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Construction Foreperson - Auckland

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

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. The Downer Auckland team is proud to be supporting infrastructure development in Auckland.

About the role:
As a Construction Foreperson, you’ll play a key part in the success of our projects. 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 troubleshoot 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:

  • Class 1 Drivers Licence required
  • Class 2, 4, 5 Drivers Licence and WTR endorsements are a plus
  • Previous experience supervising Civil works, including road maintenance projects
  • Confidence in 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, 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. We pride ourselves on our socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, which includes Zero Harm. 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.

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! 

Come and join our team of 10,000!

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site people.downergroup.co.nz or apply & check out our other great opportunities at www.downergroup.co.nz reference # 596854.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test & medical.

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