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Maintenance Foreperson

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Queenstown
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.

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 Services business unit is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.

We are big picture people, operating a 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 employing the best people 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.

About the role
As a Maintenance Foreperson in our Queenstown team, your days will be busy managing and supervising construction activity. This hands on role will require you to provide leadership to your crew by planning, offering clear direction and monitoring activities whilst working alongside the team in the field. You will also:

  • Be responsible to ensure all work is completed to the satisfaction of our customers
  • Ensure that all Zero Harm and production targets are met
  • Provide clear records and reports on all activities undertaken by Downer staff and subcontractors
  • Offer coaching and training to your crew to grow their capabilities
  • This is a permanent, full time position, primarily working Monday – Friday however flexibility to pick up occasional night shifts, weekend work and on-call shifts may be required.


About you
To be successful in this challenging yet rewarding role, you will have excellent communication skills and solid customer and commercial awareness on site. You will be confident to plan and structure the workload but also capable to trouble shoot on the fly. Alongside a good understanding of civil construction methodologies you will also have sound knowledge of Quality Assurance, Health and Safety & RMA procedures and performance.

We’d also value the following skills and attributes:

  • Up to Class 5 licence desirable, but if not we can help you with this
  • Previous experience supervising civil projects, including road maintenance projects
  • Confidence maintaining and enforcing safety standards and site safe operations
  • Great leadership with the ability to identify potential in people as well as mentor and train team members


Perks & Benefits
Working for a progressive and reliable organisation, you will be offered a competitive remuneration package, a vehicle, the tools of trade required to deliver the excellence we are known for, and a whole lot of extras such as merch, clothing, boots, PPE, over time and meal allowances, as well as guaranteed full time hours. You will be surrounded by a team of leading experts, and you will enjoy flexible working, as we take work-life balance so seriously we include it in your contract.

We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance. You will receive ongoing mentoring, training, and development opportunities to ensure your knowledge and skills continue to be industry leading and your career opportunities limitless in an organisation the size of ours.

And because we are all about relationships creating success, we offer our people a comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners. You will receive extensive discounts and perks across a huge number of sought-after multinational brands, think: banking, gyms, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, and plenty more!

You will love being a part of the Downer lifestyle, come and see for yourself why we are the crème de la crème of employers as we continue to build our future! Literally.


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, alternatively email

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

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.

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Applications close: New Zealand Daylight Time

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