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Senior Contract Manager

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

We’re looking out for a highly experienced Contract Manager to join our Bay of Plenty team based in Tauranga.  As part of the Transport Services team, you’ll be responsible for the largest maintenance contract across the Bay area, Westlink.

  • An opportunity to advance your career in a leading organisation
  • A strong focus on leadership and customer relationships
  • Be part of a supportive and collaborative environment

About the Role
In this role you’ll manage the supplied services into the Western Bay of Plenty / NZTA Network Outcome Contracts which is delivered through Westlink.

You’ll be responsible for representing the business at stakeholder meetings as well as project managing across the various Downer divisions to ensure we deliver on contract requirements, as well as optimise resource use and achieve our targets.  This is a diverse and challenging role.

About you
As an experienced Contract Manager, you’ll have a either a formal civil engineering or project management qualification (e.g. BE, NZCE), along with proven successful project management experience. 

You’ll also bring with you

  • The ability to build, maintain and grow relationships at all levels
  • Civil engineering experience including knowledge of pavement construction
  • Proven capability around people leadership and management, including the ability to influence others
  • Commercial acumen including the ability to decipher financials


And of course it goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway, you’ll also need

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A self-starter attitude, be highly motivated and goal oriented
  • Experience with, and a strong commitment to health and safety initiatives
  • The ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums to a variety of audiences


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.

In return, we will offer a competitive remuneration package and an opportunity to become a key part of our Downer team. Downer NZ has a companywide focus on training and development which gives excellent opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.

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 search using job number 569335

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.


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