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Road Maintenance Foreperson

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 590151
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Nelson
Categories: Maintenance, 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 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Road Maintenance Foreperson to take the reigns and lead our growing team in Nelson. Overseeing maintenance works you will guide the team to ensure works are completed to the satisfaction of our customers and that all targets (productivity, quality, and safety) are met.

What Difference can Downer offer you?

Working for a progressive and stable employer, Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • A competitive hourly remuneration package plus overtime rates - we will even pay you if we are rained out!
  • Enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we have a Flexible Working Policy!
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises ($$$) our people for the value they bring
  • A dedicated personal development plan and over 50 Training Programs including Leadership Pathways
  • All the tools of trade you need to perform successfully your role including PPE, clothing, and merch
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more! 
  • We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave!
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team that wraps support around you when you need it
  • Relocation Packages that take the worry out of relocating
  • We are focused on creating a vibrant community of belonging that pursues diversity, builds inclusion, and creates more equitable opportunities for everyone

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle! Come and see for yourself what makes us different, as we continue to build our future! Literally. 

About you

  • Previous experience in a similar position within the civil construction industry
  • Team leadership skills and the ability to motivate and mentor a team with a “continual improvement” philosophy
  • Knowledge of and experienced in civil construction specifications and procedures
  • A flexible work approach to deal with unexpected events/make decisions and provide direction to work teams, as no two days are the same
  • High standard of workmanship
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong safety and quality focus

About us:

At Downer, our purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport business is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating under a model that pushes beyond the here and now. We design, build, and sustain the projects we work on, whilst also developing innovative solutions to the world’s leading issues around sustainability, where we are recognised as global leaders.

We remain at the forefront of our industry by building bright futures for our people, matching our words with our actions, and having the courage to challenge the status quo. Our people are experts in their fields, influencing and shaping our future.   

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference by joining us as we continue to build a better tomorrow for generations to come. 

How to bring your Difference to Downer 

If you are interested in the work that we are doing to make New Zealand better and want to take your career to the future with us, then we want to hear from you. Hit the Apply Now button to fill out an application form and upload your CV.  

If you would like to learn more about us, the work that we are doing, and the difference we are making to the communities we work in then head to our website to find out more https://www.downergroup.com/case-studies and https://people.downergroup.co.nz/

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment drug test and medical. 


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