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Chipsealing Foreperson

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 574655
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Tauranga
Categories: Management, Trades, 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.

Our Sealing Division covers the development and maintenance of both rural and central roads across New Zealand. Due to a booming work schedule, we require an experienced Foreperson to step in and lead our Chipsealing crew.

What does a Chipsealing Foreperson do at Downer?
Based out of our Tauranga depot, our Foreperson will lead their crew to complete construction and resurfacing works on roads across the Bay of Plenty region. Supervise and manage Chipsealing crews whilst they conduct civil infrastructure chipsealing activities. Be involved in the planning, organising and directing of crews, ensuring that work is completed safely, on time and meeting our customers’ expectations. 

If you are from the civil industry, looking for a change in direction, and have strong leadership qualities, then this role could be perfect for you!

About you
With demonstrated experience supervising teams and subcontractors across a range of chipsealing work, you will feel right at home in our fast paced and highly compliant environment. You will be a confident communicator who’s able to give clear instructions and provide on the job training to your team members. We’d also value:

  • A Class 2 drivers licence with a WTR endorsement
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • A positive and solutions focused attitude
  • Someone who’s flexible to work any given day as this is an annualised hours contract
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and deal with unexpected events whilst provide direction.

Benefits of joining Downer
This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career with Downer and become part of a leading company who have the strongest footprint in Infrastructure around New Zealand. We also offer:

  • A stable work environment
  • Tools of trade including your uniform, phone and company vehicle
  • Extensive training and development opportunities
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts across insurance, retail, travel and more!

How to apply?
Visit and enter 574655 into the keyword search and submit your application. Alternately, drop your CV into our Tauranga reception today!

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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