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Concrete Foreperson – Tirau

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Matamata, Rotorua, Tauranga, Te Awamutu, Tirau
Categories: Management, Trades, Project Management, Operations/Production, 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 proud to be supporting Tirau and surrounding regions with a range of projects including urban works, rural works and concrete works. We require an experienced leader to drive the completion of projects and to motivate and develop our crew!

About the role:
You will be a specialist tradesperson who leads and empowers your crew to carry out construction and repairs of footpaths, kerb and channel, manholes and entranceways, as well as working closely with the Tirau team on general works. You will also be responsible for:

  • Management and supervision of crew
  • Involvement in planning, organising and controlling activities and operations
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction and delivery of targets (productivity, quality & safety)
  • Providing training and development for new and existing staff to build their skills and capabilities
  • Proper utilisation of plant and materials
  • Liaison with resource coordinator and management
  • Leading by example and driving Zero Harm through operational excellence


About you:

You will have a proven track record of supervising teams and subcontractors in a range of maintenance and construction activities. With confidence in your ability to deal with unexpected events and make the hard decisions, you’ll be able to provide clear direction to your crew.

 You will also have:

  • A Full Class 1 licence (Class 2-4 licences are preferable)
  • Wheels, Tracks & Rollers (WTR) endorsements
  • Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) ticket is preferable
  • Strong planning skills alongside an organised, systematic and solutions focused approach
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


What's on offer?
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. Here’s a chance to join and guide a great team whilst developing your skills as a project and people leader! We also offer:

  • A competitive salary along with Tools of trade including mobile, uniform, PPE and use of company vehicle.
  • A rewarding salary, uniform provided and potential for flexible working
  • Access to a great range of corporate discounts and benefits including offers of subsidised insurance, gym memberships, retail discounts and free counselling services etc.
  • Ongoing training and support to be successful in this role.
  • A supportive team environment where you’re trusted and given the tools to deliver and excel in your career.


How to apply:
This is a great role for some who is an experienced Driver Operator or Leading hand and is looking to take that next step. If this sounds like an opportunity for you then register your interest at www.downercareers.co.nz reference 580410.

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 & 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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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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