability to deliver on new business opportunities
  • Lead and provide support across the construction team and associated operational teams to deliver successful outcomes


About You
As an experienced Construction or Project Manager, you’ll bring with you

  • A proven record of putting people first through providing decisive and inclusive leadership to your teams and the wider business
  • Strategic planning skills, focused on delivering BAU with excellence whilst growing our market
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Demonstrated capability in regards to financial and performance management
  • Extensive construction experience in delivering contracts including demonstrated capability in commercial acumen, project controls, programme management and resource planning.


With Downer have long term maintenance contracts as base workload and a number of exciting opportunities in the market over the next ten years, this is a fantastic time to join our business and be part of this growth period. 

If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today!  Apply via www.downercareers.co.nz  and enter reference number 571576

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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