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Foreperson - Chip Sealing

  • Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

About the role:
As a Chip Sealing Foreperson for one of the largest infrastructure business’ in New Zealand, you will be involved in exciting projects requiring you to oversee work, the operation of heavy machinery and preparation of sites. You’ll be actively involved in training and developing those around you and will have experience dealing with subcontractors and other departments on site

About you:
You don’t need experience within sealing (although that is a bonus!), ideally though you will have worked within civil or construction and have a hands-on background. You’ll have leadership experience, be a great communicator and believe in the benefits of mentoring staff.
You’ll also have:

  • A positive, motivated attitude
  • A willingness and ability to travel out of the region
  • Professional yet approachable communication skills
  • Your full licence with class 1, extra classes a bonus!

What Difference can Downer offer you?
Working for a progressive and stable organisation, Downer offers more than just the basics you'd expect from a large organisation. Our benefits are designed to develop the whole person, at home and at work - trust us when we say we’ve got you covered. Here’s just a brief insight into some of the many things we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary remuneration package
  • An employee recognition programme which celebrates and recognises our people
  • Career development opportunities & a dedicated personal development plan
  • All the tools of trade you need to perform successfully your role including PPE, clothing, and merch
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package through our partners - you will receive a great range of corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more
  • We also encourage our people to participate in community volunteering initiatives and pay for the time you spend helping to make our community better with Downer's volunteer leave
  • A Socially responsible, inclusive, and diverse culture, that includes a Zero Harm tolerance

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

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 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 join us as we continue to engineer and construct a better tomorrow for generations to come.

How to bring your Difference to Downer:
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 www.downercareers.co.nz and enter reference number 596751 or reach out to our recruitment team at Recruitment.Advice@downer.co.nz or call 0800877327 for more information.

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.  

The Downer NZ Recruitment office will be closed from Friday, 23 December 2022 and we will be back on deck on Monday, 9 January 2023.   If you submit an application during this period please note that we will review your details and update you upon our return.  Wishing you a safe and festive holiday season.




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