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Project Manager - Construction

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 573354
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hamilton
Categories: Project Management, Construction

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 looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our Construction team based in Hamilton and working across the wider Waikato region, you’ll be reporting to one of our Construction Operations Manager, with a core focus on civil construction projects valued between $1 – $10 million.

You’ll be responsible for the planning and delivery of all aspects of the end-to-end horizontal civil construction, (from scoping projects, planning methodologies through to delivery and managing the financial outcomes of projects), ensuring they run efficiently and deliver the optimum outcomes. 


  • Challenging and diverse work
  • Be part of a supportive and collaborative environment
  • Opportunity to mentor and develop a team of experts
  • A competitive remuneration package plus company vehicle

Maybe you are looking for your next challenge or you are a seasoned Manager looking for change? Either way you will be passionate about project management, in particular Construction, actively seek continuous improvement, and be an inspirational leader. 

About the role
As our Project Manager you will be producing project methodology, budgets and programmes and also:

  • Working in conjunction with the Construction Manager to estimate and tender for new projects
  • Overall responsibility for specific project implementation and delivery
  • Directing and leading Site Works Managers, teams as well as sub-contractors
  • Developing and fostering strong relationships with clients, subcontractors and suppliers

About you
You’ll bring with you prior and proven experience with Construction project management, with the ability to demonstrate good understanding of engineering and construction processes and:

  • Experience and understanding of financial management, managing budgets and reporting
  • Be self-motivated, focussed and results driven
  • A proven track record in developing a culture that supports Zero Harm management, encouraging and rewarding excellent

As a Downer Manager, you will ensure that key customer and key stakeholder relationships are enhanced and good working relationships are maintained and developed. 

This is your chance to be an integral part of a wonderful team, apply today by contacting heading to using job reference number 573354

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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