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Christchurch - Project Manager

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 583964
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Christchurch
Categories: Management, 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.

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. 

Our Transport Services business is a market leader, shaping and influencing the future of New Zealand’s infrastructure. Incorporating more than 2,500 employees, this business covers a diverse range of services including operations and maintenance of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure, material production and manufacturing, technical services, leading research and development facilities and a large asset base including fixed and mobile assets, with revenues exceeding $800m annually.

Exciting times are ahead with helping to build our future! With construction, subdivisions, drainage, and pavements - we leave no stone unturned. We’re after Project Managers to join our team and help lead and mentor our operational crews with exposure to NZTA (Waka Kotahi) Kiwi Rail and Local Authorities within Canterbury on both Civil and Transport Infrastructure. The successful applicants will be optimising resource use and achieving target results – you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity where you can make your mark!

About the role:
Delivery is your mantra and you will be on the lookout for continuous improvement and high quality work. Day to day you will be:

  • Ensuring our team has an unwavering focus on zero harm
  • Enhancing our strong relationships with our clients and delivering as promised, every time
  • Leading a team of supervisors, growing the capability of the team by providing clear and positive leadership
  • Financial and Commercial management
  • Ensuring that we deliver projects on time, on budget and aligned with our zero harm principles

About you:
You’ll need proven successful project management experience ideally within Road Maintenance, Utilities and/or Construction in addition to your:

  • 5+ years experience in a Project Management or Contract Management role, delivering projects in the areas of infrastructure and roading  
  • Strong track record of positive leadership behaviours that empower others
  • Ability to create and deliver a strong customer focus culture, and a collaborative approach to develop client relationships
  • Understanding of strategic asset management and local authority activities
  • Proven track record in developing a culture that supports Health and Safety management, encouraging and rewarding excellence.
  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in Civil Engineering advantageous, however other disciplines and overall experience within the industry would be considered  

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 the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 583964 to apply.     

 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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Applications close: New Zealand Daylight Time

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