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Construction Manager

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hamilton
Categories: Management, Project Management, 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 12,000 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.

In preparation for significant growth, our Waikato team have an exciting opportunity to lead our high performing team as Construction Manager.

About the role
In this key leadership role, and as part of our Transport Services team, you’ll be alongside the Regional Manager in setting and executing our strategy. You will be responsible for development and delivery of the long term construction strategy with sustainable growth and excellence in delivery paramount to all decision making.

Your focus will be to promote and drive:

  • Our strategic business development for the Waikato Construction team
  • Construction best practice across the region
  • Development of construction capability within the Construction Operations Managers and Project Managers
  • A more risk management approach to the delivery of the consolidated regional programme

About You
As an experienced Construction or Project Manager, you’ll bring with you

  • A proven record of putting people first through providing decisive and inclusive leadership to your teams and the wider business
  • Strategic planning skills, focused on delivering BAU with excellence whilst growing our market
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Demonstrated capability in regards to financial and performance management
  • Extensive construction experience in delivering contracts including demonstrated capability in commercial acumen, project controls, programme management and resource planning.

With Downer have long term maintenance contracts as base workload and a number of exciting opportunities in the market over the next ten years, this is a fantastic time to join our business and be part of this growth period. 

If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today!  Apply via  and enter reference number 573277

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 Daylight Time

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