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Asphalt Supervisor - Tauranga

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 590366
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Tauranga
Categories: 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.

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.


Our Surfacing Division covers maintenance of NZ roads and is looking for an experienced Supervisor to lead our Asphalt crew.


Based in Tauranga, you’ll be key to establishing a strong team to complete reconstruction and resurfacing works of our roads primarily in the Bay of Plenty region. This role will mostly be involved in planning and organising the crew and all their resources, so that work can be completed safely and at the highest quality. 


If you are from the civil industry and looking for a change in direction and have the leadership qualities that we are looking for - this role could be for you!


About the Role:

The primary role will be effective management and supervision of the crew carrying out Paving Works. The Supervisor will be expected to be involved in planning, organizing, directing activities and operations of crews. They will ensure that work is completed to the satisfaction of customers and all targets (productivity, quality and safety) are met.


As the Supervisor, you will assist in the management of specific operations in the department, aiding the delivery of contract requirements, optimization of resource use and achieving target results.


About you


This role will be ‘hands on’ where you will be providing training and development to the crews under your supervision, so you will need to have a proven track record of leadership. You’ll also have:


  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ablilty to deal with unexpected events and provide direction
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • A Class 2 drivers licence with a WTR endorsement
  • Knowledge of the laying and compaction of bituminous materials
  • Knowledge of paving plant operation
  • Knowledge of asphalt mix designs
  • Able to undertake site measurement and accurately order materials with minimal wastage



What’s on offer?


This is an outstanding opportunity to work in diverse business.  We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We provide comprehensive training to meet the stringent criteria of our industry, a competitive remuneration package reflective of your skills and experience, and all the tools of trade you need to do your job.


How to apply?

This is an opportunity to establish your place in a growth industry.  So don’t hesitate put your application forward to be considered for this role by visiting and entering 590366 into the keyword search. Alternately drop your resume in to our depot or email it through to today!


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 Standard Time

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