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Leading Hand / 2IC - Tauranga

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 581995
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland, Wellington, Albany, Auckland - Kerrs Road, Auckland - Stanley Street, Central Hawkes Bay, Coromandel, Dannevirke, Dargaville, East Tamaki, Gisborne, Hamilton, Hastings, Hawera, Helensville, Horowhenua/Levin, Kaikohe, Kaipara, Kapiti Coast, Kawerau, Kerikeri, Kopu, Levin, Lower Hutt, Manor Park, Marton, Masterton, Matamata, Mt Maunganui, Mt Wellington, Napier, New Plymouth, Ngaruawahia, Opotiki, Otorohanga, Paeroa, Pahiatua, Palmerston North, Raetihi, Raglan, Rotorua, Ruapehu, Silverdale, Stratford, Taihape, Takanini, Tararua, Taumarunui, Taupo, Tauranga, Te Aroha, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Thames, Tirau, Tuakau, Waiheke Island, Waihi, Wainui, Wairoa, Warkworth, Whakatane, Whanganui, Whangarei, Whitianga, Christchurch, Alexandra, Ashburton, Balclutha, Blenheim, Bluff, Chatham Islands, Cromwell, Culverden, Dunedin, Gore, Greymouth, Greymouth Exchange, Invercargill, Kaikoura, Kurow, Nelson, Oamaru, Picton, Queenstown, Te Anau, Timaru, Twizel, Wanaka, Westport
Categories: Management, Trades, 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.

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 various contracts throughout the Bay of Plenty region, including the development of Cameron Road in Tauranga’s CBD, this is a large scale project spanning 2+ years and requires a crew of 100+ professionals to get the job done. Our Transport Construction and Maintenance divisions are widely respected and have a steady track record for delivering high standards of work for our communities and for offering our people opportunities for growth.

About the job:
We're on the lookout for Civil Construction professionals, who are ready to step up as a Leading Hand/2IC’s within our Construction team in Tauranga. You will be a hands on expert with regards to civil and roading operations, along with the ability to assist with planning, directing and controlling activities for the crew.

You will be confident to step up and act as the site Foreperson as needed - supporting the delivery of contract requirements, maintaining a safe site for all, optimization of resources, achieving targets, as well as providing training to up skill the crew.

This is an opportunity for you to take charge of your career, gain exposure to a major project and utilise your expertise and crew management skills.  This is primarily a Monday – Friday, full time-permanent position based out of our Tauranga depot and involves occasional weekend and night work.

About you:
You will be confident operating in the civil construction industry, particularly on drainage and roading projects. You’ll have had some exposure to leading and directing people, and will show a willingness to develop as a leader. We’d also value:  

  • A Full Class 1 drivers licence, Class 2 and WTR endorsements are beneficial.  
  • Practical work experience in carpentry, road maintenance, concreting and/ or structures work
  • Strong planning skills and the ability to deal with unexpected events and make decisions
  • Excellent communication skills with the confidence to speak up
  • The ability to demonstrate Leadership qualities that empower others

Benefits of joining team Downer:
In return for your expertise in the Civil field, we commit to offering professional development through mentoring and on the job training and personal development through a range of Health and Wellbeing initiatives. Our top priority is our people - Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful, some of our perks include:

  • Stable employment with an industry leader
  • Coverage under the Central North Island AWUNZ Union agreement with access to penal rates including overtime pay and meal allowances
  • Tools of trade provided including Downer uniform and all PPE gear provided
  • Access to a range of company benefits and partnered discounts including subsidised health insurance, retail specials, vehicle rentals, banking offers, free counselling services + more!

Whether you’re a local to the Western Bay of Plenty or looking to settle down new roots, Tauranga has got it all including great beaches, bushwalks, exciting nightlife and a warm community feel. Talk to us about how we may be able to support you with relocating to our beauty of a town!

How to apply?

If you’re interested or know someone who might be - Simply head over to, enter reference 581995 and apply. Alternately, drop into the Tauranga depot with your CV today!

We are following New Zealand Government Covid-19 guidelines, as such all interviews will take place virtually until it is safe to meet in person. Start dates will be determined by the essential nature and location of the role. 

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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