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Programme Manager - Vodafone

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 591858
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Auckland
Categories: Leadership, Information Technology, Telecommunications

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 is a significant player in the telecommunications industry within New Zealand. We are growing our business through delivering consistent service, excellence and results and through developing inspirational leadership with our people and customers.

We have an exciting opportunity for experienced Programme Manager to join us in Auckland. The Programme Manager will support the business by managing a number of crucial functions across the Vodafone and RCG workstreams.


About the role:

This role will lead a $20 million annual Vodafone build programme for our Telecommunications business. This position requires a structured approach in order to build constructive relationships and prioritise workload. There will also be a high degree of liaising with our clients and suppliers both internal and external to produce required outcomes while ensuring customer satisfaction to the highest level. The role will require you to challenge the status quo, making an impact that creates a benefit for both our customers and Downer. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Vodafone Build Planning of which the majority is Cellular build work
  • Financial review of all project within the group and propose potential revised cost recovery option
  • Workstream performance review for the end to end Vodafone delivery process
  • Propose and implement process improvements with a focus on integrating the Vodafone end to end process into the standardised Telecommunications Design & Build process
  • Implement reporting framework and monitor and report on all Vodafone exceptions to key stakeholders
  • Provide effective leadership for defined improvement initiatives as determined by the Telecommunications Leadership team


About you:

Suitable applicant will possess:

  • 5 Years experience leading a project management office 
  • Be financially astute 
  • High degree in enforcing a high level of processes and structures
  • Engineering or similar background
  • Proven track record of managing contractors to deliver defined targets
  • Experience in planning and scheduling large resource pools
  • A sound ability to coordinate a job with multiple work disciplines and facets
  • Proven track record in process improvement
  • People skills – ability to build and maintain relationships with both internal and external clients


What we offer:

A role with the Downer Telecommunications team can advance your career and expand your skills. 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.

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 retail, health care, insurance and travel businesses to offer attractive discounts to assist you in everyday life.


Please note:

  • If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please go to and search for job reference number 591858.
  • The successful applicants will be required to pass 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 Standard Time

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