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Water Contract Manager – Bay of Plenty

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Tauranga
Categories: Leadership, Water

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.

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 looking for an experienced Contract Manager to join our Water team in the Bay of Plenty. You will work with our wider management team and will be responsible for overall delivery of our key contract with the Tauranga City Council & Western Bay of Plenty Council as well as helping manage water construction projects within the region. This is a great role for a driven individual looking to make their mark!

You will also be part of the greater North Island Water leadership team and assist in the delivery and growth of this area.

About the opportunity:

Organisation is key in this role, where you are responsible for forward planning, programming coordinating resource and let’s not forget the best part – delivering high quality work to the community you live in. This is a hands-on role where you will work closely with other water maintenance/construction teams and you day will include but not be limited to:

  • Producing project methodology, budgets and programmes
  • Collaborative Stakeholder Engagement and fronting client meetings
  • Lead tenders’ submissions and quotations
  • Focusing on industry leading quality and health and safety
  • Overall responsibility for specific project implementation and delivery of the water contract
  • Directing and leading managers, supervisors, and their teams as well as sub-contractors

About you:

Ideally you will have a qualification in water, drainage, construction or similar, and you would need to be able to demonstrate success in Contract or Project Management experience. Ideally in water or drainage contracts, but not subject to. You’ll have positive leadership skills, collaborative by nature and the ability to lead and enable others and excel in utilising your adaptable communication skills.

Combining these together, you’ll be driven, committed and hard-working. You’ll have strong time management skills and enjoy working as part of a team. You’re passionate about delivering great results and can comfortably communicate with other managers and field staff to deliver on time and budget.

What’s in it for you?

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. 

Our Downer benefits:

Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large company. Our employee benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work. We have partnered with the following companies (plus many more) to offer attractive discounts to assist you in everyday life:

  • Marram Health Care
  • Air New Zealand
  • Samsung
  • Repco
  • PlaceMakers
  • Southern Cross Insurance
  • Les Mills
  • Lumino the Dentist
  • Spec Savers

How to apply:

If this sounds like an opportunity for you then register your interest at www.downercareers.co.nz reference 590480.

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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