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Contract Manager - Construction

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 581432
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Invercargill
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.

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.

Due to continued growth in Southland we now have a great opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our Invercargill based team, where you will play a leading role in the management of construction projects across the Central Otago / Southland region. Our strong forward work load will see you hit the ground running.

About the role
Reporting to the Construction Manager, this role provides leadership of the team delivering on projects across the Southland region, delivering on contract requirements, optimising resource use and achieving target results.

This role works collaboratively across delivery streams, and works closely with our strategic partners to ensure seamless delivery and outcomes. This is a great role for a driven individual looking to make their mark!

As an integral role, based in our Invercargill office, and we are offering:

  • 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

About you
Maybe you are looking for your next challenge or you are a seasoned Manager looking for change? Either way you will be passionate leading a diverse team and delivering exceptional results, actively seek continuous improvement, and be an inspirational leader.

You’ll need to have:

  • Proven successful Contract Management experience in Roading Maintenance, Utilities and/or Construction
  • A tertiary qualification, preferably in Business Management or Civil Engineering
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Proven track record in developing a culture that supports Health and Safety management, encouraging and rewarding excellence.
  • The ability to create and deliver a strong customer focus culture, and a collaborative approach to develop client relationships

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. 

If this sounds like an opportunity for you then register your interest at reference #581432

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 Daylight Time

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