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Contract Delivery Manager

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

A fantastic opportunity has come up for an experienced Contract Delivery Manager to join our team based in Napier. You’ll be a motivated, all-round team player leading the Napier Business centred on the Network Road Maintenance Contract. Key customer and key stakeholder relationships are a major part of this role including creating good working relationships with the customer and actively fostering a “leading through collaboration” and “best for network” approach.

What’s in it for you
Make this role your own and lead and mentor a fantastic team of professionals! Show off your skills and expertise to really make a difference within a progressive team environment. 

Other benefits include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career growth and development through our internal external training programmes.
  • Key Role in the Regional Management Team
  • A supportive and collaborative team with the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts
  • A competitive remuneration package including a company vehicle

About the role
As the Delivery Manager, your primary focus will be on the leadership and organisation of the civil team to deliver the maintenance work load as required. You will excel at operational delivery – focussed on workforce development and creating effective operational structures, to develop a strong and motivated team. Ultimately with your development the teams will have an aptitude for planning and execution with safety, quality and productivity in mind, and will be able to achieve superior results in these key areas. You will also:

  • Be part of a team where you can make your mark, building a business with expansion opportunities, to grow and building a strong culture and to showcase your leadership ability in this diverse and challenging role.
  • Provide solid leadership and be responsible for the management and growth of the NOC team
  • Develop and implement best practice initiatives to improve performance, efficiency and delivery
  • Make sound decisions, build strong relationships and deliver excellent customer service to NZTA and their stakeholders
  • Manage the financial outcomes of the contract and develop a culture of astute financial acumen

About You
You’ll be a strong collaborative leader who strives for excellence and balances it with your adaptable communication style in motivating your team and driving them to success. You will have experience managing multiple projects from start to finish with your team. You will also:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification or equivalent in Engineering
  • Have at least 7 years’ proven Project/Contract Management experience with at least 5 years’ experience in Civil Engineering field. Road Maintenance experience would be preferable
  • Bring strong commercial & business acumen - ability to read, understand and ensure contract specifications and contract requirements are fully implemented (RAMM and NZ3910 preferably)
  • Have proven history in developing a culture of both Zero Harm and one Team

Coming into this role would help enable you to develop and enhance your skills and would be a great opportunity for you to join our culturally diverse and inclusive organisation|

Don’t miss the chance to become a key part of our expert team, if you are ready for your next challenge, we want to hear from you!  To apply please go to using job reference number 575715.

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

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test & 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 Standard Time

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