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Civil Foreperson

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Palmerston North
Categories: Health Safety & Environment, 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.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services. Our commitment to building long-term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions, the talents of our people, and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

We are now looking for an experienced Civil Foreperson to join our crew in Palmerston North!

What’s in it for you?

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

About the role:

You’ll be leading a crew doing civil construction works, such as roading, and pavement construction. You’ll have all round duties from operating machinery to general labouring. This ‘hands on’ role will require you to provide leadership by planning, providing direction and controlling activities whilst working alongside the team in the field.

You’ll work alongside the Supervisor and other key stakeholders to ensure that the crew are meeting their daily and monthly safety, quality and productivity targets.

About you:

Along with your knowledge of working with Pavement Construction machinery and your ability to lead a team there are a few essentials, but don’t stress too much if you don’t tick them all off, we are prepared to train you:

  • Previous experience in a Civil Construction / Foreperson role
  • A class 4 full New Zealand drivers licence with WTR endorsements
  • Knowledge of and experienced in civil construction specifications and procedures
  • Clear communication skills with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong safety and quality focus

If you are keen, motivated and experienced, or have a genuine interest in a career in roading/civil infrastructure then we want to hear from you.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 573053 to 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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Applications close: New Zealand Daylight Time

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