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Contract Engineer

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 580715
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Nelson
Categories: Maintenance, Project Management, 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.

We are looking for an experienced Contract Engineer to join our Nelson construction team. You will work with our wider management team and will be responsible for overall delivery of construction projects within the region including 3 waters, drainage and stream works, CBD upgrades, land development, and water treatment plants.  This is a great role for a driven individual looking to make their mark and be part of our One Team culture in Nelson.

About the role:
You will be tasked with a variety of duties in your role from providing your expertise on a range of projects varying form Local Authority to Private Developer contracts. We have two maintenance contracts in the Region including an Alliance, which means we work alongside our council colleagues in a collaborative and supportive environment. This is a hands-on role where you will work closely with other construction/maintenance teams. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the production of project methodology, budgets and programs for maintenance activities as required
  • Working with estimators on target cost estimates for planned works and variations
  • Assisting the Contract Manager and Supervisors to determine project methodologies and delivery plans. Review and adjust as necessary to reflect appropriate delivery
  • Administering and supporting the work pack (job planning) process
  • Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of annual baseline programmes

About you:
You’ll need to have proven successful contract/project management experience ideally with Road Construction, and/or Maintenance exposure and you’ll also have a:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in Business Management or Civil Engineering
  • Strong track record of positive leadership behaviours that empower others
  • Natural affinity for creating and delivering a strong customer focus culture, and a collaborative approach to develop client relationships
  • Proven track record in developing a culture that supports Health and Safety management, encouraging and rewarding excellence

A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience.  This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment.  We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation. 

How to apply
If this sounds like an opportunity for you then register your interest at reference 580715.

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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